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Encyclopedia > All Blacks
New Zealand
Union New Zealand Rugby Union
Nickname(s) All Blacks
Emblem(s) the Silver fern
Coach Flag of New Zealand Graham Henry[1]
Captain Richie McCaw
Most caps Sean Fitzpatrick (92)
Top scorer Andrew Mehrtens (967)
Most tries Doug Howlett (49)
Team colours Team colours Team colours
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First international
Flag of Australia Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand
(15 August 1903)
Largest win
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan  Flag of Japan
(4 June 1995)
Worst defeat
Flag of Australia Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand
(28 August 1999)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1987)
Best result Champions, 1987

The All Blacks are New Zealand's national team in rugby union, which is the country's national sport. The All Blacks are a formidable force in international rugby and have a winning record against every international rugby team, including the British and Irish Lions and the World XV. The All Blacks compete annually with the Australian rugby team (the Wallabies), and the South African rugby team (the Springboks), in the Tri-Nations Series, in which they also contest the Bledisloe Cup with Australia. The All Blacks have been Tri-Nations champions eight times in the tournament's eleven-year history, and twice completed a Grand Slam (in 1978 and in 2005), and currently hold the Bledisloe Cup. According to the official IRB World Rankings, the All Blacks are ranked second in the world behind South Africa.[2] The All Blacks were also named the 2006 International Rugby Board (IRB) Team of the Year.[3] Fourteen former All Blacks have been inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame, and one has been inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame. Image File history File links All_Blacks_logo. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Binomial name Cyathea dealbata (G. Forster) Swartz, 1801 Synonyms Polypodium dealbatum G. Forster, 1786 Cyathea tricolor Colenso, 1883 Alsophila tricolor (Colenso) Tryon, 1970 Cyathea dealbata (Silver Tree Fern or Silver Fern; Māori names Kaponga, Ponga) is a species of medium-sized tree fern endemic to New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Graham Henry (born 8 June 1946 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand rugby union coach, currently head coach of the countrys national team, the All Blacks. ... 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First international Australia 13 - 3 British Isles (24 June 1899) Largest win Australia  142 - 0  Namibia (25 October 2003) Worst defeat South Africa  61 - 22  Australia (23 August 1997) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1991, 1999 The Australian national rugby union team is the representative... First international South Africa 4 - 0 British Isles (30 July 1891) Largest win South Africa  134 - 3  Uruguay (11 June 2005) Worst defeat  England 53 - 3 South Africa  (23rd November, 2002) World Cup Appearances 4 (First in 1995) Best result Champions, 1995 and 2007 Springboks redirects here. ... The Tri Nations Trophy The Tri Nations Series is an annual international rugby union series held between Australias Wallabies, New Zealands All Blacks and South Africas Springboks. ... The Bledisloe Cup Rugby Unions Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australias Wallabies and New Zealands All Blacks. ... A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... 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The team first competed internationally in 1884 against Cumberland County, New South Wales, and played their first Test match in 1903, a victory against Australia. This was soon followed by a tour of the northern hemisphere in 1905, during which the team's only loss was to Wales in Cardiff. Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ...


The All Blacks completed their first series win over arch-rivals South Africa ("The Springboks") in New Zealand in 1956. A decade later, they achieved their longest winning streak by winning seventeen Tests between 1965 and 1970. The British and Irish Lions achieved their only series victory over the All Blacks in 1971, but seven years later the All Blacks completed their first Grand Slam (wins over England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales on the same tour). First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Semi-finals, 1991 The Scotland national rugby union...


The 1981 Springbok Tour to New Zealand caused large-scale civil unrest due to protests over South Africa's apartheid policy. In 1987 New Zealand hosted and won the inaugural Rugby World Cup. New Zealand toured post-apartheid South Africa in 1996, and achieved their first series win on South African soil. The 1981 Springbok Tour (still known by many in New Zealand as The Tour) was a controversial tour of New Zealand by the South African Springbok rugby union team. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ...


Early New Zealand national rugby uniforms consisted of a black jersey with a silver fern and white knickerbockers. By their 1905 tour the All Blacks were wearing all black, except for the silver fern, and their All Black name dates from this time. The All Blacks traditionally perform a haka (Māori posture dance) before each match. Traditionally, the haka performed is Te Rauparaha's Ka Mate, though since 2005, Kapa o Pango, a modified version of the 1924 All Blacks haka, Kia Whaka-ngawari, has occasionally been performed. This article is about the traditional Māori dance genre. ... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... Te Rauparaha (1760s?-1849) was a Maori Chief and War Leader of the Ngati Toa tribe who took a leading part in the Musket Wars. ... Te Rauparaha, Ngāti Toa chief, 1840s This article is about a haka in its traditional context. ... The All Blacks perform a haka The All Blacks, the international rugby union team of New Zealand, perform a haka (Māori war dance) immediately prior to international matches. ...

Contents

History

Introduction of rugby to New Zealand

The team which toured New South Wales, Australia in 1884.
The team which toured New South Wales, Australia in 1884.

Rugby Football was introduced to New Zealand by Charles Monro in the late 1860s; Monro discovered the sport while completing his studies at Christ's College Finchley, England.[4] The first game in New Zealand took place in May 1870 in Nelson between the Nelson club and Nelson College. The first union, Canterbury, was formed in 1879.[5] In 1882, New Zealand's first internationals were played when the Southern Rugby Union (later the New South Wales Rugby Union) toured the country. The tourists played Auckland provincial clubs twice, Wellington twice and once each against Canterbury, Otago and West Coast, North Island, winning four games and losing three. Two years later the first New Zealand team to go overseas toured New South Wales; New Zealand played and won eight games.[6] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Christs College is a secondary school in East Finchley, London, United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU) is the official governing body for rugby union in a substantial part of the Canterbury region of New Zealand,and is affiliated to the New Zealand Rugby Football Union. ... The New South Wales Rugby Union (NSWRU) is the organisation responsible for the sport of rugby union in most of the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...


The first tour by a British team took place in 1888 when a British Isles team toured Australia and New Zealand, although no Test matches were played. The players were drawn mainly from England and the Scottish Borders, although there were representatives from all four home unions. First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the... This article is about the country. ... Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as The Borders or The Borderland) is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland. ...


