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OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 09:04

Armchair Fan wrote:22 years for Portugal. Samoa played two games in the Pacific championship, being beaten by Fiji in the final. Papua New Guinea and Tonga played too.


Great, so we can add Tonga to the adjusted world rankings. Any other teams?

Edit: I just read that Finland also played a test against Switzerland. Great!
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Canalina » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 16:33

First week ever out of the last position for the Czech Republic! After 169 weeks, if I counted correctly. They always closed the ranking since the publication of the first official women's ranking.
Now the last spot tally says

Czech Republic 169 weeks
Philippines 1 week

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 16:43

It makes a great story, but they were only there because World Rugby is ashamed of leaving there only the countries with real XV activity...

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby rey200 » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 20:48

hmm I have mixed feelings. WR screwed it up in the first place by giving them less points than anyone else.
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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 08:09

This ranking is a total joke and does women's rugby no good. They need to be relaunched and the most important part there need to be point reductions for inactivity implemented.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Raven » Tue, 07 May 2019, 16:43

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:22 years for Portugal. Samoa played two games in the Pacific championship, being beaten by Fiji in the final. Papua New Guinea and Tonga played too.


Great, so we can add Tonga to the adjusted world rankings. Any other teams?

Edit: I just read that Finland also played a test against Switzerland. Great!


On Finland...

The women’s 15’s national team re-started its operations in the summer of 2017 after a three-year break. After the selection camp held in July 2017, approximately 50 players were selected to the national team training group. The reformed national team had its first match in October 2017 in Eerikkilä, when they played a friendly against Sweden’s national team.

The women’s 15’s national team is competing in the Rugby Europe XV Women Trophy series. The first official home game for the Finnish ladies was held in October 2018, when Switzerland travelled to Helsinki. In preparation of the main event of 2018, the 15’s national team played warm-up matches against Turku Swans in Finland and against the Spanish Majadahonda Rugby Club in Madrid. The Trophy series continues in spring 2019 by an away game with Czech Republic.

Training camps are held at the Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort, and training days across Finland when needed.

We are also interested in arranging friendly matches against other national teams or international teams to help develop our national team.

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Canalina » Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 13:50

After this last weekend Singapore loses two points and a half and five positions, while Philippines let again the last position to Czech Republic.
China and Kenya conquer some decimals but no positions

https://www.world.rugby/rankings/wru

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Canalina » Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 04:59

New Zealand on the lead by just 0.07 after the loss at the Super Series vs France!

https://www.world.rugby/rankings/wru

1 NEW ZEALAND 92.85
2 ENGLAND 92.78
3 CANADA 86.96
4 FRANCE 86.50
5 USA 79.94

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Canalina » Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 12:44


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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Canalina » Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 12:59

Nations date of ranking and their entry points. The tail of the rankings is spoiled by the too low entry points adopted in the years 2008-2013

1987: France, England, Wales, Italy, Usa, Canada 80.00
1988: Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium 78.00
1989: Spain, Germany 76.00
1990: New Zealand, Soviet Union 74.00
1991: Japan 72.00
1992: -
1993: Scotland, Ireland 68.00
1994: Russia (substitutes USSR), Australia 66.00
1995: Portugal 64.00
1996: -
1997: -
1998: Hong Kong, Kazakhstan 58.00
1999: -
2000: Samoa 54.00
2001: -
2002: -
2003: Denmark, Norway, Jamaica, T&Tobago 48.00
2004: South Africa, Cayman 46.00
2005: Thailand, Bosnia Erzegovina 44.00
2006: China, Uganda, Fiji, Guyana, Singapore, Tonga, Kenya 42.00
2007: Serbia, Luxembourg, Finland, Romania 40.00
2008: Uzbekistan, Brazil 38.00
2009: Barbados, SVGrenadines 36.00
2010: Bahamas 34.00
2011: Switzerland 32.00
2012: Philippines 30.00
2013: Czech Republic 30.00
2014: -
2015: -
2016: Papua New Guinea 40.00
2017: Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana 40.00
2018: India 40.00
2019: Zambia 40.00

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Canalina » Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 18:48

I still think that they should adopt a rule "one point cut every year you don't play". It's a temperate rule, just one point per year, but year after year it woould give the rankings a more appropriate aspect. Portugal didn't play since 1995, now they would have 40 points instead of 64.
Maybe there should be also an hibernation rule: you don't play for ten years in a row, you keep your points but you disappear from the rankings until your next match.
Probably World Rugby just don't care about these minor problems.
Probably the fans also don't care, just us :)

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby NedRugby » Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 19:14

Canalina wrote:Probably World Rugby just don't care about these minor problems.
Probably the fans also don't care, just us :)


I think you got to the heart of the matter. We are a strange bunch here. Well I'm not, but the rest of you are.

