Bermuda climb three places in rankings

(IRB.COM) Monday 28 September 2009
 
 Bermuda climb three places in rankings
Trinidad & Tobago scored four tries against Bermuda

Bermuda may have lost 32-19 to Trinidad & Tobago in a one-off match at the University of West Indies Grounds in St Augustine on Saturday, but they have still climbed three places to 58th in the latest IRB World Rankings on the back of a victory over Barbados a few days earlier.

The 47-5 defeat of Barbados in Bridgetown last Wednesday had provisionally seen Bermuda climb above European trio Slovenia, Serbia and Latvia, while resulting in a six place fall for their hosts to 76th.

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Bermuda could potentially have climbed as high as 48th with a convincing victory over the higher ranked Trinidad & Tobago, but two tries apiece from wings Mark Hamilton and Andre Cabera ensured they did not make it two wins in seven days.

The win sees Trinidad & Tobago improve their own rankings by two places, climbing above African sides Zimbabwe and Madagascar and to within eight tenths of Arabian Gulf above in 45th.