International competition begins

The year 1892 saw the formation of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union representing seven unions not including Canterbury, Otago and Southland.[7][8] The first sanctioned New Zealand side toured New South Wales in 1894 and the following year New Zealand played its first home "international" game, losing 8-6 to New South Wales.[9] The team's first true international Test match was against Australia on 15 August, 1903 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, resulting in a 22-3 win.[10] Image File history File links 1905_All_Blacks. ... Image File history File links 1905_All_Blacks. ... The 1905 Original All Blacks. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... ... The Southland Stags rugby team represents the Southland province in the Air New Zealand Cup, also known as the Premier Division of the National Provincial Championship. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) (, ) is a cricket stadium in Sydney. ...


A representative New Zealand team first toured Britain in 1905 (since referred to as the Originals). Reference to the team by the name "All Blacks" first appeared during this tour when, according to team member Billy Wallace, a London newspaper reported that the New Zealanders played as if they were "all backs".[11] Wallace claimed that due to a typographical error, subsequent references were to "All Blacks". This is likely myth however, as the name also describes their playing uniform of black shirts, shorts and socks.[11] The 1905 Original All Blacks. ... William Joseph Wallace (born 2 August 1878 in Wellington, New Zealand died 2 March 1972 Wellington, New Zealand), usually known as Billy Wallace was a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ...


The Originals' only loss on tour was 3-0 to Wales at Cardiff.[12] The match has entered into the folklore of both countries because of controversy over whether All Black Bob Deans scored a disallowed try (which would have earned the team a 3-3 draw). A team representing the British Isles — known as the Anglo-Welsh since they consisted only of English and Welsh players — undertook a return tour to New Zealand in 1908 and were defeated in the test series 2-0 by the All Blacks. This article is about the capital city of Wales. ...


Development of a legacy

New Zealand's rivalry with South Africa began in 1921, when the Springboks (as the South African team is known) toured New Zealand for a Test series that finished all square.[13] The All Blacks went on to later tour South Africa for the first time in 1928; this series also ended in a draw. The Springboks or Bokke are the South African national rugby team. ... To tie or draw is to finish a competition with identical or inconclusive results. ...


The 1924 All Black tourists to the United Kingdom (UK) were eventually dubbed the Invincibles because they had won every game. However, the team were deprived of the chance to complete a grand slam when Scotland refused to play them because of an argument over expenses.[14] The first truly representative British Isles (now known as British and Irish Lions) side toured New Zealand in 1930. Although the Lions won the first Test, the home side regrouped and went on to win the series 3-1. New Zealand toured the UK again in 1935–36, losing only three games (including two Tests) during a 30-match tour.[15] In one of these losses, Prince Obolensky famously scored two tries to help England to a 13-0 win, their first over the All Blacks.[16] The Invincibles was a nickname given to the 1924-25 New Zealand rugby union team which toured the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Canada. ... Prince Alexander Obo Obolensky (February 17, 1916 — March 1940) was a Russian prince and an international rugby union footballer who played for England. ...


In 1937, South Africa won a series against the All Blacks when they toured New Zealand, and this 1937 South African team has subsequently been described as the best team ever to leave New Zealand.[17][18] It wasn't until 1949, after the end of the Second World War, that the All Blacks next played the Springboks when they visited South Africa with Fred Allen as captain. The tour witnessed an infamous All Blacks record — the loss of two Test matches on the same day. This was made possible because Australia were touring New Zealand at the same time. On the afternoon of September 3 (New Zealand time), the All Black team captained by J. B. (Johnny) Smith was beaten 11-6 by Australia in Wellington.[19] That same afternoon in South Africa (South Africa time), the All Blacks captained by Ron Elvidge (Allen was injured) lost 9-3 to the Springboks in Durban.[20] The All Blacks in New Zealand also lost their second Test, 16-9, which gave Australia the Bledisloe Cup for the first time. Although each Test was very close, the All Blacks lost the series 4-0. Fred Allen (born February 9 1920 in Oamaru, New Zealand) was a rugby union coach, and former New Zealand rugby union player. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ...


The two series losses to South Africa made their 1956 tour of New Zealand highly anticipated. The All Blacks were captained by Bob Duff and coached by Bob Stuart, and their 3-1 series win was their first ever over the Springboks as well as being the Springboks' first ever series loss against any opponent.[21][18] During the series, the All Blacks had introduced Don Clarke and brought back Kevin Skinner in the last two Tests to help secure the win.[18] Skinner was brought back after injuries to props Mark Irwin and Frank McAtamney and in the third test having to "sort out" both the South African props whilst Don Clarke would subsequently become known as "The Boot" for his goal kicking.[22][23] Bob Stuart, born October 28, 1920 in Dunedin, died May 11, 2005 was one of the most well known and admired sportmen in New Zealand. ... Donald Barry Clarke (November 10, 1933–December 29, 2002) was a New Zealand rugby union player who played 89 times (31 of these were test matches) as an All Black from 1956 until 1964. ... A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ...


The All Blacks' 3-1 series win over the Lions in 1959 proved to be the start of a dominant period in All Blacks rugby. This was followed by the 1963–64 tour to the UK, led by Wilson Whineray, in which the All Blacks came very close to achieving a Grand Slam but were deprived by a scoreless draw with Scotland.[24] The only loss on this tour was to Newport RFC who defeated the All Blacks 3–0 at Rodney Parade, Newport on October 30, 1963.[25] Later, the 1967 side won three Tests, but was unable to play Ireland because of a foot-and-mouth scare.[24] This tour formed part of The All Blacks longest ever winning streak between 1965 and 1970, during which they recorded 17 Test victories.[26] Although the 1966 Lions were defeated 0-4 in their New Zealand tour, there was a reversal of fortune five years later when the 1971 Lions, under the captaincy of Welshman John Dawes, beat the All Blacks in a Test series which remains the Lions' only series victory in New Zealand to date. Based on the east bank of the River Usk, at Rodney Parade, the rugby section of Newport Athletic Club gained itself a world wide reputation in the twentieth century. ... Rodney Parage is a multi-use stadium in Newport, Wales. ... This article is about the city of Newport in Wales. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), sometimes called hoof-and-mouth disease, is a highly contagious but non-fatal viral disease of cattle and pigs. ... In 1971 the British Lions toured New Zealand, also playing two matches in Australia. ... Benjaman John Dawes (born 29 June 1940 in Chapel of Ease), was a Welsh rugby union player, playing at centre, and later coach. ...


