Four teams heading to a repechage in Marseille, France in November, to fight it out for the 20th and final spot at the 2019 15s World Cup in Japan maintained their repectevie ranking as per the latest World ranking release on Monday.
Hong Kong stayed at position 21, Canada at 23 right behind qualified Namibia, Kenya at 28 and Germany at 29.
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Only two games were played at the ended weekend in the Rugby Championship that had other effects but not enough to shift placings on the standings.
In Brisbane Australia trailed South Africa 17-18 at half time but went on to win the game 23-18 while at Nelson top ranked New Zealand beat Argentina 46-24.
Though beaten, Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez scored 14 points on the night to over Felipe Contepomi as Argentina’s all-time record points scorer.
Australia's win that came on the back of two straight losses to New Zealand allows them to move to 84.45 points – 1.22 behind England in fourth place.
South Africa stay in seventh place in the rankings behind Scotland with 2.25 points between themselves and France.The Pumas are are still ninth in rankings ahead of Fiji. Ireland and Wales stay second and third.