After five rounds of the World 7s Series, New Zealand have been able to hold firmly on the top spot despite having missed the last two finals in Sydney and Los Angeles.
A third-place finish in Los Angeles 7s earned the side 17 points which saw them move to 93 points on top of the World 7s Series log.
South Africa will also stay second and victory in Los Angeles has earned the 22 points which have propelled them to 89 points on the standings.
Fiji are the biggest climbers rising from fifth to third with now 72 points while France are fourth with 67 points. England close the top five with 64 points from the five outings.
Australia occupy the sixth slot with 62 points, two more than what Los Angeles 7s host USA have. Argentina sit eighth with 53 points while newbies Ireland have 45 points. Canada are 10th with 40 points.
Kenya 7s only gained three points from the tournament and they have now collected 29 points. Failure to shine in USA sees the side stay at position 11. Shujaa have now fallen 11 points behind 10th placed Canada who will be hosting the next leg.
Scotland have also collected 29 points, same as Kenya with their inferior point difference putting at 12th on the log. Samoa with 28, Spain 23, Wales 11, Japan nine and Korea with one close the log.