List of New Zealand national rugby union team player records

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The New Zealand national rugby union team have competed since 1884, and there are a number of individual records achieved since that time. The team is also known as the All Blacks, and have competed in Test rugby since their match against Australia in 1903. The following is a list of individual records and achievements. The world record for Test appearances is held by Richie McCaw—who has played 142 Test matches for the team as of August 2015. McCaw was also the first All Black to play over 100 Test matches; a record he achieved during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The most Test points by an All Black has been achieved by Dan Carter, who has scored 1516 points as of August 2015. The record for the number of Test tries is held by Doug Howlett, who scored 49 tries in 62 matches between 2000 and 2007.

Most caps[edit]

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
1. Richie McCaw Flanker 2001- 143 136 6 135 27 0 0 0 125 15 2 88.73
2. Keven Mealamu Hooker 2002- 126 77 49 60 12 0 0 0 108 16 2 86.50
3. Tony Woodcock Prop 2002- 115 103 12 45 9 0 0 0 99 15 1 86.52
4. Dan Carter Fly-half 2003- 106 100 6 1516 29 270 271 6 93 12 1 88.20
5. Mils Muliaina Fullback 2003-2011 100 95 5 170 34 0 0 0 84 16 0 84.00
6. Ma'a Nonu Centre 2003- 97 82 15 145 29 0 0 0 85 10 2 88.65
7. Sean Fitzpatrick Hooker 1986-1997 92 91 1 55 12 0 0 0 74 16 2 81.64
8. Conrad Smith Centre 2004 - 88 84 4 130 26 0 0 0 78 9 1 89.20
9. Andrew Hore Hooker 2002-2013 83 47 36 40 8 0 0 0 69 11 2 85.54
10. Justin Marshall Scrum-half 1995-2005 81 74 7 120 24 0 0 0 61 19 1 75.92

Current as of New Zealand vs Australia, 15 August 2015. Statistics include officially capped matches only. Current All Blacks are indicated in bold type [1]

Most tries[edit]

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop
1. Doug Howlett Wing 2000-2007 62 55 7 245 49 0 0 0
2. Christian Cullen Fullback 1996-2002 58 56 2 236 46 3 0 0
Joe Rokocoko Wing 2003-2010 68 66 2 230 46 0 0 0
4. Jeff Wilson Wing 1993-2001 60 60 0 234 44 1 3 1
5. Jonah Lomu Wing 1994-2002 63 54 9 185 37 0 0 0
6. Tana Umaga Centre 1997-2005 74 73 1 180 36 0 0 0
7. John Kirwan Wing 1983-1994 63 62 1 143 35 0 0 0
8. Mils Muliaina Fullback 2003-2011 100 95 5 170 34 0 0 0
9. Julian Savea Wing 2012- 35 33 2 150 30 0 0 0
10. Dan Carter Fly-half 2003- 106 100 6 1516 29 270 271 6
Sitiveni Sivivatu Wing 2005-2011 45 43 2 145 29 0 0 0
Ma'a Nonu Centre 2003- 97 82 15 145 29 0 0 0

Current as of New Zealand vs Australia, 15 August 2015. Statistics include officially capped matches only. Current All Blacks are indicated in bold type [2]

Most points[edit]

# Player Career Span Pts Caps Tries Con. Pen. DG Ave.
1. Dan Carter 2003– 1516 106 29 270 271 6 14.30
2. Andrew Mehrtens 1995–2004 967 70 7 169 188 10 13.81
3. Grant Fox 1985–1993 645 46 1 118 128 7 14.02
4. Carlos Spencer 1997–2004 291 35 14 49 41 0 8.31
5. Aaron Cruden 2010- 280 37 5 48 52 1 7.57
6. Doug Howlett 2000–2007 245 62 49 0 0 0 3.95
7. Christian Cullen 1996–2002 236 58 46 3 0 0 4.07
8. Jeff Wilson 1993–2001 234 60 44 1 3 1 3.90
9. Joe Rokocoko 2003–2010 230 68 46 0 0 0 3.38
10. Don Clarke 1956–1964 207 31 2 33 38 5 6.68

Current as of New Zealand vs Australia, 15 August 2015. Statistics include officially capped matches only. Current All Blacks are indicated in bold type [3]

Most points in a match[edit]

# Player Position Pts Tries Con. Pen. DG Result Opposition Date
1. Simon Culhane Fly-half 45 1 20 0 0 145–17  Japan 4 June 1995
2. Tony Brown Fly-half 36 1 11 3 0 101–3  Italy 14 October 1999
3. Carlos Spencer Fly-half 33 2 10 1 0 93–8  Argentina 21 June 1997
Andrew Mehrtens Fly-half 33 1 5 6 0 63–15  Ireland 15 November 1997
Dan Carter Fly-half 33 2 4 5 0 48–18 British and Irish Lions 2 July 2005
Nick Evans Fly-half 33 1 14 0 0 108–13  Portugal 15 September 2007
7. Tony Brown Fly-half 32 1 12 1 0 102–0  Tonga 16 June 2000
8. Marc Ellis Centre 30 6 0 0 0 145–17  Japan 4 June 1995
Tony Brown Fly-half 30 3 3 3 0 50–6  Samoa 16 June 2001
10. Andrew Mehrtens Fly-half 29 0 1 9 0 34–15  Australia 24 July 1999
Andrew Mehrtens Fly-half 29 0 1 9 0 39–26  France 11 November 2000
Leon MacDonald Centre 29 1 12 0 0 91–7  Tonga 24 October 2003
Dan Carter Fly-half 29 3 7 0 0 64–13  Canada 16 June 2007