The 1972–3 tourists narrowly missed a Grand Slam with a draw against Ireland.[24] The tour was also notable for the sending home of prop Keith Murdoch, who was alleged to have been involved in a brawl in a Cardiff hotel while celebrating the defeat of Wales.[27] This article is about the capital city of Wales. ...


In 1978, Graham Mourie captained the All Blacks to their first Grand Slam which was completed with a 13-12 victory over Wales. That game generated great controversy after the All Blacks won as the result of a late penalty. Lock Andy Haden had dived out of a line-out in an attempt to earn a penalty; however the penalty awarded by referee Roger Quittenton was actually against Welsh lock Geoff Wheel for jumping off the shoulder of Frank Oliver.[28] The All Blacks' only loss on the tour was the famous 12-0 defeat by Irish province Munster at Thomond Park.[29] Later a play which focused on the loss was written by the John Breen called Alone it Stands.[30] Graham Neil Kenneth Mourie (born 8 September 1952) is a former New Zealand All Black flanker. ... Andrew Maxwell Haden (born September 26, 1950) was a rugby union lock-forward for the New Zealand All Blacks in the 1970s and 1980s. ... A rugby lineout. ... Francis James (Frank) Oliver was a New Zealand rugby union player. ... Official website www. ... Thomond Park is a stadium in Limerick, Ireland. ... John Breen is a playwright from Limerick, Ireland. ... Alone It Stands is a play by John Breen that tells the story of the historic rugby match in 1978 at Thomond Park between Irish provincial side Munster and the New Zealand All Blacks. ...


Controversial tours

The 1976 All Blacks tour of South Africa generated much controversy and led to the boycott of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal by thirty-three African nations.[31] The All Blacks again failed to win the Test series in South Africa (they would not do so until 1996, after the fall of apartheid). The 1976 Tour contributed to the Gleneagles Agreement being adopted by the Commonwealth Heads of State in 1977.[32] The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were celebrated in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The Gleneagles Agreement was unanimously approved by the Commonwealth of Nations at a meeting at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland. ...


The 1981 South African tour to New Zealand sparked protests against South Africa's apartheid policy[33] the likes of which had not been seen in New Zealand since the 1951 waterfront dispute.[34] The NZRU had invited the Springboks to tour as the Muldoon government refused to involve politics in sport.[32] Although the All Blacks won the Test series, two of the tour's provincial games were cancelled and the whole tour was marred by violence and protest.[35] During the tour the country experienced unrest, and the tour had a significant impact on New Zealand society.[35][33][36] The 1981 Springbok Tour (still known by many in New Zealand as The Tour) was a controversial tour of New Zealand by the South African Springbok rugby union team. ... For the legal definition of apartheid, see the crime of apartheid. ... The 1951 New Zealand waterfront dispute is the largest and most widespread industrial dispute in New Zealand history. ... For the fictional character in Jurassic Park, see List of characters in Jurassic Park. ...


The 1985 All Blacks tour to South Africa was cancelled after legal action argued it would breach the NZRU's constitution.[36] In 1986, a rebel tour to South Africa took place which had not been authorised by the NZRU and the team, named the Cavaliers, featured many All Blacks of the time.[37][38] Those that participated in the tour received a ban from the NZRU when they returned to New Zealand.[39] The Cavaliers was the name given to the unofficial New Zealand rugby union team which toured South Africa in 1986. ...


Early World Cups

The inaugural World Cup in 1987 was co-hosted and won by New Zealand, who beat France 29–9 in the 1987 Rugby World Cup Final at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand conceded only 52 points and scored 43 tries in six games en route to the title, having swept aside the challenges of Italy, Fiji, Argentina, Scotland, Wales and France.[40] The first Rugby World Cup took place in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, and was won by New Zealand. ... Eden Park is the main sports ground in Auckland, New Zealand for both rugby union during winter, and cricket in summer. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ...


By the 1991 World Cup, the All Blacks were an aging side,[41] co-coached by Alex Wyllie and John Hart. They struggled during pool matches against the United States and Italy, but won their quarter-final against Canada.[42] They were then knocked out by eventual winners Australia 16–6 in their semi-final at Lansdowne Road. In the wake of the tournament, there were many retirements, including coach Wyllie, who had enjoyed an 86% win rate during 29 Tests in charge.[43] This article is about the mens Rugby World Cup held in 1991. ... Alex Grizz Wyllie (born 30 August 1944 in Christchurch) was a New Zealand rugby union player and coach. ... New Zealand All Blacks coach 1995 to 1999. ... A DART train passes under the Lansdowne Road Rugby Football Stadium and over the level crossing as it enters the station of the same name. ...


Laurie Mains replaced Wyllie in 1992, and was given the job of preparing the side for the 1995 event in South Africa. The All Blacks were again favourites to take the championship.[44] Their favouritism was confirmed when a young Jonah Lomu scored four tries against England in the All Blacks' 45-29 semi-final win.[45] However, the New Zealand team suffered an outbreak of food poisoning before the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final (the source of the poisoning is heavily debated). Despite this, they took hosts South Africa to extra time, before losing to Joel Stransky's drop goal.[46][47] Laurie Mains (born 16 February 1946 in Dunedin, New Zealand) is a rugby union coach, and former New Zealand rugby union player. ... The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the third Rugby World Cup. ... Jonah Tali Lomu, MNZM (born May 12, 1975) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who has played 73 times (63 caps) as an All Black after debuting in 1994. ... Joel Theodore Stransky (born 16 July 1967) is a former South African rugby union footballer, most notable for scoring the winning drop goal in the 1995 Rugby World Cup final. ... A drop kick is someones dropping a ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. ...


Professional era

The professional era in rugby union began in 1995, marked by creation of the SANZAR group (a combination of South Africa, New Zealand and Australia)[48] which was formed with the purpose of selling TV rights for two new competitions, the domestic Super 12 competition and the Tri-Nations.[48] The first Tri-Nations was contested in 1996, with the All Blacks winning all four of their Tests to take the trophy.[49] SANZAR is an abbreviation of the South African Rugby Union, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and the Australian Rugby Union. ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union football club championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of four state teams from Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, and Western Australia), five New Zealand franchises, each of which is comprised by a number of provinces (the resulting teams are based in...


