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Uganda unmoved in latest World Rugby rankings

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The Uganda National Rugby team, known as the Rugby Cranes have remained unchanged in the World Rugby rankings that were released on March 4.

The Rugby Cranes remained in the 42nd position with a total of 48.34 points and are placed 6th on the continent.

South Africa (5), Namibia (22), Kenya (31), Zimbabwe (40) and Tunisia (41) are the top five African countries.

The top ten ranked teams are; New Zealand, Ireland, Wales, England, South Africa, Australia, Scotland, France, Fiji and Argentina.

Tonga, Italy, Uruguay, Russia and Spain were all climbers who improved by one slot to 13, 14, 16,18 and 19 respectively while USA and Romania both fell down by two places to 15 and 20 respectively.

The rankings are calculated using a ‘Points Exchange’ system, in which sides take points off each other based on the match result. Whatever one side gains, the other loses.

The exchanges are based on the match result, the relative strength of each team, and the margin of victory, and there is an allowance for home advantage.

Points exchanges are doubled during the World Cup Finals to recognize the unique importance of this event, but all other full international matches are treated the same, to be as fair as possible to countries playing a different mix of friendly and competitive matches across the world.

Any match that is not a full international between two member countries does not count at all. All member countries have a rating, typically between 0 and 100. The top side in the world will normally have a rating above 90.

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