Two rugby union tournaments started in England last weekend. The Top Orange tournament in France has completed four weeks.
The Aviva Premiership followed last season’s rankings in all games played on the first day of the season:
The start of the Greene King Championship was much more volatile:
Only Leeds and the Pirates played to their 2013-2014 rankings.
In France in week 4, Lyon (over Oyannax) and Brive (over Toulouse) played above their 2013-2014 ranking: