Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women Reclaim Second Spot in World Rugby Rankings, Canadian Men 18th

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women Reclaim Second Spot in World Rugby Rankings, Canadian Men 18th

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Canadian women stand No. 2 in rugby rankings

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TORONTO - Canada has regained second spot in the world women's rugby rankings in the wake of its lopsided 48-7 win over fifth-ranked Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

The Canadian women, runners-up to England at the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup, fell to No. 3 last week as England moved up one spot after defeating France 10-5 and Ireland 12-10.

Canada reclaimed its No. 2 position behind New Zealand in the latest rankings. The two top teams square off Wednesday at Donneybrook Stadium in Dublin in a preview of their Pool A encounter at the Women's World Cup next August in Ireland.

The Black Ferns are coming off a 25-20 win over No. 3 England on Sunday.

France remained No. 4 in the women's rankings, ahead of Ireland. …

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