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Australia’s silver medal at last week’s women’s Samsung Hockey Champions Trophy has elevated them to third on the Sahara WorldHockey Team Rankings.

After suffering tense penalty stroke shoot out loss to the Netherlands in the final, Australia earned enough points to sneak ahead of Germany on the rankings table. Australia’s performance dropped the Olympic champions to fourth position.

The Dutch increased their lead at the top of the rankings table after defending their title in Canberra. They now lead second-placed Argentina by 138 points, with Australia a further 93 further back.

Despite finishing last in Canberra and being relegated from the 2006 Rabo Hockey Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Netherlands, Korea also moved up one position from eighth to seventh.

China’s bronze medal confirmed their fifth ranking and they now have a massive 403-point advantage over New Zealand.