Classic All Blacks

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Classic All Blacks
Coach(es) New Zealand Andy Haden
Captain(s) New Zealand Justin Marshall
First match
 Japan 26 – 35 Classic All Blacks
(9 May 2007)
Largest win
Classic All Blacks 57 – 15 French Classics
(18 September 2011)
Largest defeat
 Fiji 33 – 14 Classic All Blacks
(12 June 2013)
Official website
www.classicallblacks.com

The Classic All Blacks is a rugby union team made up of former New Zealand Rugby (Mens) representatives.[1] It is not an official national team of New Zealand. First put together in 2007, the team has played Japan three times, English Premiership side Leicester Tigers and 'classic' teams from France and Australia.

In 2013 the side played Fiji as part of the Fiji Rugby Union's centennial anniversary.[2]

On 7 October 2015, the Classic All Blacks played Toulon at the Stade Mayol in a match to honour the late Jerry Collins.[3]

Matches against International sides[edit]

Opposing Teams For Against Result Date Venue City Competition
 Japan 35 26 Won 2007-05-09 Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium Kobe Tour Match
 Japan 36 6 Won 2007-05-12 Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium Tokyo Tour Match
 Japan 15 13 Won 2008-05-31 National Stadium Tokyo Tour Match
 Fiji 14 33 Lost 2013-06-12 ANZ Stadium Suva Tour Match

Overall[edit]

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win %
Australia Classic Wallabies 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Fiji 1 0 1 0 0.00%
France French Classics 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Japan 3 3 0 0 100.00%
England Leicester Tigers 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Total 7 6 1 0 86.00%

Squad for 2015 Jerry Collins honorary match[edit]

The provisional squad to play Toulon on 7 October 2015.[4]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Club/province Union
Corey Flynn Hooker (1981-01-05) 5 January 1981 (age 37) France Toulouse New Zealand New Zealand
Andrew Hore Hooker (1978-09-13) 13 September 1978 (age 40) Unattached (Retired) New Zealand New Zealand
John Afoa Prop (1983-10-16) 16 October 1983 (age 34) England Gloucester New Zealand New Zealand
Carl Hayman Prop (1979-11-14) 14 November 1979 (age 38) Unattached (Retired) New Zealand New Zealand
Saimone Taumoepeau Prop (1979-12-21) 21 December 1979 (age 38) France Castres Olympique New Zealand New Zealand
Neemia Tialata Prop (1982-07-15) 15 July 1982 (age 36) France Toulouse New Zealand New Zealand
Tom Donnelly Lock (1981-10-01) 1 October 1981 (age 36) France Montpellier New Zealand New Zealand
Brad Thorn Lock (1975-02-03) 3 February 1975 (age 43) Unattached (Retired) New Zealand New Zealand
Ali Williams Lock (1981-04-30) 30 April 1981 (age 37) Unattached (Retired) New Zealand New Zealand
Daniel Braid Flanker (1981-02-13) 13 February 1981 (age 37) England Sale Sharks New Zealand New Zealand
Jason Eaton Flanker (1982-08-21) 21 August 1982 (age 36) France La Rochelle New Zealand New Zealand
Adam Thomson Flanker (1982-03-13) 13 March 1982 (age 36) Australia Queensland Reds New Zealand New Zealand
Chris Masoe Number 8 (1979-05-15) 15 May 1979 (age 39) France Racing New Zealand New Zealand
Mike Delany Fly-half (1982-06-15) 15 June 1982 (age 36) England Newcastle Falcons New Zealand New Zealand
Nick Evans Fly-half (1980-08-14) 14 August 1980 (age 38) England Harlequins New Zealand New Zealand
Richard Kahui Centre (1985-06-09) 9 June 1985 (age 33) Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus New Zealand New Zealand
Luke McAlister Centre (1983-08-28) 28 August 1983 (age 35) France Toulouse New Zealand New Zealand
Sam Tuitupou Centre (1982-02-01) 1 February 1982 (age 36) England Sale Sharks New Zealand New Zealand
Joe Rokocoko Wing (1983-06-06) 6 June 1983 (age 35) France Bayonne New Zealand New Zealand
Sitiveni Sivivatu Wing (1982-04-19) 19 April 1982 (age 36) France Castres Olympique New Zealand New Zealand
Anthony Tuitavake Wing (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 36) France Montpellier New Zealand New Zealand
Rudi Wulf Wing (1984-02-02) 2 February 1984 (age 34) France Toulon New Zealand New Zealand
Mils Muliaina Fullback (1980-07-31) 31 July 1980 (age 38) Italy Zebre New Zealand New Zealand

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