New Zealand

New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup campaign starts Sunday 20th September – keep up to date with all the latest news and fixtures, and check our Rugby World Cup 2015 page for more information.

New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup Record: P43 W37 D0 L6

1987 Champions
1991 Third
1995 Runners-up
1999 Fourth
2003 Third
2007 Quarter-finals
2011 Champions

How they qualified: Automatically as one of the top 12 sides at RWC 2011.

Vital statistic: 272 – the number of tries New Zealand have scored in the World Cup, 91 more than next top-scorer Australia.

Did you know? In 1995, second-choice fly-half Simon Culhane scored 20 conversions against Japan, missing one. It was his only appearance in a World Cup.

If they were a celebrity… Kanye West – instantly recognisable and a powerful force, but don’t they just know it.

Odds: 11-8

Nonu is set to win his 100th cap when he lines up for New Zealand against Tonga (Photo: Getty Images)

Nonu set for landmark 100th Test cap

Ma’a Nonu is set to join the ranks of some of the finest rugby players ever when he makes his 100th Test appearance for New Zealand against Tonga on Friday evening.…


All Blacks relaxed before Georgia clash

The Rugby World Cup means something different to us all, and offers each of us something different too; as fans and lovers of the game, that might include the chance…


World Cup Highlights: New Zealand 26-16 Argentina

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New Zealand in Samoa

Rugby Rant: Respect the Islands

New Zealand’s historic trip to Samoa must herald a change in the tour mindset, says RW’s Alan Pearey