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

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