Canada men's rugby team moves up to No. 22, South Africa still leads the list

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Canada has moved up one spot to No. 22 in the latest World Rugby men’s rankings.

The Canadians, who fell one place in last week's rankings, are sandwiched between Hong Kong and Namibia.

The top three is unchanged with World Cup champion South Africa ahead of New Zealand and England. Ireland vaulted over Wales into No. 4 after its 24-14 Six Nations win in Dublin on the weekend.

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France, Australia, Japan, Scotland and Argentina completed the top 10.

Italy fell one rung to No. 13, with Georgia moving up in its place.

The Canadian women remain third in the world, behind leader New Zealand and England.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 10, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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