Wales on top of rugby world rankings after beating England

Warren Gatland

"It's nice for a day but we won't be shouting from the rooftops about it", said Gatland.

The All Blacks had held the spot for nearly a decade - reaching the pinnacle in the standings in November 2009 - and their 36-0 demolition of Australia earlier on Saturday suggests that Wales' stay at the top might be a short one.

His England counterpart Eddie Jones made a joke of it.

England looked a shadow of the side that beat Wales 33-19 at Twickenham on Sunday last week, their lack of punch in attack reflected by failing to score a point in the first half for the first time since the 2011 Rugby World Cup match with France. We found out a little bit about ourselves.

Wales have ended the All Blacks' near-decade long reign as the world's No.1 ranked Test rugby nation just a month out from the World Cup.

Still, it took a yellow card against England wing Anthony Watson in the 31st minute for Wales to score a try.

England's Manu Tuilagi tries to evade Wales' Alun Wyn Jones and Dan Biggar.

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Wales and England contest a lineout during the World Cup warm-up match at the Principality Stadium.

It is the second weekend in a row McConnochie has been denied his England debut after a hip injury prevented him from playing against Wales at Twickenham. Wales great JJ Williams cast doubt during the week on Wales being able to win the World Cup with Biggar starting at No 10.

And in his post-match interview, Biggar said: "Special thanks to JJ Williams for all his comments this week". Biggar was replaced five minutes from time with a stinger to his arm and a tight groin.

The visitors desperately tried to claw their way into the lead, first replacement hooker Jamie George scuttling away down the right and then Maro Itoje intercepting to burst up the middle of the pitch.

"I thought he was really good". "What happens in the World Cup in a few weeks will be completely different".

England managed to deny Adams but having probed deep into the 22 Biggar kicked cross-field again this time to the left wing and George North was there to collect it and touch down for his 38th try in Test rugby.

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