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|World Cup warm-up: Wales v England|
|Venue: Principality Stadium, CardiffDate: Saturday, 17 AugustKick-off: 14:15 BST|
|Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC 5 Live Extra & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary|
It was good while it lasted.
For just over 24 hours, Wales were ranked unofficially the best side in the world following Australia’s 47-26 victory over New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
But Warren Gatland’s men failed to make it an official crowning after losing 33-19 to England at Twickenham in Sunday’s World Cup warm-up game.
This means the All Blacks stay top of the official World Rugby rankings when they are published on Monday and continue their 10-year dominance.
Former England scrum-half Matt Dawson said he felt that number one tag had weighed on Wales at Twickenham.
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Wales certainly demonstrated they still have some work to do to be considered the world’s best side as they produced a disjointed performance.
Gatland insists, though, that being number one only matters after the Rugby World Cup final on 2 November in Japan.
“I think some people mentioned it [being ranked number one] yesterday,” said Gatland.
“It’s a nice accolade but the biggest prize is a couple of months away in Japan. W
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