The Philippine Volcanoes climbed four rungs to a new high of No. 52 in the world rugby rankings following their stirring 26-25 bvbvvictory over the Sri Lanka side in the Asian 5 Nations in Colombo recently. On its official website, the International Rugby Board has cited the Philippines as reaching new highs in the IRB World Rankings on Monday with the Volcanoes now moving 20 places up since debuting at No. 72 in 2012. This is not the first time the Philippines has been singled out by the IRB. In 2012, the Volcanoes’ successive wins in the Asian 5 Nations Division 1 competition propelled the team to a 16-place climb to 56 in a span of just two weeks. This feat earned the Philippines the distinction of being one of the biggest gainers in 2012. In contrast, the loss dropped Sri Lanka to 48th from No.54, the biggest fall in the last seven days.