History of rugby union matches between Italy and New Zealand

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The All Blacks first played against Italy as the opening game of the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, beating them 70-6 at Eden Park, Auckland. The two teams have played a total of twelve Test matches, with New Zealand winning all of them by an average margin of 51 points. The two sides have been in the same pool in every World Cup tournament except 1995. However they were in different pools for the 2011 event.

Overall summary[edit]

Details Played Won by New Zealand Won by Italy Drawn New Zealand points Italy points
In Italy 5 5 0 0 247 51
In New Zealand 3 3 0 0 161 22
Neutral venue 4 4 0 0 278 45
Overall 12 12 0 0 686 118

Results[edit]

Date Venue Score Victor Comments
17 November 2012 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 10 – 42  New Zealand 2012 Autumn International
14 November 2009 San Siro Stadium, Milan 6 – 20  New Zealand 2009 Autumn Internationals
27 June 2009 AMI Stadium, Christchurch 27 – 6  New Zealand 2009 mid-year tests
8 September 2007 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille 76 – 14  New Zealand 2007 Rugby World Cup
13 November 2004 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 10 – 59  New Zealand 2004 Autumn Internationals
11 October 2003 Colonial Stadium, Melbourne 70 – 7  New Zealand 2003 Rugby World Cup
8 June 2002 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton 64 – 10  New Zealand 2002 Italy rugby union tour
25 November 2000 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa 19 – 56  New Zealand
14 October 1999 McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield 101 – 3  New Zealand 1999 Rugby World Cup
28 October 1995 Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna 6 – 70  New Zealand
13 October 1991 Welford Road Stadium, Leicester 31 – 21  New Zealand 1991 Rugby World Cup
22 May 1987 Eden Park, Auckland 70 – 6  New Zealand 1987 Rugby World Cup

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