Rugby Rankings: Simbas Roar to an All-Time High

 

Kenya XVs rugby team have climbed to an all-time high 28th in the latest World Rugby Rankings following their 36-27 win over Spain last weekend.

Kenya, 30th in the previous ranking were the biggest climbers alongside Uruguay with both sides scaling up two places on the log.

They are now only 0.27 points below African rivals Zimbabwe who remained at position 27. In Africa, the Simbas are ranked fourth behind South Africa (2nd in the world), Namibia (21) and Zimbabwe.

New Zealand on top

Spain’s loss saw them drop down one place from 19th to 20th. New Zealand remain top of the rankings followed by South Africa, Ireland, England and Australia who leapfrogged Wales into fifth. Scotland dropped out of the top 10 with Fiji taking their spot.

Lionesses Olympic Qualifiers

Meanwhile the women’s team, Kenya Lionesses, have been seeded second and pooled in Group B of the 2016 Africa Cup Sevens which doubles up as the African Women’s Rugby Sevens Olympic qualifiers.

The Lionesses have been pooled alongside Tunisia, Madagascar,Senegal and Botswana.

SA hosts

South Africa who will host the competition on 24th and 25th September in Johannesburg headline Pool A which also has Zimbabwe, Uganda, Namibia and Zambia.

The winner of the competition be Africa’s sole representative at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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