The 1996 Tri-Nations match in South Africa between the All Blacks and Springboks was also the first in a historic series. Under new coach John Hart and the captaincy of Sean Fitzpatrick, the All Blacks won a Test series in South Africa for the first time.[50] Fitzpatrick even rated the series win higher than the 1987 World Cup victory in which he had participated.[50] For other persons named John Hart, see John Hart (disambiguation). ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


The next two seasons saw mixed results for the All Blacks, who won the 1997 Tri-Nations before losing it for the first time in 1998. The All Blacks won all their Tri-Nations Tests in 1997.[51] However, in 1998, the All Blacks lost all four of their Tests, the first time they had lost four in succession since 1949.[52] The following year, they suffered their worst ever Test loss, a 28-7 loss to Australia in Sydney.[53]


The All Blacks rebounded in the 1999 World Cup and dominated their pool, handing England a 30-16 defeat at Twickenham. They advanced past Scotland 30-18 in the quarter-finals to play France at Twickenham. The All Blacks finished the first half ahead 17-10.[53] France then produced a famous half of rugby to which the All Blacks had no answer, eventually winning 43-31.[53] Hart subsequently resigned as coach and was replaced by co-coaches Wayne Smith and Tony Gilbert. The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... Twickenham is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London. ... Wayne Ross Smith (born 19 April 1957 in Putaruru, New Zealand) is a former rugby union footballer, and currently a rugby union coach. ...

The All Blacks line up before a game at Chichibunomiya, Tokyo, November 2000

Under Smith and Gilbert, the All Blacks came second in the 2000 and 2001 Tri-Nations. Both coaches were replaced by John Mitchell on 3rd October 2001 who went on to coach the All Blacks to victory in both the 2002 and 2003 Tri-Nations, as well as regaining the Bledisloe Cup (which had been held by Australia since 1998) in 2003. After winning the 2003 Tri-Nations, they entered the 2003 World Cup as one of the favourites and dominated their pool, running up wins against Italy, Canada and Tonga before winning one of the most competitive matches of the tournament against Wales.[54] They defeated South Africa, a team they had never beaten at the World Cup, 29-9, but lost again to Australia 22-10 in the semi-final in Sydney. Afterwards, Mitchell was fired by the NZRU and replaced by Graham Henry. Chichibunomiya 秩父宮 rugby stadium in the Kita Aoyama district of central Tokyo is the spiritual home of Japanese rugby and the headquarters of the Japan Rugby Football Union. ... John Eric Paul Mitchell, was born on 23rd March 1964 in Hawera, New Zealand. ... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ... Graham Henry (born 8 June 1946 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand rugby union coach, currently head coach of the countrys national team, the All Blacks. ...


Henry's tenure began with a double victory over reigning World Champions England in 2004. The two games had an aggregate score of 72-15, with the All Blacks keeping England try-less.[55][56] Despite the winning start to Henry's tenure, the Tri-Nations was a mixed success with two wins and two losses. The competition was the closest ever, bonus points decided the outcome and the All Blacks finished last.[57][58] The 2004 season finished on a high however, with the All Blacks winning in Europe, including a record 45-6 victory over France.[59]

The All Blacks playing England at Twickenham in 2006.
The All Blacks playing England at Twickenham in 2006.

In 2005, the All Blacks whitewashed the touring British and Irish Lions 3-0 in the Test series, won the Tri-Nations, and achieved a second Grand Slam over the Home Nations. They went on to sweep the major International Rugby Board year-end awards in which the All Blacks were named Team of the Year, Henry was named Coach of the Year, and fly-half (first five) Daniel Carter was Player of the Year.[3] The All Blacks were nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for Team of the Year in 2006 for their 2005 performance.[60] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Daniel William Dan Carter (born 5 March 1982 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ... List of winners and nominees of the Laureus World Sports Awards: Team of the Year. ...


In 2006, they again took the Tri Nations Series by winning their first five matches, (three against Australia and two against South Africa). However, they lost their final match of the series against South Africa. They completed their end of year tour unbeaten, with record away wins over France, England and Wales.[61] The All Blacks were named 2006 IRB Team of the Year and were nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for the second time, while flanker Richie McCaw was named IRB Player of the Year.[3][60][62] Richard Hugh Richie McCaw (born December 31, 1980 in Oamaru) is a New Zealand rugby union player. ...


The 2007 season started off with two mid-year Tests against France. The All Blacks won the Tests; 42 - 11 at Eden Park, and 61 - 10 at Westpac Stadium. A third game between Canada and the All Blacks resulted in a 64-13 scoreline, although the game was more competitive than the scoreline indicated.[63] The 2007 mid-year rugby Test series (also known as the Summer tours in the Northern Hemisphere) refers to the Rugby union Test matches played during June and May of 2007. ...


The All Blacks' first Tri-Nations game of 2007 was against the Springboks in Durban, South Africa. The All Blacks scored two tries in the final ten minutes of the game to win 26-21. The following week against the Wallabies at the MCG in Melbourne the Wallabies upset the All Blacks to win 20-15; the All Blacks first loss to Australia since 2004. The All Blacks won both following home games to successfully defend the Tri-Nations Series for 2007. The 2007 Tri Nations Series was an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Joseph McG McGinty Nichol (born August 9, 1968) is an American film and television producer and director. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ...


The All Blacks entered the 2007 Rugby World Cup as favourites, and trumped their pool beating all their challengers, Scotland, Italy, Romania and Portugal by 40 points or more. However, they then suffered a defeat to hosts France in the first knockout game, the quarterfinals. The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ...


Jersey

All Blacks jerseys
The 1905 jersey
The 1905 jersey
The current jersey
The current jersey

The current All Black jersey is entirely black, with the Adidas logo and the NZRU silver fern on the front. The 1884 New Zealand tour to Australia was the first overseas New Zealand rugby tour, and featured clothing far different from today's jersey. Back then, the team donned a dark blue jersey, with gold fern on the left of the jumper.[64] In 1893 the NZRU stipulated at its annual general meeting that the uniform would be black jersey with a silver fern and white knickerbockers.[65] However historic photographs suggest white shorts may have been used instead during these early years. Sometime between 1897 and 1901 there was a change; by 1901 the team met NSW in a black jersey, a canvas top with no collar, and a silver fern.[66] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 686 × 600 pixels Full resolution (885 × 774 pixel, file size: 461 KB, MIME type: image/png) Background-stripped version of Image:All Blacks Jersey. ... This article is about the company. ...


