London, United Kingdom – It has been a busy period of international netball in the past couple of months with the Quad Series, Pent Series, Taini Jamison Trophy, SEA Games and others all taking place.

The INF World Rankings have been updated to reflect matches played between the 1st July and 13th September 2017.

After an impressive showing at the Quad Series, and a 2-0 series win over Fiji, the SPAR Proteas from South Africa is drawing closer to Jamaica in 4th position. As for Fiji, their series defeat to South Africa sees them fall one place into 8th, and Wales benefit as they rise one place into 7th.

Following their Pent Series triumph, Zimbabwe leapfrog Zambia into 15th. Malaysia rise to 20th thanks to their SEA Games gold medal. In contrast, Singapore drop to 19th, and St Lucia have benefitted as they rise one place to 18th. Malaysia’s rise to 20th sees Botswana who finished 4th at the Pent Series, fall to 21st.

Elsewhere, Canada have switched places to rise above close neighbours USA into 26th. This came following their victory over the Cayman Islands. Despite losing, 3-0, the Cayman Islands also benefitted as they now have played enough games to have a World Ranking again.

Namibia are the biggest climbers in this particular update as they rise 6 places into 31st. This came after a 3rd placed finish in the Pent Series.

There are now 39 teams with an INF World Ranking.

Blanche de la Guerre, the CEO of Netball South Africa (NSA) said that the investment into the SPAR Proteas was paying off. “We had a plan a few years ago to bring in a top coaching team with international reputation and experience and for the SPAR Proteas to play a busy schedule. NSA invested into legendary Australian Coach Norma Plummer and her assistant Nicole Cusack to take over the coaching role of the SPAR Proteas and they consulted on a busy international schedule against top nations. This was a massive investment by NSA but the investment is paying off and the SPAR Proteas are making huge strides not only in international netball circles but also on the world rankings.”

 

RANKING FLAG TEAM PLAYED WEIGHTED POINTS RATING
1 Australia 41 27 5636 209
2 New Zealand 52 37 6874 186
3 England 54 35 5604 160
4 Jamaica 27 18 2684 149
5 South Africa 38 26 3666 141
6 Malawi 23 15 1754 117
7 Wales 28 15 1667 111
8 Fiji 18 10 1100 110
9 Uganda 22 16 1724 108
10 Northern Ireland 29 19 1913 101
11 Barbados 30 20 1997 100
12 Scotland 26 14 1301 93
13 Trinidad & Tobago 31 17 1545 91
14 Samoa 20 10 841 84
15 Zimbabwe 23 19 1487 78
16 Zambia 33 25 1753 70
17 Papua New Guinea 21 14 885 63
18 St Lucia 9 6 315 53
19 Singapore 47 34 1758 52
20 Malaysia 21 15 741 49
21 Botswana 34 25 1104 44
22 Ireland 34 26 954 37
23 Grenada 11 6 205 34
24 Hong Kong 16 13 436 34
25 Sri Lanka 15 9 299 33
26 Canada 18 14 381 27
27 USA 13 8 203 25
28 Bermuda 8 8 159 20
29 Gibraltar 13 9 176 20
30 Swaziland 12 8 99 12