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Who was the first All Black to play 100 matches?

Who was the first All Black to play 100 matches?

McCaw made his All Blacks debut in 2001 against Ireland in Dublin, the first of his 148 Tests. In New Zealand’s match against France in the 2011 Rugby Union World Cup, he became the first All Black to play in 100 Tests.

Who was the first All Black player?

James Allan
The “first” All Black was James Allan, which was decided by alphabetical order, while the most recent All Black is Samisoni Taukei’aho — #1198….List.

Number 1
Name James Allan
Year of debut 1884
Total matches 8
Test caps 0

Which All Black has played the most games?

Colin Meads
* Colin Meads has played the most games (133) for the All Blacks, and Sean Fitzpatrick (92) has played the most tests.

Who was the 1000th All Black?

Carl Hayman

Position(s) Prop
All Black No. 1000
Senior career
Years Team (Points)
1998–2006 Otago (5)

Are the All Blacks the most successful team ever?

The All Blacks are the most successful international men’s rugby side of all-time with a winning percentage of 77.41% over 580 Tests (1903-2019). Since playing their first Test match in 1903, the All Blacks have amassed numerous accolades and are considered one of the most prolific teams across any sport.

How many games have the All Black won?

The All Blacks compete with Argentina, Australia and South Africa in the Rugby Championship, and have won the trophy eighteen times in the competition’s 25-year history. The team has completed a Grand Slam tour against the four Home Nations four times (1978, 2005, 2008 and 2010).

Who was the first all black to play over 100 Test matches?

McCaw was also the first All Black to play over 100 Test matches; a record he achieved during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The record for most Test points by an All Black is held by Dan Carter, who scored 1598 points between 2003 and 2015.

Who was the first New Zealand rugby team?

The Original All Blacks (also known simply as “The Originals”) were the first New Zealand national rugby union team to tour outside Australasia. They toured the British Isles, France and the United States of America during 1905–1906. Their opening game was against Devon on 16 September 1905 whom they defeated 55–4.

Who was the captain of the New Zealand All Blacks?

Coming from a rugby playing family, Fitzpatrick became the All Blacks captain in 1992, leading the team to a series win over the B&I Lions in 1993. Upon his retirement in 1997 he was the most capped Test match player in the history of rugby union.

When did the All Blacks play their first game?

Their opening game was against Devon on 16 September 1905 whom they defeated 55–4. Such was the surprise that some newspapers in Britain printed that Devon had scored 55 points and not the All Blacks.

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