Kenya Lionesses Rise Highest In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Following an impressive outing at the 2022 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup, the national women’s rugby 15’s side, Kenya Lionesses were the biggest movers in the latest World Rugby women’s rankings.

Having gained two places in the new rankings released in November, the Lionesses now sit 25th in the world having pipped Colombia and Madagascar.

South Africa remains the highest-ranked African team at 13th globally while England lead and New Zealand second as Canada, France and Italy rounding up the top five.

The Lionesses managed to thump Zambia 36-17 in the opening Pool B match and finished the Pool with a 23-3 win over neighbours Uganda to finish top.

The top spot finish means that the Lionesses were promoted to Pool A which will act as the first stage qualifiers of the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

The Dennis Mwanja-led side will now join Pool A which has South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe as they continue with their dream of making it to their maiden World Cup.

Uganda’s loss to Kenya saw them become the biggest fallers in the rankings as they plummeted four places to land at 34th globally.