New Zealand Top Women’s World Rankings
New Zealand’s Black Ferns have been ranked #1 on the first rankings for women’s Test rugby.
“It’s a positive step for one of the fastest growing team sports in the world, as it brings parity with the men’s game,” said Bernard Lapasset, World Rugby chairman.
“World Rugby is committed to driving forward the competitiveness of the women’s game and the new rankings are yet another significant milestone.”
“The rankings were introduced after a comprehensive process of obtaining and analysing every result from the first official women’s international matches dating back to 1987 and are based on the same criteria as the men’s rankings”, as reported on Radio New Zealand.
France was ranked second, England third and Ireland fourth.
Article Source: BBC, February 1, 2016
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