VICTORS: The Rugby Cranes that beat Senegal

The Rugby Crane’s 17-16 victory over their hosts Senegal in Dakar has seen them climb up two places and also move to the top of the Gold Cup standings after two rounds with six points.

Uganda was the biggest climber improving by two places from the 40th to the 38th slot, but remaining 5th in Africa behind South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Senegal fall six places to 51st on the back of the defeat, making them the biggest ‘droppers’ in the latest rankings.

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Neighbours Kenya remained unmoved, holding onto the 26th position as well as Africa’s top ranked team South Africa at 5th.

The best five countries in the world maintain their slots: New Zealand, England, Ireland, Australia and South Africa, respectively.

Uganda has one more point than Namibia and Zimbabwe ahead of their next game on July 15, 2017 against Tunisia in Kampala.

The Rugby Africa Gold Cup continues this weekend when Tunisia travel to Kenya and Namibia host Senegal.


The top ten in the world:

(1) New Zealand

(2) England

(3) Ireland

(4) Australia

(5) South Africa

(6) Scotland

(7) Wales

(8) France

(9) Argentina

(10) Fiji