Current as of New Zealand vs Australia, 15 August 2015. Statistics include officially capped matches only. Current All Blacks are indicated in bold type [4]

Most tries in a match[edit]

# Player Position Tries Result Opposition Date
1. Marc Ellis Centre 6 145–17  Japan 4 June 1995
2. Jeff Wilson Wing 5 71–5  Fiji 14 June 1997
3. Duncan McGregor Wing 4 15–0  England 2 December 1905
John Gallagher Fullback 4 74–13  Fiji 27 May 1987
Craig Green Wing 4 74–13  Fiji 27 May 1987
John Kirwan Wing 4 52–3  Wales 28 May 1988
Jonah Lomu Wing 4 45–29  England 18 June 1995
Christian Cullen Fullback 4 62–31  Scotland 15 June 1996
Jeff Wilson Fullback 4 71–13  Samoa 18 June 1999
Mils Muliaina Wing 4 68–6  Canada 17 October 2003
Sitiveni Sivivatu Wing 4 91–0  Fiji 10 June 2005
Zac Guildford Wing 4 79–15  Canada 2 October 2011

Current as of New Zealand vs Australia, 15 August 2015. Statistics include officially capped matches only. Current All Blacks are indicated in bold type [5]

Most matches as captain[edit]

# Player Span Caps Total caps Win %
1. Richie McCaw 2004– 105 142 89.57%
2. Sean Fitzpatrick 1992–1997 51 92 76.47%
3. Wilson Whineray 1958–1965 30 32 73.33%
4. Reuben Thorne 2002–2007 23 50 86.95%
5. Taine Randell 1998–2002 22 51 54.55%
6. Tana Umaga 2004–2005 21 74 85.71%
7. Graham Mourie 1977–1982 19 21 78.94%
8. Brian Lochore 1966–1970 18 25 83.33%
9. Andy Dalton 1981–1985 17 35 88.23%
10. Gary Whetton 1990–1991 15 58 80.00%

Current as of New Zealand vs Australia, 15 August 2015. Statistics include officially capped matches only. Current All Blacks are indicated in bold type [6]

Youngest players[edit]

# Player Age DOB Debut Opposition
1. Jonah Lomu 19 years 45 days 12 May 1975 26 June 1994  France
2. Edgar Wrigley 19 years 79 days 15 June 1886 2 September 1905  Australia
3. Pat Walsh 19 years 106 days 6 May 1936 20 August 1955  Australia
4. John Kirwan 19 years 183 days 16 December 1964 16 June 1984  France
5. George Nepia 19 years 190 days 25 April 1905 1 November 1924  Ireland
6. Billy Mitchell 19 years 211 days 28 November 1890 27 June 1910  Australia
7. William Francis 19 years 221 days 4 February 1894 13 September 1913  Australia
8. James Baird 19 years 270 days 17 December 1893 13 September 1913  Australia
9. Neil Wolfe 19 years 275 days 20 October 1941 22 July 1961  France
10. Geoffrey Hines 19 years 276 days 10 October 1960 12 July 1980  Australia

Current as of New Zealand vs Australia, 15 August 2015. Statistics include officially capped matches only. Current All Blacks are indicated in bold type. [7]

Oldest players[edit]

# Player Age DOB Last Match Opposition
1. Ned Hughes 40 years 123 days 26 April 1881 27 August 1921  South Africa
2. Brad Thorn 36 years 262 days 3 February 1975 23 October 2011  France
5. Keven Mealamu 36 years 148 days 20 March 1979 15 August 2015  Australia
3. Frank Bunce 35 years 305 days 4 February 1962 6 December 1997  England
4. John Ashworth 35 years 287 days 15 September 1949 29 June 1985  Australia
6. Richard Loe 35 years 226 days 6 April 1960 18 November 1995  France
7. Tane Norton 35 years 136 days 30 March 1942 13 August 1977 British and Irish Lions
8. Andrew Hore 35 years 72 days 13 September 1978 24 November 2013  Ireland
Colin Meads 35 years 72 days 3 June 1936 14 August 1971 British and Irish Lions
10. Charles Sonntag 35 years 51 days 6 June 1894 27 July 1929  France

Current as of New Zealand vs Australia, 15 August 2015. Statistics include officially capped matches only. Current All Blacks are indicated in bold type [8]

References[edit]

Media related to All Blacks at Wikimedia Commons