Vitality Roses singing the national anthem in the Netball World Cup final. Credit: Michael Bradley

The Vitality Roses remain in third in the World Netball World Rankings.

The new rankings, updated today, include results from the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games and the Netball World Cup 2023 (NWC2023) where the Roses made history by reaching their first-ever World Cup final, defeating Australia and New Zealand on the way.

The latest update sees no change to the positions of the top six teams, with Australia remaining 1st, New Zealand 2nd, England 3rd, Jamaica 4th, South Africa 5th and Malawi in 6th.

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The first positional change to the table can be seen in 7th with Uganda claiming this spot after an impressive NWC2023 campaign where they finished in 5th. Tonga move down one place to take 8th position.

Positions 9 – 14 stay the same with Sri Lanka who were previously ranked 15th dropping five places to 20th due to failing to win a match during the NWC2023. Zambia have climbed one place to take 15th position, with nine teams (Samoa, St Vincent & Grenadines, Fiji, Cook Islands, Namibia, Botswana, UAE and Ireland) all also rising by one place.

Singapore have moved up two places to 26th as a result of two wins during the NWC2023, and behind them Malaysia, St Lucia, USA, Gibraltar and Cayman Islands also moved up two places.

The biggest change in the table can be seen at 33rd with Antigua & Barbuda rising four places to claim this position. Elsewhere, St Kitts & Nevis and St Maarten also move up four places to 39th and 40th respectively.

From 1 September 2023 teams must have played at least eight ranking matches in the current rating period (from July 2019) to retain a World Ranking. Five teams (Brunei, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Lesotho and Philippines) have not reached the minimum number of ranking matches required so lose their ranking. The number of WN World Ranked countries is now at 41.

The Vitality Roses return to action this weekend when they begin their first of three test matches against New Zealand for the Taini Jamison Trophy.

To view the updated WN World Rankings, visit our website here.

To view the WN events calendar, click here.

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