Wales are the number one ranked team in the world for the first time ever after they beat England 13-6 in Cardiff at the weekend.

The Welsh victory not only saw Warren Gatland's side avenge their loss in the reverse fixture the previous weekend, but they leapfrogged New Zealand into World Rugby rankings top spot, with the World Cup looming.

Wales ascent to the top brings to an end a decade of New Zealand dominance at the top of the rankings, and although the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup with a 36-0 victory against Australia, defeat in the previous weekend's clash with the Aussies meant that any win for Wales would see them replaced.

The Welsh become only the fourth team to make it to the number one ranking, following the All Blacks, South Africa and England.

Wales have now won 15 of their last 16 Tests but hooker Ken Owens is not getting carried away with their fine run of form.

"I would prefer to be there (number one) at the start of November (when the World Cup ends), but it is now just a table and something to talk about," he said.

Ireland remain in third place despite not playing at the weekend, while South Africa moved into fourth place, overtaking England who drop to fifth.

The other move in the top ten saw France replace Scotland in seventh place, with the Scots dropping to eighth.