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Canada moves up two spots to No. 21 in world rugby rankings after Kenya victory


Canada has moved up two spots to No.21 in the world rugby rankings in the wake of its 65-19 win over Kenya at the World Cup repechage tournament in France.

Kenya fell one spot to No. 29.

Germany moved up three places to No. 26 after defeating Hong Kong 26-9 in the other match Sunday at the Stade Delort in Marseille. Hong Kong slipped three spots to No. 24.

Canada meets Hong Kong on Friday while Germany takes on Kenya. The top team in the round-robin repechage qualifies for the 20th and last spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. 

The top five was unchanged with New Zealand topping the rankings, followed by Ireland, Wales, England and South Africa.

 

 

The Canadian Press

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