Ghana has been ranked 26th in the World Rugby League ranking.
This comes as the icing on the cake for what has been a splendid 2022 season.
From the 9s and 13s local leagues, playing with Oxford University to the MEA tournament where Ghana placed second to qualify for the next stage of the run towards the World Rugby League Championship.
The Official International Rugby League (IRL) World Rankings are calculated on each nation’s performance over the current season and the three preceding seasons.
Points are awarded to each team for each match based on:
The result of the match i.e. win, lose or draw
The margin of victory (or defeat) – the larger the winning margin the greater the value to the rankings
The relative strength of opposition faced – if you play a higher-ranked team that is of greater value than playing a lower-ranked team
The date of the match – more recent matches are weighted more heavily – a result in the most recent 2 years is worth double a result 3 years ago and 4 times a result that is 4 years’ old.
The importance of the match – World Cup matches are ranked top followed in order by World Cup Qualifiers, Regional Championships, and one-off international matches
The points are then used to create the Official World Rankings by ordering the teams by virtue of the points gained over the four-year period.
Only officially sanctioned matches played at the senior level between two approved members are considered part of the rankings.
Speaking with the Technical Director of the RLFG, Mr. Marshall Nortey, said;
“This feat could not have been achieved without
our sponsors, the media, and supporters. Thanks for being part of our success and progress.
A big appreciation goes to all teams, coaches, managers, and players who are involved with the sport.
You’re the reason we have come this far. Thank you for an awesome season.
2023 will even be bigger than better.
Season greetings to you and yours”.
See the full ranking here