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Last rankings before the World Cup

After a month of warm-up games, we return for a final pre-World Cup look at the ScrumQueens Women's Test Rugby Rankings, produced for us by Serge Piquet

The current pre-tournament rankings show how close the World Cup is likely to be.

England hold a slender lead over New Zealand, from being more active over the past twelve months, plus holding a 5-3 (with one draw) advantage in test matches between the two countries since the last tournament.

However France are not far behind, there is nothing to choose between Canada and the United States, while Ireland hold firm grip on sixth place. Samoa and Kazakhstan are the lowest ranked of the World Cup qualifiers, in 15th and 16th places.

Beyond the World Cup teams, Kenya move above Uganda after regaining the Elgon Cup - but Switzerland stay above both.

1 England4762
2 New Zealand4720
3 France4626
4 Canada4579
5 United States4541
6 Ireland4404
7 Wales4180
8 Italy4115
9 South Africa4098
10 Spain4023
11 Scotland3922
12 Australia3583
* Nomads3452
13 Sweden2922
14 Netherlands2885
15 Samoa2683
16 Kazakhstan2620
17 Russia2032
18 Germany1929
19 Japan1828
20 Belgium1675
21 Hong Kong1588
22 Finland1518
23 Singapore1343
24 Switzerland1174
25 Kenya1092
26 Uganda1066
27 China951
28 Norway914
29 Romania810
30 Trinidad & Tobago804
31 Fiji704
32 Cayman683
33 Thailand670
34 Uzbekistan647
35 Denmark631
36 Jamaica594
37 Tonga530
* Caribbean Select619
38 Philippines515
39 Luxembourg491
40 Malaysia478
41 Czech Rep.476
42 Laos458
43 Guyana440
44 Brazil400
45 Serbia355
46 Rwanda348
47 Barbados298
48 Bosnia & Herzegovina260
49 Austria246
50 Colombia199
51 Namibia188
52 Zambia183
53 Mayotte181
54 Bahamas178
55 Croatia167
56 St Vincent133
57 Portugal126
58 Kyrgyzstan125
59 Burundi123
60 Venezuela106
61 Réunion91
62 Cambodia86
63 Botswana86
64 Hungary81
65 PNG68
66 Zimbabwe57

© Serge PIQUET - July 2014