The All Blacks jersey is today considered the most recognisable rugby jersey.[67] Recently it has become traditional for the All Blacks to wear an embroidered poppy on their jersey sleeve when playing France during the end of year tours.[68] The poppy honours the soldiers who died in the battlefields of Europe. Captain Richie McCaw said "We want to honour the overseas service of New Zealanders. It is an important part of our history as a country and a team.".[69]


Adidas currently pays the NZRFU $200 Million over 9 years, expecting the All Blacks to win around 75% of their matches.[70] Nike also looked at sponsoring the All Blacks in 1996, but went with Tiger Woods instead.[71] Nike, Inc. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


The change kit has traditionally been white with black shorts, however the current kit is a silver/grey jersey (with black trim) and black shorts.


Haka

A haka is performed before a match against France in 2006.
A haka is performed before a match against France in 2006.

The All Blacks perform a haka (Māori dance) before each international match. The haka has been closely associated with New Zealand rugby ever since a tour of New South Wales in 1884. The New Zealand native team that toured Britain in 1889/89 used Ake Ake Kia Kaha and the 1903 team in Australia used a mocking haka, Tupoto koe, Kangaru!. The 1905 All Blacks began the tradition of using Ka Mate and by 1914 this was firmly established as part of New Zealand rugby. The 1924 All Blacks used a specially composed haka Kia Whaka-ngawari, but later All Blacks reverted back to Ka Mate.[72] The All Blacks, the international rugby union team of New Zealand, perform a haka (Māori traditional dance) immediately prior to international matches. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 245 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 313 pixel, file size: 256 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From http://www. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 245 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 313 pixel, file size: 256 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From http://www. ... This article is about the traditional Māori dance genre. ... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... Te Rauparaha, Ngāti Toa chief, 1840s This article is about a haka in its traditional context. ...


In August 2005, before the Tri-Nations Test match between New Zealand and South Africa at Carisbrook stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand, the All Blacks performed a new haka Kapa o Pango, which was specially composed by Derek Lardelli and "...designed to reflect the multi-cultural make-up of contemporary New Zealand — in particular the influence of Polynesian cultures".[73] Kapa o Pango was to be performed on special occasions and was not intended to replace Ka Mate.[73] Kapa o Pango concludes with what has been interpreted as a "throat slitting" gesture that was a source of controversy and led to accusations that Kapa o Pango encourages violence, and sends the wrong message to All Blacks fans.[74][75] However, according to Derek Lardelli, the gesture represents "drawing vital energy into the heart and lungs."[76] For the village on the Isle of Wight, see Carisbrooke. ... Alternative meanings at Dunedin (disambiguation) Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, located in coastal Otago. ... The All Blacks perform a haka The All Blacks, the international rugby union team of New Zealand, perform a haka (Māori war dance) immediately prior to international matches. ... Polynesian is an adjectival form which refers variously to: Polynesian pie Polynesian sauce, a food condiment available at Chick-fil-A the aboriginal inhabitants of Polynesia, and their: Polynesian culture Polynesian mythology Polynesian languages Category: ... The controversial throat-slitting gesture In 2006, Kapa o Pango, the new haka of the New Zealand rugby union team, the All Blacks, created much controversy with the throat-slitting gesture at the end. ...


In November 2006, at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, the All Blacks performed the haka in the dressing room prior to the match — instead of on the field immediately before kick-off — after a disagreement with the Welsh Rugby Union, which had wanted Wales to sing their national anthem after the haka. [77] The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ...


Record

Tri-Nations

The All Blacks' only annual tournament is the Tri-Nations played against Australia and South Africa. The All Blacks' record of eight tournament wins (the most recent in 2007) and 35 match wins is well ahead of the other teams' records. The Bledisloe Cup is also contested between New Zealand and Australia as part of the Tri-Nations. The Bledisloe Cup Rugby Unions Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australias Wallabies and New Zealands All Blacks. ...

Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Championships
played won drawn lost for against difference
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 50 35 0 15 1364 983 +381 23 163 8
Flag of Australia Australia 50 20 1 29 1055 1140 -95 25 107 2
Flag of South Africa South Africa 50 19 1 30 1006 1292 -286 17 95 2

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World Cup

The All Blacks have won the World Cup once in the 1987 inaugural competition held in New Zealand and Australia. In 1991, they lost their semi-final to Australia before winning the playoff for third. In 1995, they improved by reaching the final, before losing in extra time to hosts South Africa. They finished in fourth place in 1999, after losing their semi-final and then the third-place playoff game. In 2003 the All Blacks were knocked out by hosts Australia in their semi-final, before finishing third. The 2007 World Cup saw their worst tournament, being knocked out in the quarterfinals by the host nation of France;[78] until this they were the only team to have reached the semifinals of every tournament.[79] The All Blacks have played a total of 19 matches in the three Rugby World Cup tournaments. ...


The All Blacks hold several World Cup records: most points in one match (145 versus Japan in 1995),[80] most cumulative points over all World Cups (1,711),[81] most tries overall (232),[81] and most conversions (173).[81] Several individual players also hold World Cup records; Jonah Lomu for most World Cup tries (15 over two World Cups),[82] most appearances held by Sean Fitzpatrick (17 from 1987 to 1995), Marc Ellis with most tries in a match (6 versus Japan in 1995),[83] Grant Fox with most points in one tournament (126 in 1987), and Simon Culhane with most points in a single game (45 versus Japan in 1995).[83] Jonah Tali Lomu, MNZM (born May 12, 1975) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who has played 73 times (63 caps) as an All Black after debuting in 1994. ... Marc Christopher Gwynne Ellis (born October 8, 1971) is a former New Zealand rugby league and rugby union player, businessman, and television presenter. ... Grant James Fox (born 6 June 1962 in New Plymouth) is a New Zealand rugby union player for the All Blacks. ... Simon Culhane (born March 10, 1968 in Invercargill, New Zealand) is a rugby player who won 6 caps playing at fly-half for the New Zealand rugby union side (the All Blacks). ...


