European nations on the rise in rankings

(IRB.COM) Monday 21 April 2014
 
 European nations on the rise in rankings

Bosnia & Herzegovina are the biggest climbers in the latest IRB World Rankings with a four-place rise to 85th after a 43-0 win over Norway in Division 2D of the European Nations Cup 2014 on Saturday.

The victory sees Bosnia & Herzegovina move to the top of Division 2D and climb above Austria, Guam, Bahamas and Swaziland to their highest ever position since the rankings were introduced in October 2003.

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Norway remain 95th after the defeat, albeit now more than a point behind Vanuatu above.

Croatia were the other winners in the European Nations Cup this weekend, beating the higher ranked Lithuania 25-21 in Division 2A. The victory lifts Croatia three places to 53rd and means they are now the higher ranked side with Lithuania falling by the same margin to 55th.