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New Zealand Rugby

Rugby union is so popular in New Zealand that it’s the country’s unofficial national sport. In fact, New Zealand is home to over 500 clubs, 140,000 registered players and 2,300 referees.

Rugby union has been played in New Zealand since the 1870s, but various early versions of the sport were also played by the country’s Māori population prior to the arrival of European settlers who spread the love of the game throughout the country. By 1889, the New Zealand national rugby union team had already shown that it could compete with other established rugby-playing nations. A few years later, in the early 1900s, the team almost completed a clean sweep of victories on their tour of Britain.

Fast forward to the present day and New Zealand rugby teams are recognised as the world standard. The men’s New Zealand national rugby union team is known as the All Blacks and they’re the most successful team in the history of international rugby. They’re the only team to have never lost a World Cup pool game, they’ve won the World Cup three times and they have a positive winning record against every international side they’ve ever faced. In addition, the New Zealand rugby team has dominated the Rugby Championship (previously the Tri Nations). They’ve won the tournament 17 times since 1996.

Due to the success of the New Zealand rugby team, New Zealand rugby players have received a number of individual awards. All Blacks players have been voted as the World Rugby Player of the Year 10 times since 2001 and 15 former New Zealand rugby players have been inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame.

In the women’s game, the New Zealand national rugby union team is just as dominant as the men’s team. They’re called the Black Ferns and they’ve won five of the past six Women's Rugby World Cups. Like the men, they’re also the only women’s international side with a winning record against every opponent.

Read on to see all the latest New Zealand rugby news. You can discover more about your favourite New Zealand rugby players, learn more about the New Zealand rugby team and even see the latest New Zealand rugby results.

Fixtures & Results

Fri Jul 28, 2023
7:00pm CDT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
7:00pm
Italy Italy
LIVE
0
0
Fri Aug 4, 2023
7:00pm CDT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
7:00pm
England England
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Argentina Argentina
-
7:00pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
7:00pm
France France
LIVE
0
0
9:35pm CDT
Forsyth Barr Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
9:35pm
Australia Australia
LIVE
0
0
Sat Aug 5, 2023
10:00am CDT
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
10:00am
Italy Italy
LIVE
0
0
Fri Aug 11, 2023
7:00pm CDT
France France
-
7:00pm
Scotland Scotland
LIVE
0
0
Sat Aug 12, 2023
8:00am CDT
Twickenham
England England
-
8:00am
Wales Wales
LIVE
0
0
Fri Aug 18, 2023
7:00pm CDT
France France
-
7:00pm
Fiji Fiji
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
7:00pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Italy Italy
-
7:00pm
Romania Romania
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
7:00pm
England England
LIVE
0
0
Fri Aug 25, 2023
1:30pm CDT
Twickenham
New Zealand New Zealand
-
1:30pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
France France
-
7:00pm
Australia Australia
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Civitas Metropolitano
Spain Spain
-
7:00pm
Argentina Argentina
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
7:00pm
Georgia Georgia
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Italy Italy
-
7:00pm
Japan Japan
LIVE
0
0
Sat Aug 26, 2023
8:00am CDT
Twickenham
England England
-
8:00am
Fiji Fiji
LIVE
0
0

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