Overall

IRB World Ranking Leaders

The All Blacks have a positive win record against every nation they have played, and with the exception of South Africa, have a winning margin of over 65% for every other country. They have won 320 of the 431 matches played, a win percentage of 74.34% (see table). By this measure, the All Blacks are the most successful international rugby union team in history. When World Rankings were introduced by the IRB in October 2003, the All Blacks were ranked second. In November 2003 they briefly occupied first and then third before moving back into second by December that year. Between June 2004 and October 2007, the All Blacks were ranked number one in the world.[84] The All Blacks are also well known, and feared, by many national teams for the potentially punishing winning margins that the All Blacks are capable of, and many national teams' 'worst defeat' monicker was often a match against the All Blacks. The national teams of France, Ireland, Argentina, Fiji, Tonga, Japan, and Portugal hold this unfortunate distinction at the hands of New Zealand. The IRB World Rankings is a ranking system for mens national teams in rugby union. ...


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Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn  % Won
Australia 128 85 38 5 66.4%
South Africa 72 40 29 3 55.6%
France 46 34 11 1 73.9%
British & Irish Lions 34 26 6 2 76.5%
England 30 23 6 1 76.6%
Scotland 26 24 0 2 92.3%
Wales 23 20 3 0 87%
Ireland 22 21 0 1 97%
Argentina 13 12 0 1 92.3%
Italy 9 9 0 0 100%
Samoa 4 4 0 0 100%
Fiji 4 4 0 0 100%
Canada 4 4 0 0 100%
Tonga 3 3 0 0 100%
Anglo-Welsh 3 2 0 1 66.7%
World XV 3 2 1 0 66.7%
Romania 2 2 0 0 100%
USA 2 2 0 0 100%
Great Britain 1 1 0 0 100%
Japan 1 1 0 0 100%
Pacific Islanders 1 1 0 0 100%
Portugal 1 1 0 0 100%
Total 432 321 94 17 74.34%

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Players

Current squad

The squad for the 2008 mid-year Tests and 2008 Tri Nations:[86][87]

Backs
Player
Position Province
Daniel Carter First Five-Eighth Canterbury
Jimmy Cowan # Half-back Southland
Stephen Donald First Five-Eighth Waikato
Andrew Ellis Half-back Canterbury
Richard Kahui Centre Waikato
Brendon Leonard # Half-back Waikato
Leon MacDonald Fullback Canterbury
Mils Muliaina Fullback, Centre Waikato
Ma'a Nonu Centre, Wing Wellington
Sitiveni Sivivatu Wing Waikato
Conrad Smith Centre Wellington
Anthony Tuitavake Centre, Wing North Harbour
Rudi Wulf Wing North Harbour

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Forwards
Player
Position Province
John Afoa Prop Auckland
Anthony Boric Lock North Harbour
Ben Franks Prop Canterbury
Andrew Hore Hooker Taranaki
Jerome Kaino Flanker Auckland
Sione Lauaki Number eight, Flanker Waikato
Richie McCaw (Captain) Flanker Canterbury
Keven Mealamu Hooker Auckland
John Schwalger * Prop Wellington
Greg Somerville * Prop Canterbury
Rodney So'oialo Number eight, Flanker Wellington
Adam Thomson Flanker Otago
Brad Thorn Lock Tasman
Neemia Tialata Prop Wellington
Ali Williams Lock Tasman
Tony Woodcock Prop North Harbour

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‡: Franks included in squad after Afoa was injured in the Test against Ireland.

Notable players

Captain of the Original All Blacks and International Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Dave Gallaher.
Captain of the Original All Blacks and International Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Dave Gallaher.
Main article: List of All Blacks

Fourteen former All Blacks have been inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame; Fred Allen, Don Clarke, Sean Fitzpatrick, Grant Fox, Dave Gallaher, Michael Jones, Ian Kirkpatrick, John Kirwan, Sir Brian Lochore, Jonah Lomu, Colin Meads, Graham Mourie, George Nepia and Wilson Whineray.[88][89] One of them, Whineray, has been inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.[90] The 1905 Original All Blacks. ... Not to be confused with IRB Hall of Fame. ... David Gallaher (30 October 1873–4 October 1917) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer, best known as the captain of The Originals, the first New Zealand national team to be known as the All Blacks. ... So far, 1068 New Zealand rugby union players have represented the national team, the All Blacks. ... Not to be confused with IRB Hall of Fame. ... Fred Allen (born February 9 1920 in Oamaru, New Zealand) was a rugby union coach, and former New Zealand rugby union player. ... Donald Barry Clarke (November 10, 1933–December 29, 2002) was a New Zealand rugby union player who played 89 times (31 of these were test matches) as an All Black from 1956 until 1964. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Grant James Fox (born 6 June 1962 in New Plymouth) is a New Zealand rugby union player for the All Blacks. ... David Gallaher (30 October 1873–4 October 1917) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer, best known as the captain of The Originals, the first New Zealand national team to be known as the All Blacks. ... For other persons named Michael Jones, see Michael Jones (disambiguation). ... Ian Andrew Kirkpatrick (born 24 May 1946 in Gisborne) is a New Zealand rugby union player, who was captain of the All Blacks. ... John James Kirwan (born 16 December 1964) is a New Zealand born rugby union footballer turned coach. ... hi ... Jonah Tali Lomu, MNZM (born May 12, 1975) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who has played 73 times (63 caps) as an All Black after debuting in 1994. ... Colin Earl Meads (born June 3, 1936 in Cambridge, New Zealand) nicknamed Pinetree, is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer who played 133 times (55 of these were test matches) as an All Black from 1957 until 1971. ... Graham Neil Kenneth Mourie (born 8 September 1952) is a former New Zealand All Black flanker. ... George Nepia (1905/1908? - 1986) was a famous Maori rugby and rugby league player. ... Sir Wilson James Whineray (born 10 July 1935) is a former captain of the All Blacks, New Zealands national rugby team. ... The IRB Hall of Fame is a hall of fame operated by the International Rugby Board (IRB) that recognises special achievement and contribution to the sport of rugby union. ...


