2015/2016 Standings
POS TEAM UAE SA NZ AUS USA CAN JPN SING FRA ENG TOTAL
1 South Africa 22 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41
2 England 17 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39
3 Fiji 19 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
4 Scotland 12 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
5 New Zealand 10 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
6 Wales 15 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
7 Australia 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
8 United States 8 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
9 France 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
10 Kenya 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
11 Argentina 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
12 Samoa 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
13 Canada 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
14 Russia 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
15 Uganda 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
16 Japan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Points available have been adjusted to ensure every team in each tournament gets some points. The tournament points system is shown below:

Tournament points system
Placings 16-team tournaments 24-team tournaments
Cup winners: 22 pts 22 pts
Runners-up: 19 pts 19 pts
Third-place play-off winners: 17 pts 17 pts
Third-place play-off losers: 15 pts 15 pts
Plate winners: 13 pts 13 pts
Plate runners-up: 12 pts 12 pts
Plate semifinalists: 10 pts 10 pts
Bowl winners: 8 pts 8 pts
Bowl runners-up: 7 pts 7 pt
Bowl semifinals: 5 pts 5 pt
Shield winners: 3 pts 3 pts
Shield runners-up: 2 pts 2 pts
Shield semifinals: 1 pt 1 pt

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