France clinched their spot in the all-important top four after completing a clean sweep of victories during their autumn series with wins over Samoa, Australia and Argentina.
The International Rugby Board (IRB) rankings mean they, along with New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, will be the top seeds in the four groups.
All this is bad news for England who are fifth in the list and will have to face one of the top four nations during the group stage of the competition.
The draw will be made on December 3 and even if England beat New Zealand this weekend, they cannot overtake France.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.