19 Nov 2013

All Blacks celebrate four years at the top of World Rugby

12:08 pm on 19 November 2013

The All Blacks can celebrate their four-year anniversary as the top-ranked side in rugby.

Their victory over England at the weekend consolidated their position at the summit of the IRB World Rankings in the latest list released overnight.

The All Blacks have occupied top spot since November 16th 2009 and for more than 80 percent of the time since the rankings were introduced in October 2003, and the recent success means they now boast 93.81 ranking points.

That gives them a slight increase in rankings points over South Africa with England third.

However Australia can overtake England if they finish their tour of Europe with wins over Scotland and Wales.