Dave Gallaher played in the All Blacks' first ever Test match in 1903 and also captained the 1905 Originals. Along with Billy Stead, Gallaher authored the famous rugby book The Complete Rugby Footballer.[91] At the age of only 19, George Nepia played in all 30 matches on the Invincibles tour of 1924–25.[92] Nepia played 37 All Blacks games; his last was against the British Isles in 1930.[92] Billy Stead (born John William Stead 18 September 1877 - 21 July 1958) was a New Zealand rugby union player born in Invercargill who played for the All Blacks in their 1905 tour. ...


Fred Allen captained all of his 21 matches for the All Blacks, including six Tests, between 1946 and 1949.[93] He eventually moved onto coaching the All Blacks between 1966 and 1968. The All Blacks won all 14 of their Test matches with Allen as coach.[93]


Five Hall of Fame inductees, including the first New Zealander named to the IRB Hall of Fame, played during the 1960s. Don Clarke was an All Black between 1956 and 1964 and during this period he broke the record at the time for All Black Test points.[94] Clarke famously scored six penalties in one match — a record at the time — to give the All Blacks an 18-17 victory over the British Isles.[95][94] Sir Wilson Whineray played 32 Tests, captaining the All Blacks in 30 of them.[96] He played prop and also number 8 between 1957 and 1965. The All Blacks lost only four of their 30 Tests with Whineray as captain.[96] On October 21, 2007, Whineray became the first New Zealander to earn induction to the IRB Hall of Fame.[90] In Colin Meads' New Zealand Rugby Museum profile, he is described as "New Zealand's equivalent of Australia's Sir Donald Bradman or the United States of America's Babe Ruth."[97] Meads, nicknamed Pinetree, played 133 games for the All Blacks, including 55 Tests.[97] In 1999 the New Zealand Rugby Monthly magazine named Meads the New Zealand player of the century.[97] Ian Kirkpatrick played 39 Tests, including 9 as captain, between 1967 and 1977.[98] He scored 16 tries in his Test career, a record at the time.[98] A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sir Donald George Bradman AC (27 August 1908—25 February 2001), often called The Don, was an Australian cricketer, administrator and writer on the game, and generally acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. ... This article is about the baseball player. ...


The only All Blacks Hall of Famer to debut in the 1970s was flanker Graham Mourie. He captained 19 of his 21 Tests and 57 of his 61 overall All Blacks matches between 1976 and 1982. Most notably, in 1978 he was captain of the first All Blacks side to complete a Grand Slam over the four Home Nations sides.[99] A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... Home Nations (often written as the common noun home nations) is a term used to refer to the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — collectively but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a state. ...


The 1987 World Cup champions were coached by Sir Brian Lochore who had represented the All Blacks in 25 Tests between 1964 and 1971, including 17 as captain.[100] Lochore was knighted in 1999 for his lifetime services to rugby. Four of the 1987 World Cup squad that he had coached are also inductees in the Hall of Fame. John Kirwan played a total of 63 Tests between 1984 and 1994, scoring 35 tries, an All Blacks record at the time.[101] In the 1987 World Cup opener against Italy, Kirwan raced 90 meters to score one of the tries of the tournament.[101][102] An All Black from 1984 to 1993, Grant Fox was one of the All Blacks' greatest point-scorers with 1067 points, including 645 Test points.[103] Fox played 46 Tests, including the 1987 World Cup final against France. Known as The Iceman, Michael Jones was one of the greatest open side flankers of all time.[104] Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Jones first played international rugby for Samoa, then for the All Blacks, playing 55 Tests between 1987 and 1998.[104] Due to his Christian faith Jones never played rugby on Sundays, resulting in him not playing in the 1991 World Cup semi-final against Australia, and also in him not being picked for the 1995 World Cup squad.[104][105] The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...


The most capped Test All Black is Sean Fitzpatrick with 92 appearances.[106] Fitzpatrick played in the 1987 World Cup after an injury to incumbent Andy Dalton and was appointed All Blacks captain in 1992, continuing in the role until his retirement in 1997.[106] He played a total of 346 first class rugby matches, including 92 Tests.[107]


Jonah Lomu is generally regarded as the first true global superstar of rugby union.[108][109] He was the youngest player ever to appear in a Test as an All Black, making his debut at age 19 years, 45 days in 1994. Lomu, a wing, had unique physical gifts; even though he stood 1.96 m (6'5") and weighed 119 kg (262 lb), making him both the tallest[110] and heaviest[111] back ever to play for the All Blacks, he could run 100 metres in under 11 seconds. He burst on the international scene in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, scoring seven tries in the competition. Four of those tries came in the All Blacks' semifinal win over England, including an iconic try in which he bulldozed England's Mike Catt on his way to the try line. He would add eight more tries in the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Perhaps most remarkably, Lomu played virtually his entire top-level career in the shadow of a serious kidney disorder which ended his Test career in 2002 and ultimately led to a transplant in 2004. Even with his career hampered and eventually shortened by his health issues, he scored 37 tries in 63 Tests.[112] A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the third Rugby World Cup. ... Michael John Catt MBE (born 17 September 1971) is a South African-born English rugby union footballer who plays for London Irish, having previously played for Bath. ... The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... Not to be confused with nephritic syndrome Nephrotic syndrome is a disorder where the kidneys have been damaged, causing them to leak protein from the blood into the urine. ... The donor kidney is typically placed inferior of the normal anatomical location. ...


Individual records

The record for most All Black Test points is held by Andrew Mehrtens with 967 points from 70 Tests[113], and the All Black's greatest Test try scorer is Doug Howlett with 49 tries, who overtook Christian Cullen's 46 during the 2007 World Cup.[114] The world record for tries in a calendar year is held by Joe Rokocoko, with 17 tries in 2003; he also became the first All Black to score ten tries in his first five Tests, as well as the first All Black to score at least two tries in each of four consecutive Tests.[115] In Test matches, the most capped All Black is Sean Fitzpatrick with 92 appearances, a record 51 of which were as captain.[106] The youngest All Black in a Test match was Jonah Lomu, capped at age 19 years, 45 days, whilst the oldest Test player was Ned Hughes at 40 years, 123 days.[112][116][117] Andrew Philip Mehrtens MNZM (born 28 April 1973 in Durban, South Africa) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who has been one of the top fly-halves (or first five-eighths) in the world since the advent of the sports professional era in the mid-1990s. ... Douglas Charles Howlett is a professional New Zealand rugby union player. ... Christian Mathias Cullen (born February 12, 1976 in Paraparaumu) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer who played most of his rugby at fullback for the All Blacks, for the Hurricanes in the Super 14, and for Manawatu, Wellington and later Munster at provincial level. ... Josevata Taliga Joe Rokocoko (IPA: , born 6 June 1983 in Nadi, Fiji) is a professional New Zealand rugby union player. ... Ned Hughes (1881-04-26–1928-05-01) born Edward Hughes, was a New Zealand rugby union and rugby league player who played 9 times (6 of these were test matches) as an All Black hooker from 1907 until 1921 and twice for the Kiwis in 1910. ...


