Watch: 'I didn't notice it was Jordie!' Scott Barrett on All Blacks' stunning team try involving all three brothers

Scott Barrett admits he felt "pretty cool" running back to halfway after the All Blacks' first try in their win against France on Saturday night.

After all, it's not every day you combine with two brothers in an international Test to score a stunning team try.

Jokes aside, Ngani Laumape pays credit to the humbleness of the Barrett brothers. Source: Breakfast

But in their first international match starting together, that's exactly what the Barrett brothers did to see Beauden fly over in the far right corner to score in the 22nd minute of the 52-11 win.

Beauden threw the ball to his left to set up Scott to make the break but instead he went into contact, offloading to Jordie in space who took the ball into the French 22 - Beauden finished off the attack moments later.

Beauden, Scott and Jordie will become the first trio of brothers to start for NZ at the same time. Source: 1 NEWS

Scott admitted it wasn't something the trio had practiced in the backyard growing up.

"I didn't know it was Jordie," he said.

The lock told media today he allowed himself to appreciate the moment a little bit.

"I guess when I was walking back to the halfway line after it [I thought], 'yeah, that was pretty cool'," he said.

"But you can’t think about it too much in the moment, it's about focusing on what's next and that sort of thing - but it was pretty awesome!"

Barrett said walking back to halfway after Beauden scored felt "pretty cool". Source: 1 NEWS


England drop to lowest World Rugby ranking in two years as losing streak reaches five

England's rugby team has taken another blow in their continued downward spiral in form after dropping to their lowest world ranking in two years.

England have fallen to fourth in the latest World Rugby rankings with the Wallabies jumping ahead of them into third.

The movement comes after England's 42-39 loss to the Springboks and the Wallabies' 18-9 win over Ireland over the weekend.

England has improved since Australian coach Eddie Jones took over the side following their embarrassing pool-play exit from the 2015 Rugby World Cup, climbing to second place on rankings 12 months ago while enjoying a record-equalling 18-win streak.

But 2018 has proven to be a rough season so far with England losing Six Nations games to Scotland, France and Ireland before their shock 63-45 defeat to the Barbarians last month.

With the loss to South Africa last weekend, they now own a five-game losing streak.

Elsewhere in the world rankings, the All Blacks remain in the top spot - a place they've held uncontested since 2009.

Ireland sit in second while Wales is fifth to round out the top five nations.

World Rugby rankings

1 - New Zealand 93.99
2 - Ireland 88.05
3 - Australia 86.56
4 - England 85.19
5 - Wales 85.13
6 - Scotland 83.83
7 - South Africa 83.81
8 - France 79.10
9 - Fiji 77.93
10 - Argentina 77.54

England's Alex Lozowski, center, runs with the ball during the rugby union international match between England and Samoa at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
England's Alex Lozowski runs with the ball during the rugby union international match between England and Samoa at Twickenham Source: Associated Press



Video: Sonny Bill Williams back at All Blacks training 12 days after surgery on right knee

The All Blacks were back on the training paddock today in Wellington, with star midfielder Sonny Bill Williams running freely 12 days after having knee surgery.

Williams is unlikely to play in this weekend's second Test against France.

But the cross-code star is expected to be available for next week's third Test against France in Dunedin.

The cross-code star is expected to available for NZ’s third Test against France in Dunedin. Source: 1 NEWS