The first pool phase of the men's competition drew to a close ©Facebook/World Ultimate and Guts Championships 2016

Hosts Britain topped the men’s Pool B standings at the 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships after winning all three of their opening fixtures of the tournament at the UCL Sports Ground in London.

The second seeded team had cruised to victory over South Africa yesterday and were able to back up their strong display by beating Lithuania 15-4 to strengthen their place at the top of the pool.

They were able to confirm their status as pool winners by recording a 15-8 win over Latvia, with Ashley Yeo, Matt Parslow, Dominic Clark and Ben Parsons all scoring twice.

After topping the standings, Britain now advance to Pool K, where they will meet Belgium, Colombia and Singapore, after they secured top two places in their respectively pools.

Singapore ended as the runners-up in Pool A after overcoming Mexico 15-7 in their final match of the initial pool phase of the competition.

Defending champions the United States ended top of the standings after defeating Singapore 15-4 earlier in the day.

They will now take on Australia, South Africa and the Czech Republic in Pool J.

Following the completion of the second pool stage of the competition, the knock-out phase of the Championships will begin.

The defending men's and women's champions remain unbeaten in London
The defending men's and women's champions remain unbeaten in London ©Twitter/UKWorlds

In the women’s event, reigning champions Japan continued their unbeaten run in Pool A after recording a 15-6 victory over Sweden, before beating Belgium 15-1.

After winning all four matches they occupy first place in the standings, with joint second place New Zealand and Sweden looking to keep up the pressure when the two teams meet tomorrow.

The United States fine form also continued in Pool B as their team achieved a 15-2 victory over the Netherlands.

They then followed that strong display by defeating France 15-4 to record their fourth straight win, which kept them clear at the top of the pool.