New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup

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Map of nations' best results, excluding nations which participated unsuccessfully in qualifying tournaments

The New Zealand men's national rugby union team, known as the All Blacks, have played 50 matches in the eight Rugby World Cup tournaments from 1987 to 2015. They won the 1987, 2011 and 2015 tournaments. They are the only team never to have lost a pool match and to have always qualified in first place from every group. Their worst performance was in 2007, when they lost a quarter-final to France; they have made it to at least the semi-finals at all the other tournaments.

New Zealand hosted the inaugural tournament in 1987 with Australia as a co-host. New Zealand was the sole host of the 2011 tournament.

Results by tournament[edit]

Year Hosts New Zealand result Head coaches
1987 New Zealand and Australia Champions Brian Lochore
1991 England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales Third place Alex Wyllie and John Hart
1995 South Africa Runners-up Laurie Mains
1999 Wales Fourth place John Hart
2003 Australia Third place John Mitchell
2007 France Quarter-finals Graham Henry
2011 New Zealand Champions Graham Henry
2015 England Champions Steve Hansen

1987 Rugby World Cup[edit]

1987-05-22
New Zealand  70 – 6  Italy
Tries: Kirwan (2), Kirk (2), Green (2), Penalty Try, Jones, Taylor, McDowell, Stanley, Whetton
Con: Fox (8)
Pen: Fox (2)
Pen: Collodo
Drop: Collodo
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Bob Fordham Australia

1987-05-27
New Zealand  74 – 13  Fiji
Tries: Gallagher (4), Green (4), Kirk, Kirwan, Penalty Try, Whetton
Con: Fox (10)
Pen: Fox (2)
Tries: Cama
Pen: Koroduadua (3)
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Derek Bevan Wales

1987-06-01
New Zealand  46 – 15  Argentina
Tries: Kirk, Brooke, Stanley, Earl, Crowley, Whetton
Con: Fox (2)
Pen: Fox (6)
Tries: Lanza
Con: Porta
Pen: Porta (3)
Athletic Park, Wellington
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Roger Quittenton England

Knockout stage[edit]

1987-06-06
New Zealand  30 – 3  Scotland
Tries: Whetton, Gallagher
Con: Fox (2)
Pen: Fox (6)
Pen: Hastings
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: David Burnett Republic of Ireland

1987-06-14
New Zealand  49 – 6  Wales
Tries: Kirwan (2), Shelford (2), Drake, Whetton, Stanley, Brooke-Cowden
Con: Fox (7)
Pen: Fox
Tries: Devereux
Con: Thorburn
Ballymore, Brisbane
Attendance: 22,576
Referee: Kerry Fitzgerald Australia

20 June 1987
New Zealand  29–9  France
Tries: Michael Jones, David Kirk, John Kirwan
Cons: Grant Fox
Pens: Grant Fox (4)
Drops: Grant Fox
Tries: Pierre Berbizier
Cons: Didier Camberabero
Pens: Didier Camberabero
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Kerry Fitzgerald Australia

1991 Rugby World Cup[edit]

1991-10-03
England  12 – 18  New Zealand
Pen: Webb (3)
Drop: Andrew
Tries: Jones
Con: Fox
Pen: Fox (4)
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Jim Fleming Scotland

1991-10-08
New Zealand  46 – 6  United States
Tries: Wright (3), Earl, Purvis, Timu, Tuigamala, Innes
Con: Preston (4)
Pen: Preston (2)
Pen: Williams (2)
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Efraim Sklar Argentina

1991-10-13
Italy  21 – 31  New Zealand
Tries: Cuttitta, Bonomi
Con: Dominguez (2)
Pen: Dominguez (3)
Tries: Brooke, Innes, Tuigamala, Hewett
Con: Fox (3)
Pen: Fox (3)
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 16,800
Referee: Kerry Fitzgerald Australia

Knockout stage[edit]

1991-10-20
Canada  13 – 29  New Zealand
Tries: Tynan, Charron
Con: Rees
Pen: Wyatt
Tries: Timu (2), McCahill, Brooke, Kirwan
Con: Fox (3)
Pen: Fox

1991-10-27
Australia  16 – 6  New Zealand
Tries: Campese, Horan
Con: Lynagh
Pen: Lynagh (2)
Pen: Fox (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: Jim Fleming Scotland

1991-10-30
New Zealand  13 – 6  Scotland
Tries: Little
Pen: Preston (3)
Pen: G. Hastings (2)

1995 Rugby World Cup[edit]

1995-05-27
Ireland  19 – 43  New Zealand
Tries: David Corkery, Denis McBride, Gary Halpin
Con: Eric Elwood (2)
Tries: Jonah Lomu (2), Josh Kronfeld, Frank Bunce, Glen Osborne
Con: Andrew Mehrtens (3)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (4)
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Attendance: 38 000
Referee: Wayne Erickson Australia

1995-05-31
New Zealand  34 – 9  Wales
Tries: Marc Ellis, Walter Little, Josh Kronfeld
Con: Andrew Mehrtens (2)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (4)
Drop: Andrew Mehrtens
Pen: Neil Jenkins (2)
Drop: Neil Jenkins
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Attendance: 38 000
Referee: Ed Morrison England

