Rugby World Cup 2019: Stats show All Blacks a force to be reckoned with

In just a matter of hours, the All Blacks could be in with an historic chance of winning the Rugby World Cup for a third time.

If they beat England in tonight's semi final in Yokohama, Steve Hansen's team will get the chance to solidify their position as the best team in the world.

Before the big match, though, there is the usual dose of pre-game anxiety both for the players and the fans. 

Kiwi fans have been flooding into the city all week, some more nervous than others. 

For those who find reassurance in statistics, however, there are plenty of numbers to give them confidence.

It's been 12 years and 20 days since the All Blacks last lost a game in a World Cup. The game they lost, of course, was the 2007 quarter final against France.

Since then, they've won 11 pool games, three quarter finals, two semi finals and two finals. 

Heading into the last Rugby World Cup, no team had ever gone back-to-back. 

But tonight, if they win the All Blacks stand on the cusp of a three-peat.