Rugby World Cup 2019: All Blacks status as world’s best at stake against Wallabies

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Come Sunday morning, the All Blacks could lose their ranking as the best rugby team on the planet.

A Wallabies win in Perth would elevate Warren Gatland’s Welsh side to the top of the rankings – usurping the All Blacks for the first time in 10 years.

The 2009 Springboks were the last side to hold the number one ranking, before a decade of New Zealand dominance that has included a European Grand Slam and two World Cup titles.

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Wales have won 14 straight tests and are reigning Six Nations champions, after an undefeated campaign earlier this year.

Conversely, the All Blacks have won seven

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