In the first of a series of Power Rankings specials we rank the All Blacks World Cup openers.

8. 1999 - All Blacks 45 Tonga 9, Ashton Gate, Bristol

This was the first full international between the two sides and about the only memorable thing about the game was that a Tongan starred – for New Zealand.

Jonah Lomu opened '99 much like he opened '95, with two tries and a huge amount of wow-factor given what he battled health-wise in the intervening years.

Apart from that, this was an unmemorable but perhaps fitting start to a badly organised tournament.

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7. 2003 - All Blacks 70 Italy 7, Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

6. 2011 - All Blacks 41 Tonga 10, Eden Park, Auckland

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5. 2015 - All Blacks 26 Argentina 16, Wembley Stadium, London

4. 2007 - All Blacks 76 Italy 14, Stade Velodrome, Marseille

3. 1995 - All Blacks 43 Ireland 19, Ellis Park, Johannesburg

2. 1991 - All Blacks 18 England 12, Twickenham, London

1. 1987 - All Blacks 70 Italy 6, Eden Park