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WFN Women's World Rankings (Women) Post Round 3 of IC17
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Monday, August 14 2017 @ 02:15 pm ACST

I guess if the 'B' teams are competing in the rankable tournament - then if they count as a rank worthy opponent they arguably warrant being ranked too.

WFN Women's World Rankings (Women) Post Round 3 of IC17
Authored by: Cam Homes on Monday, August 14 2017 @ 03:11 pm ACST

AIM team did compete in IC11 and played against all contestants. If they don't compete again then they will eventually drop out of the Ranks.
As for the "B" teams they also competed in IC14 against ranked opponents so as Brett says there more games are being played which can only be good thing.

Also I think it would be preferable to leave them in at this stage of international development (even if youth teams) and hopefully they will be more suitable opponents for emerging nations (eg. Pakistan ) etc.

If they do only play very infrequently it should not be a problem or if not play again they will also drop out of the Ranks.
I'm quite comfortable having them in at this stage as well as having the combined teams eg. Crusaders, Indo China and Asian Lions becoming fully ranked if they play enough qualifying games.

Eventually we are all hoping that they will actually fade out down the track when the individual nations can raise a true national team aren't we.
Also be giving all these teams "national" status for now is encouraging more countries/players to compete at an elite standard.

The Rugby WR scheme that we "copied/adapted/mangled has a provision for Countries to combine or divide (eg Czech Republic/Slovkia etc.) So why can't ours????