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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Canalina » Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 19:39

Just to confute your affirmation I publish a statistic I've just calculated, about the national teams that still haven't played a test match in 2019.

11 SOUTH AFRICA **
15 PORTUGAL
17 KAZAKHSTAN **
22 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ***
23 BELGIUM
25 DENMARK
27 JAMAICA ***
29 GUYANA
30 ROMANIA
31 NORWAY
32 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
33 THAILAND
34 UZBEKISTAN
36 TONGA
37 CAYMAN ISLANDS
39 NAMIBIA
40 SWITZERLAND *
42 BOTSWANA
43 LUXEMBOURG
45 BRAZIL **
46 PAPUA NEW GUINEA ****
47 SERBIA
50 BARBADOS ***
51 ST.VINCENT & GRENADINES
52 BAHAMAS

nr MADAGASCAR **
nr COLOMBIA **
nr Usa South, Mexico, St.Lucia, Dominican Rep., Curacao ***

* played a friendly match (versus France Gendarmerie)
** have a fixed test match before the end of the year
*** playing the North America Championship with 10s format
**** PNG hope to take part again in the Oceania Cup in november

Data taken from https://www.scrumqueens.com/fixtures-an ... ?year=2019
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Re: OFFICIAL Women's Rugby Rankings

Postby Canalina » Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 20:29

And this would be the world ranking if now by a sudden they would adopt the "one point cut per year" rule, also known as "Canalina rule" after his famous inventor.
First fourteen positions unchanged. Denmark, not playing since 2004, would lose twenty-one positions; Portugal would keep a decent 28th position.

1 NEW ZEALAND 93.88
2 ENGLAND 92.12
3 FRANCE 87.36
4 CANADA 85.56
5 USA 80.11
6 ITALY 79.17
7 AUSTRALIA 78.68
8 WALES 75.29
9 SPAIN 73.18
10 IRELAND 72.44
11 SOUTH AFRICA 67.98
12 SCOTLAND 66.43
13 SAMOA 65.72
14 NETHERLANDS 64.54
15 JAPAN 62.99 + 1
16 KAZAKHSTAN 60.22 + 1
17 RUSSIA 59.83 + 1
18 SWEDEN 59.73 + 1
19 GERMANY 57.72 + 1
20 HONG KONG 52.89 + 1
21 BELGIUM 52.27 + 2
22 CHINA 47.57 + 2
23 FIJI 46.62 + 3
24 KENYA 45.84 + 4
25 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 45.45 - 3
26 ZAMBIA 41.37 + 9
27 TONGA 41.10 + 9
28 PORTUGAL 41.00 - 13
29 SINGAPORE 40.06 + 9
30 SWITZERLAND 40.00 + 10
31 JAMAICA 39.52 - 4
32 ZIMBABWE 39.33 + 9
33 BOTSWANA 38.30 + 9
34 UGANDA 38.16 + 10
35 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 37.84 + 11
36 INDIA 37.60 + 12
37 THAILAND 36.35 - 4
38 FINLAND 36.33 + 11
39 NORWAY 35.86 - 8
40 GUYANA 35.63 - 11
41 NAMIBIA 35.00 - 2
42 ROMANIA 34.95 - 12
43 UZBEKISTAN 34.40 - 9
44 CAYMAN ISLANDS 33.95 - 7
45 PHILIPPINES 33.16 + 8
46 DENMARK 32.68 - 21
47 CZECHIA 32.10 + 7
48 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 31.00 - 16
49 BRAZIL 28.00 - 4
50 LUXEMBOURG 27.83 - 7
51 BARBADOS 27.06 - 1
52 SERBIA 26.79 - 5
53 ST.VINCENT & GRENADINES 25.71 - 2
54 BAHAMAS 25.67 - 2


If the hibernation rule was on charge the nations disappearing from the rankings would be
PORTUGAL (last played 1995)
DENMARK (2004)
GUYANA (2008)
ROMANIA (2008)
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA (2005)
LUXEMBOURG (2007)
BRAZIL (2008)
SERBIA (2007)

and at the end of the year would disappear also
NORWAY (2009)
BARBADOS (2009)
ST.VINCENT&GRENADINES (2009)

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