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Uruguay are on the verge of a first World Rugby Nations Cup triumph after they beat Russia in Round Two of the competition on Wednesday.
South Africa moved up two places in the World Rankings after their win over France while Scotland dropped one spot, despite defeating Italy.
Russia were the surprise package of the World Rugby Nations Cup 2017 first round with a last-gasp 39-38 win over Argentina XV in Uruguay.
Uruguay and Chile made fine starts to their Sudamérica Championship campaigns thanks to wins over Paraguay and Brazil respectively.
Australia, South Africa and Fiji remain unbeaten at the Hong Kong Sevens as day two produced yet another day of thrilling sevens action in the Hong Kong heat.