The national rugby team made the biggest jump in the men’s global rugby ranking to achieve an all-time best position of 89 for Ghana.

According to the latest rankings posted on Monday, 14 May 2018, World Rugby indicated that Ghana Eagles amassed 31.90 points lifting the country from its previous world rank of 93 to 89.

Among the five countries that had the best improvement in the latest ranking, Ghana was named the best.

This follows the victory at the four-nation 2018 Africa Bronze Cup on home soil where Ghana beat Mauritius by 23 points to 17 in the men’s 15s final qualifying Ghana Eagles for the Africa Silver Cup.

Ghana was accepted by the Council of World Rugby as a Full Member of World Rugby just last year.

The success is on the back of improved systems and structures instituted by Ghana Rugby Union President, Herbert Mensah, who has ensured the proper running of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) according to international standards.

The country is making frantic efforts at rugby education in schools and communities amidst challenges of lack of funds and facilities.

New Zealand tops the world ranking at the number one spot with American Samoa at the bottom of the table.

Ghana is ranked number 14th in Africa with South Africa leading in the pecking order at the number one spot.

See the ranking for Africa below with the corresponding world rank in brackets.

1. South Africa (6)
2. Namibia (24)
3. Kenya (29)
4. Uganda (34)
5. Morocco (40)
6. Tunisia (42)
7. Zimbabwe (44)
8. Madagascar (46)
9. Senegal (49)
10. Cote d’Ivoire (50)

Source: Ghana/


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