Malta move into top 20

Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 23:59

Malta has moved up seven places to 20th in the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) rankings.

It is the highest world ranking ever held by the Malta national team.

Ahead of Malta, are Germany (17), Norway (18) and Russia (19), while a considerable gap exists to the nations trailing the Maltese in Canada (21) and Latvia (22).

Malta’s recent European Shield campaign saw them finish runners up to Germany – who lost to Norway – who were humiliated 64-24 at home by the Maltese on September 2.

Australia are ranked first while the current World Cup champions New Zealand are ranked second, and England, third.

The rankings are automatically updated at the beginning of each month.

RLIF World Rankings: 1: Australia, 2: New Zealand, 3: England, 4: Papua New Guinea, 5: France, 6: Samoa, 7: Wales, 8: Fiji, 9: Tonga, 10: Scotland, 20: Malta

1 Comment

  1. Nick says:

    Excellent news but we must point out that Malta stand 20th out of 29 countries in the rankings. Well done just the same for the climb.


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