Wheelchair Rugby Rankings List Released
12 Nov 2009
The official International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) World Ranking List has been released by the organization, and became effective on 9 November.
The 24 countries listed in order are:
1. United States
5. New Zealand
9. Great Britain
16. Czech Republic
19. South Africa
This list reflects the results from the 2009 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Rugby Americas Zone Championships and the 2009 IWAS Wheelchair Rugby Asia-Oceania Zone Championships. The country Argentina has been added to this list of internationally active countries following their first participation in a sanctioned international competition.
According to IWRF Competition Regulations, countries which fail to attend Zone Championships for which they have qualified will be places on the World Ranking List below all countries which did attend.
As there are no other sanctioned events taking place before the close of qualification, this list will be used to create the Qualification List for the 2010 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships.