Following a busy period of international netball the INF World Rankings remain largely unchanged; however, the gaps at the top of the rankings are beginning to close.
The latest Rankings reflect the games played up to the 21st of April, 2018, which include the recent Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018, Netball World Cup 2019 Regional Qualifier – Oceania, Taini Jamison Trophy, Hong Kong 4 Nations Tournament and the Uganda vs Barbados series.
England’s historic gold medal win on the Gold Coast see them closing in on New Zealand whilst Jamaica who finished third on the Gold Coast, are closing the gap on England.
South Africa remain the highest ranked African side following their fifth place finish at the Commonwealth Games. Malawi’s memorable victory over New Zealand sees them strengthen their position in sixth ahead of the chasing Uganda.
Fiji drop out of the top twelve which sees Trinidad & Tobago benefit as they move into 12th. Samoa who recently qualified for next year’s Netball World Cup rise one position to 14th and Hong Kong who finished second in their Four Nations Tournament rise up one position to 28th.
We now have a record 41 teams with an INF World Ranking; Tonga now have a ranking again as they move into 32nd.
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