Rugby, a kind of ball sport, is prevalent in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other countries. 1823 originated in the British Rugby, formerly known as Rugby football, referred to as Rugby.
Because of its spherical shape like olives, it is called football in China. Rugby is a city in central England where there is a Rugby school, which is the birthplace of football. Rugby union, also known as Rugby football, is called Rugby for short. China also translates to rugby, Rugby League, also uses olive balls, American football (also known as American football). ), Canadian football, Australian football, Gaelic football (aka Irish rugby).
The New Zealand national rugby union team, called the All Blacks, represents New Zealand in the men's rugby union, which is known as the country's national sport. The team has won the last two Rugby World Cups, in 2011 and 2015, as well as the inaugural tournament in 1987.
They have a 77% winning record in rugby match test, and are the only international side with a winning record against every opponent. Since their international debut in 1903, they have been played in test matches. [A] Since the introduction of the World Rugby Rankings in 2003, New Zealand has held the number one ranking longer than all other teams combined. The All Blacks Rugby jointly hold the record for the most consecutive test match wins for a nation, along with England.
New Zealand competes with Argentina, Australia and South Africa in The Rugby Championship. Twenty-two-year history. New Zealand have completed a Grand Slam tour four times - 1978, 2005, 2008 and 2010. The All Blacks have been named the World Rugby Team of the Year ten times since the award was created in 2001, and an All Black has won the Rugby World Player of the Year award ten times over the same period. Fifteen former All Blacks have been inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame.
The team's first match was in 1884, and their first international match was in 1903 against Australia in Sydney. The following year, they matched to British Isles side in Wellington. [B] This was followed by a 34-game (including 5 tests) tour of Europe and North America in 1905, where the team only one defeat - their first ever test loss, against Wales.
New Zealand's early shirt with a black and white knickerbockers. By the 1905 tour, they were all black, except for the silver fern, and the name All Blacks dates from this time. The team performs at haka, at Māori challenge or posture dance, before each match. The haka has traditionally been Te Rauparaha's Ka Mate, although since 2005 Kapa or Pango has also been performed.