2015/2016 Standings
POS TEAM UAE SA NZ AUS USA CAN JPN SING FRA ENG TOTAL
1 South Africa 22 19 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
2 England 17 22 10 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 68
3 Fiji 19 13 19 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
4 New Zealand 10 17 12 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
5 Scotland 12 15 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
6 Australia 13 5 7 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
7 Wales 15 10 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
8 United States 8 10 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
9 Argentina 5 7 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
10 France 10 8 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
11 Kenya 5 12 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
12 Canada 3 3 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
13 Samoa 7 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
14 Russia 1 5 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
15 Japan 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
16 Uganda 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
17 Papua New Guinea 0 0 1 1 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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