Coaches

Due to the definition and role of All Blacks coach varying so much prior to the 1949 All Blacks tour of South Africa, the following table only includes coaches appointed since.[43]

Name Years Tests Won Drew Lost Win percentage
Alex McDonald 1949 4 0 0 4 0%
Tom Morrison 1950, 5, 55–56 12 8 1 3 66.7%
Len Clode 1951 3 3 0 0 100%
Arthur Marslin 1953–1954 5 3 0 2 60%
Dick Everest 1957 2 2 0 0 100%
Jack Sullivan 1958–1960 11 6 1 4 54.5%
Neil McPhail 1961–1965 20 16 2 2 80%
Ron Bush 1962 2 2 0 0 100%
Fred Allen 1966–1968 14 14 0 0 100%
Ivan Vodanovich 1969–1971 10 4 1 5 40%
Bob Duff 1972–1973 8 6 1 1 75%
John Stewart 1974–1976 11 6 1 4 54.5%
Jack Gleeson 1977–1978 13 10 0 3 76.9%
Eric Watson 1979–1980 9 5 0 4 55.5%
Peter Burke 1981–1982 11 9 0 2 81.8%
Bryce Rope 1983–1984 12 9 1 2 75%
Sir Brian Lochore 1985–1987 18 14 1 3 77.7%
Alex Wyllie 1988–1991 29 25 1 3 86.2%
Laurie Mains 1992–1995 34 23 1 10 67.6%
John Hart 1996–1999 41 31 1 9 75.6%
Wayne Smith 2000–2001 17 12 0 5 70.5%
John Mitchell[118] 2002–2003 28 23 1 4 82.1%
Graham Henry[119] 2004– 49 43 0 6 87.7%

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Home grounds

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⊗ AMI Stadium

Like the other two countries in the Tri Nations, New Zealand does not have an official stadium for its national team. Instead, the All Blacks play their Test matches at a variety of venues throughout New Zealand. In 2005 and 2006 the All Blacks played matches at: Eden Park, Auckland; North Harbour Stadium, Albany; Westpac Stadium, Wellington; AMI Stadium (formerly called Lancaster Park and Jade Stadium), Christchurch; Waikato Stadium, Hamilton; and Carisbrook, Dunedin. AMI Stadium, formerly Jade Stadium and Lancaster Park, is a sports stadium situated in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... External shot of the main entrance to Westpac Stadium, emphasising the Cake Tin aspect. ... Waikato Stadium, NZ Māori v Lions, 2005 Waikato Stadium is a major rugby union and soccer venue in Hamilton, New Zealand with a total capacity, seated and standing, of 26,350. ... Eden Park is the main sports ground in Auckland, New Zealand for both rugby union during winter, and cricket in summer. ... North Harbour Stadium is a stadium situated in Albany on Aucklands North Shore in New Zealand. ... For the village on the Isle of Wight, see Carisbrooke. ... Eden Park is the main sports ground in Auckland, New Zealand for both rugby union during winter, and cricket in summer. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... North Harbour Stadium is a stadium situated in Albany on Aucklands North Shore in New Zealand. ... Albany is a northern suburb of North Shore, one of several cities in the Auckland metropolitan area in northern New Zealand. ... External shot of the main entrance to Westpac Stadium, emphasising the Cake Tin aspect. ... For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ... AMI Stadium, formerly Jade Stadium and Lancaster Park, is a sports stadium situated in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). ... Waikato Stadium, NZ Māori v Lions, 2005 Waikato Stadium is a major rugby union and soccer venue in Hamilton, New Zealand with a total capacity, seated and standing, of 26,350. ... Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Māori) is the centre of New Zealands fourth largest urban area, and is the countrys seventh largest city. ... For the village on the Isle of Wight, see Carisbrooke. ... Dunedin (Ōtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. ...


Prior to the construction of Westpac Stadium in 1999, Wellington's Test venue was Athletic Park. Athletic Park was the venue for the first All Blacks Test match in New Zealand against Great Britain in 1904.[120] The first home Test match played outside the main centres of Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin or Wellington was in 1996 at McLean Park in Napier.[121] The 1987 Rugby World Cup final was played at Eden Park. Athletic Park was a famous ground used mostly for Rugby Matches in Wellington, New Zealand. ... McLean Park is a cricket ground in Napier, New Zealand. ... The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ...


Eden Park and AMI Stadium are being upgraded in preparation for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In 2006, the New Zealand Government proposed the construction of a waterfront National Stadium in Auckland as an alternative to Eden Park's upgrade; this proposal was rejected by the Auckland Regional Council.[122] The NZRU no longer considers Carisbrook as a suitable Test venue; a covered sports stadium has been proposed as a replacement.[123] New Zealand functions as a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. ... Concept plan for the proposed Stadium New Zealand for the 2011 RWC. Stadium New Zealand was the provisional name for the national stadium proposed for Aucklands waterfront to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. ... Auckland is one of the 15 regions of New Zealand, named after Auckland City, the large city at its heart. ...


See also

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Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The IRB logo. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC Sport is the sports division of the BBC. It became a fully dedicated division of the BBC in 2000. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ...

Bibliography

  • Gifford, Phil (2004). The Passion - The Stories Behind 125 years of Canterbury Rugby. Wilson Scott Publishing. ISBN 0-9582535-1-X. 
  • Howitt, Bob (2005). SANZAR Saga - Ten Years of Super 12 and Tri-Nations Rugby. Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 1-86950-566-2. 
  • Palenski, Ron (2003). Century in Black - 100 Years of All Black Test Rugby. Hodder Moa Beckett Publishers Limited. ISBN 1-86958-937-8. 

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