The All Blacks are New Zealand's national team in Rugby
, which is the NZ national game
The All Blacks are a formidable force in international rugby since their first game in 1903 and have a winning record against every international rugby team, including the
BIL (British and Irish lions)
and the World 15
The All Blacks compete annually with the Australian rugby team (the
), and the South African rugby team (the
), in theTri-Nations
, in which they also contest the Bledisloe Cup
with Australia. The All Blacks team have been Tri-Nations champions eight times in the tournament's eleven-year history, they have also 3 times completed a Grand Slam in the UK against Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. They are the current Rugby World Cup Champions.
The majority of the All Black players are
selected via the SANZAR Super Rugby competition which includes the Crusaders, Blues, Chiefs, Highlanders and Hurricanes.