Glasgow Drop In Rankings

Glasgow dropped from thirtieth to thirty-second in the European club rankings after their 29-38 defeat by Newport Gwent Dragons at Hughenden on Friday evening. But they remain ahead of the two other Scottish professional teams.Edinburgh slipped one place to thirty-fifth after losing to Llanelli by 16-37 at Stradey Park. The Borders, beaten 13-50 by Leinster at Donnybrook, also fell one rung, dropping to thirty-ninth in the weekly rankings published by www.eurorugby.comCOLOR=BLUE>.London Wasps, the Heineken Cup champions, continue to lead the table, though now with Toulouse on their tail. The French club, one of Glasgow's Heineken Cup opponents, moved up from third to second with a 26-25 home win against Biarritz. Toulouse displaced another French club, Stade Francais, who dropped three places to fifth after a 15-20 defeat at Perpignan.Glasgow's other European opponents, Northampton Saints and Llanelli, are respectively eighth and thirteenth. Northampton dropped two places with a 13-32 defeat at Leicester, but Llanelli's position was unchanged despite their home win against Edinburgh.Llanelli are bracketed by Dragons and Neath-Swansea Ospreys. Dragons leapfrogged over Llanelli to twelfth with their Hughenden win, and Ospreys, whom Glasgow play at Swansea on Saturday, jumped four places to fourteenth with a 37-24 victory against Ulster at Ravenhill.English and French clubs dominate the rankings, with Dragons the best of the others in twelfth place. The top 16 are:1, Wasps (unchanged); 2, Toulouse (up 1); 3, Leicester (up 1); 4, Gloucester (unchanged); 5, Stade Francais (down 3); 6, Perpignan (up 2); 7, Biarritz (unchanged); 8, Northampton (down 2); 9, Castres (unchanged); 10, Bath (up 1); 11, Agen (up 1); 12, Newport Gwent Dragons (up 2); 13, Llanelli Scarlets (unchanged); 14, Neath-Swansea Ospreys (up 4); 15, Sale (up 1); 16, Ulster (down 6).Glasgow dropped from thirtieth to thirty-second in the European club rankings after their 29-38 defeat by Newport Gwent Dragons at Hughenden on Friday evening. But they remain ahead of the two other Scottish professional teams.Edinburgh slipped one place to thirty-fifth after losing to Llanelli by 16-37 at Stradey Park. The Borders, beaten 13-50 by Leinster at Donnybrook, also fell one rung, dropping to thirty-ninth in the weekly rankings published by www.eurorugby.comCOLOR=BLUE>.London Wasps, the Heineken Cup champions, continue to lead the table, though now with Toulouse on their tail. The French club, one of Glasgow's Heineken Cup opponents, moved up from third to second with a 26-25 home win against Biarritz. Toulouse displaced another French club, Stade Francais, who dropped three places to fifth after a 15-20 defeat at Perpignan.Glasgow's other European opponents, Northampton Saints and Llanelli, are respectively eighth and thirteenth. Northampton dropped two places with a 13-32 defeat at Leicester, but Llanelli's position was unchanged despite their home win against Edinburgh.Llanelli are bracketed by Dragons and Neath-Swansea Ospreys. Dragons leapfrogged over Llanelli to twelfth with their Hughenden win, and Ospreys, whom Glasgow play at Swansea on Saturday, jumped four places to fourteenth with a 37-24 victory against Ulster at Ravenhill.English and French clubs dominate the rankings, with Dragons the best of the others in twelfth place. The top 16 are:1, Wasps (unchanged); 2, Toulouse (up 1); 3, Leicester (up 1); 4, Gloucester (unchanged); 5, Stade Francais (down 3); 6, Perpignan (up 2); 7, Biarritz (unchanged); 8, Northampton (down 2); 9, Castres (unchanged); 10, Bath (up 1); 11, Agen (up 1); 12, Newport Gwent Dragons (up 2); 13, Llanelli Scarlets (unchanged); 14, Neath-Swansea Ospreys (up 4); 15, Sale (up 1); 16, Ulster (down 6).