Wales bid to be No.1

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Irish Racing -

WALES will dis­place the All Blacks as the No.1 side in the world if they avoid de­feat against Eng­land to­day.

New Zealand have been top of the rank­ings for a decade but their loss to Aus­tralia has opened the door for Wales to leapfrog them for the first time.

Wales’ run of 14 matches with­out de­feat means the Six Na­tions cham­pi­ons go into the game as favourites.

“There is prob­a­bly a bit of pres­sure on us be­cause of that,” said cap­tain Alun Wyn Jones, who be­comes Wales’ most-capped player when he wins his 135th Test cap.

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