Following their Asia Rugby Championship Division II title, the UAE are also celebrating a rise in the World Rugby rankings.
Having beaten Guam 82-7 and then Thailand 50-12, the UAE benefited from two big victories in the space of three days to leave them six places higher than before the tournament in 64th.
Kazakhstan beat Guam 17-10 in the third-place play-off but their earlier defeat to Thailand cost them three places in the rankings, and they are now 65th.
Hosts Thailand moved up one spot to 69th as their win over Kazakhstan provided them with a boost in the rankings of one place up to 75th.
Guam, who lost both of their matches fall five places to 74th, one ahead of Thailand.
Elsewhere, Korea’s 52-14 win against Malaysia in Incheon in the Asia Rugby Championship opener was only worth nine-hundredths of a rating point and that was not enough for them to improve on their current position of 30th in the rankings.
Malaysia remain in 45th, one place behind Sri Lanka, while Japan sit in 11th as the region’s highest-ranked side in the world.
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