The Irish national wheelchair rugby team climbed ten spots to the thirteenth spot in the IWRF rankings updated last night. The big move from follows a second place finish yesterday at the IWRF B World Championships. This made them the biggest movers. Gold medalist France’s position remained unchanged at ninth.
Italy had the biggest drop of all teams, going down seven spots to be ranked twenty-third. The team went 0 – 5 at the IWRF B World Championships, including a loss to Russia in the 7th/8th ranking match. Russia made their debut for the first time on the rankings for the first time as the competition was their first IWRF sanctioned competition.
Other movers included the Czech Republic who moved up two positions after a fifth place finish at the IWRF B World Championships. The team went 3 – 2 in the competition, including a loss to Poland and a win over Austria in the home hosted event. Austria, who went 2 – 3 in the competition, dropped three spots to finish ranked at eighteenth.
Switzerland, Poland and Israel all dropped one position. The Netherlands dropped four positions.