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June Tests will be moved to July from 2020 as one of a number of changes to the long-term calendar implemented by World Rugby.
Wales jump to sixth of place after their win over Ireland at the expense of South Africa who drop to seventh.
Doubts over readiness of national stadium mean the Test match will now take place at an alternative location in June.
Rugby’s major stakeholders have taken a significant step towards agreeing an optimised global calendar beyond Rugby World Cup 2019.
Tonga and Oyonnax wing Fetu’u Vainikolo has been handed a one-year suspended sentence by a French court following an altercation at a bar.