The All Blacks have won more than three-quarters of their 538+ matches to date, making them the world's most successful sports team in more than a century of play. They have a victory percentage of more than 86 percent in the recent professional era of rugby. The previous highest winning percentage was held by Germany's national soccer team, Borussia Dortmund, at 77 percent from 1995 to 2003.
The All Blacks first took the field for an official international on January 25, 1883, when they defeated Australia 7-6 in Auckland. The match is considered to be part of the early code of rugby. Since then, they have gone on to win 95 matches and lose 9 (one draw). The only other team to have a winning record is Australia, with 98 victories and 10 losses.
In addition to being the most successful team in international rugby, the All Blacks are also winners of the Webb Ellis Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the annual Rugby World Cup. The tournament has been known by several names over the years, including the British Commonwealth Games, the Rugby World Cup, and now simply the World Cup. It is so called after English cup winner William Webb, who in 1873 created a new sport now known as rugby. The All Blacks have won the last three tournaments and will try to become the first team to retain the title in 2019.
The All Blacks are the most successful rugby team in history. That is incredibly astounding in and of itself, but what propels their reputation into the stratosphere is the discovery—after some research—that they are the most successful sports team in history. The Black Caps have won 93 out of 100 tests that they have played (93 percent). In addition, they have beaten all 10 of their only opponents by an average score of 53-6.
New Zealand is a small country located in Oceania. It shares its borders with Australia to the south, Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Tasman Sea to the east. The capital city of Wellington is at the center of the country; it's just a two-hour drive north of Auckland.
New Zealand has been ranked No. 1 in the world by ESPN for several years in a row now. They are also the only side to have ever retained the Rugby World Cup.
Of course, like any other team, they have their failures too. They were knocked out of the 1995 World Cup early on by England and lost another match 17-16 to France in 2013. However, these failures haven't diminished their status as one of the best teams in the world.
New Zealand is known for its stunning natural beauty. There are plenty of beaches, mountains, and forests to explore if you're traveling there.
Rugby is more than just a sport in New Zealand; it is the foundation of the country's athletic culture. The All Blacks have an intimidating 77 percent victory rate in international tests, and with three World Cup victories, they are one of the most successful rugby playing nations in history, second only to South Africa. In fact, no other nation has more than two World Cups trophies.
New Zealand is a small country with a population of 4 million people, so almost every schoolboy plays rugby. Schools compete in leagues based on their ability, with the best teams going into district tournaments where they meet different provincial teams. At the end of each season, the top teams from each province play for the national title. In addition to school-age boys, women's rugby is also popular in New Zealand.
Women's rugby began as a way for female athletes to have some kind of competition while men were out training with a ball. However, now many clubs across New Zealand offer women's teams that can be joined by anyone who wants to play rugby. There are even club competitions between towns or villages.
In addition to schools and clubs, rugby is also popular with universities in New Zealand. Each year, hundreds of students sign up for rugby scholarships at elite sports colleges where they will get free education and room and board in return for playing sports such as cricket, football, and rugby. These students are known as "rugbies."