Uganda was 38th on July 4 but have moved to 36th with a total of now 50.30 points, according to the latest rankings that were released by World Rugby.

The Rugby cranes climb two places following an emphatic 78-17 victory over Tunisia but stay third behind fellow unbeaten sides Namibia who are at the top and second-placed Kenya in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup standings.

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

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Uganda was the biggest climber, improving by two places from the 38th to the 36th slot, but remaining 5th in Africa behind South Africa, Namibia (21), Kenya (26) and Zimbabwe (35).

The Africa Gold Cup continues this weekend as Uganda host Namibia in Kampala and Kenya travel to Zimbabwe.

The tournament takes place until August 5, with Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Uganda, Kenya and Senegal participating in home and away matches.



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