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Wales Could Be The Number One Team In The World This Weekend


Wales are going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in pretty good nick. 

Warren Gatland’s side is currently on a 14-match winning streak which coincided with a Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations earlier this year.

It all began with a win over Italy in last year’s Six Nations and continued throughout their summer tour, the Autumn internationals and this year’s Six Nations.


This excellent form has seen them secure second in the world and it could get a whole lot better if results go their way this weekend.

In Perth, the Wallabies welcome the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship in what will be the first Bledisloe Cup clash of 2019.

An Australia victory would see New Zealand fall to second in the world which means Wales would take top spot for 24 hours at least.

Wales take on England at Twickenham on Sunday in what will be the sides’ first warm-up game before the World Cup.

Gatland’s men would need to win here in order to keep their number one in the world ranking. A defeat to England would see the All Blacks reclaim top spot.

World Rugby Rankings if Australia and Wales win this weekend

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email [email protected] or on Twitter