The Vitality Roses have moved back up to third, swapping places with upcoming opponents Jamaica, in the latest world rankings.
World Netball (WN) has announced the world rankings to 3 November 2022 with the update confirming the seeding for the 16 qualified teams for the Netball World Cup draw which takes place later this month.
The NWC2023 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 28 July to 6 August 2023, with Australia, Barbados, England, Fiji, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Wales and Zimbabwe all set to compete for the trophy.
The last WN world rankings update (of 12 August 2022) was published on 15 August and included all the matches played at the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022 and identified the six pre-qualified teams for the Netball World Cup. Since then it has been a very busy period for international teams resulting in a record number of teams (53) achieving a WN world ranking, and over 30 teams changing places.
Now the sport is returning to a full international calendar, World Netball will reconsider the number of matches required to earn a world ranking, which was reduced from eight to six as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the break in international play.
The NWC2023 draw will take place on Tuesday 30 November in East London, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Further details will be released shortly.
To view the full world rankings table, click here.
The Vitality Roses will welcome Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls to England in January 2023 for a three-match test series with fixtures taking place in Manchester (Wednesday 11 January) and London (Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January).
All children (U16) will be able to enjoy world-class netball for just £5 and full-time students can show their support for £10. There’s also currently an ‘early baller’ rate, offering members and fans a saving of 20% on adult tickets across the series until Black Friday on 25 November (terms and conditions apply).