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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 Jun 21, 2024
7:00pm CDT
Japan National Stadium
Japan Japan
-
7:00pm
England England
LIVE
0
0
Sat Jun 22, 2024
8:00am CDT
Twickenham
South Africa South Africa
-
8:00am
Wales Wales
LIVE
0
0
Fri Jul 5, 2024
7:00pm CDT
Loftus Versfeld
South Africa South Africa
-
7:00pm
Ireland Ireland
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Argentina Argentina
-
7:00pm
France France
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Allianz Stadium
Australia Australia
-
7:00pm
Wales Wales
LIVE
0
0
Sat Jul 6, 2024
2:05am CDT
Forsyth Barr Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
2:05am
England England
LIVE
0
0
Fri Jul 12, 2024
7:00pm CDT
Hollywoodbets Kings Park
South Africa South Africa
-
7:00pm
Ireland Ireland
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Yurtec Stadium
Japan Japan
-
7:00pm
Georgia Georgia
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Argentina Argentina
-
7:00pm
France France
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
AAMI Park
Australia Australia
-
7:00pm
Wales Wales
LIVE
0
0
Sat Jul 13, 2024
2:05am CDT
Eden Park
New Zealand New Zealand
-
2:05am
England England
LIVE
0
0
Fri Jul 19, 2024
7:00pm CDT
Toyota Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
7:00pm
Portugal Portugal
LIVE
0
0
7:00pm CDT
Allianz Stadium
Australia Australia
-
7:00pm
Georgia Georgia
LIVE
0
0
Sat Jul 20, 2024
7:00pm CDT
Sapporo Dome
Japan Japan
-
7:00pm
Italy Italy
LIVE
0
0
Fri Oct 25, 2024
7:00pm CDT
International Stadium Yokohama
Japan Japan
-
7:00pm
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
0
0
Fri Nov 1, 2024
7:00pm CDT
Twickenham
England England
-
7:00pm
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
0
0
Fri Nov 8, 2024
6:00pm CST
England England
-
6:00pm
Australia Australia
LIVE
0
0
6:00pm CST
Ireland Ireland
-
6:00pm
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
0
0
Fri Nov 15, 2024
6:00pm CST
England England
-
6:00pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
0
0
6:00pm CST
France France
-
6:00pm
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
0
0
Fri Nov 22, 2024
6:00pm CST
Twickenham
England England
-
6:00pm
Japan Japan
LIVE
0
0
6:00pm CST
Italy Italy
-
6:00pm
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
0
0

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