1995-06-04
Japan  17 – 145  New Zealand
Tries: Hiroyuki Kajihara (2)
Con: Keiji Hirose (2)
Pen: Keiji Hirose
Tries: Marc Ellis (6), Eric Rush (3), Jeff Wilson (3), Robin Brooke (2), Glen Osborne (2), Richard Loe, Simon Culhane, Paul Henderson, Craig Dowd, Alama Ieremia
Con: Simon Culhane (20)
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 17 000
Referee: George Gadjovic Canada

Knockout stage[edit]

1995-06-11
New Zealand  48 – 30  Scotland
Tries: Walter Little (2), Jonah Lomu, Andrew Mehrtens, Frank Bunce, Sean Fitzpatrick
Con: Andrew Mehrtens (6)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (2)
Tries: Doddie Weir (2), Scott Hastings
Con: Gavin Hastings (3)
Pen: Gavin Hastings (3)
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Attendance: 20 000
Referee: Derek Bevan Wales

1995-06-18
England  29 – 45  New Zealand
Tries: Will Carling (2), Rory Underwood
Con: Rob Andrew (3)
Pen: Rob Andrew
Tries: Jonah Lomu (4), Josh Kronfeld, Graeme Bachop
Con: Andrew Mehrtens (3)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens
Drop: Zinzan Brooke, Andrew Mehrtens
Newlands, Cape Town
Attendance: 50 000
Referee: Stephen Hilditch (Ireland)
1995-06-24
South Africa  15 – 12
(a.e.t)
 New Zealand
Pen: Joel Stransky (3)
Drop: Joel Stransky (2)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (3)
Drop: Andrew Mehrtens
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Attendance: 65 000 (capacity)
Referee: Ed Morrison England

1999 Rugby World Cup[edit]

1999-10-03
New Zealand  45 – 9  Tonga
Tries: Jonah Lomu (2), Byron Kelleher, Norm Maxwell, Josh Kronfeld
Con: Andrew Mehrtens (4)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (4)
Pen: Siua Taumalolo (3)
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Derek Bevan Wales

1999-10-09
England  16 – 30  New Zealand
Tries: Phil de Glanville
Con: Jonny Wilkinson
Pen: Jonny Wilkinson (3)
Tries: Byron Kelleher, Jeff Wilson, Jonah Lomu
Con: Andrew Mehrtens (3)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (3)
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 74,600
Referee: Peter Marshall Australia

1999-10-14
New Zealand  101 – 3  Italy
Tries: Jeff Wilson (3), Glen Osborne (2), Jonah Lomu (2), Taine Randell, Tony Brown, Christian Cullen, Mark Hammett, Daryl Gibson, Scott Robertson, Dylan Mika
Con: Tony Brown (11)
Pen: Tony Brown (3)
Pen: Diego Dominguez
McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 22,032
Referee: Jim Fleming Scotland

Knockout stage[edit]

1999-10-24
New Zealand  30 – 18  Scotland
Tries: Tana Umaga (2)
Jeff Wilson, Jonah Lomu
Con: Andrew Mehrtens (2)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (2)
Tries: Cameron Murray, Budge Pountney
Con: Kenny Logan
Pen: Kenny Logan
Drop: Gregor Townsend
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,529
Referee: Ed Morrison England

1999-10-31
New Zealand  31 – 43  France
Tries: Jonah Lomu (2), Jeff Wilson
Con: Andrew Mehrtens (2)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (4)
Tries:Christophe Lamaison, Christophe Dominici, Richard Dourthe, Philippe Bernat-Salles
Con: Christophe Lamaison (4)
Pen: Christophe Lamaison (3)
Drop: Christophe Lamaison (2)
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Jim Flemming Scotland

1999-11-04
South Africa  22 – 18  New Zealand
Tries: Breyton Paulse
Con: Henry Honiball
Pen: Henry Honiball (3)
Drop goals: Percy Montgomery (2)
Pen: Andrew Mehrtens (6)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Peter Marshall Australia

2003 Rugby World Cup[edit]

2003-10-11
New Zealand  70 – 7  Italy
Tries: B. Thorn, R. Thorne, Howlett (2), Spencer (2), Rokocoko (2), Marshall, Carter, MacDonald
Con: Carter (6)
Pen: Spencer
Tries: Phillips
Con: Peens
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 41,715
Referee: Andrew Cole Australia

2003-10-17
New Zealand  68 – 6  Canada
Tries: Ralph (2), So'oialo (2), Muliaina (4), Meeuws, Nonu
Con: Carter (9)
Pen: Barker (2)
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 38,899
Referee: Tony Spreadbury England

2003-10-24
New Zealand  91 – 7  Tonga
Tries: Braid, Carter, Flynn, Ralph (2), Spencer, Meeuws, Penalty try, Muliaina (2), MacDonald, Howlett (2)
Con: MacDonald (12), Spencer
Tries: Hola
Con: Tu'ipulotu
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 47,588
Referee: Pablo De Luca Argentina

2003-11-02
New Zealand  53 – 37  Wales
Tries: Rokocoko (2), MacDonald, Williams, Howlett (2), Spencer, Mauger
Con: MacDonald (5)
Pen: MacDonald
Tries: Taylor, Parker, Charvis, S. Williams
Con: S. Jones (4)
Pen: S. Jones (3)
Telstra Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 80,012
Referee: André Watson South Africa

Knockout stage[edit]

2003-11-08
New Zealand  29 – 9  South Africa
Tries: MacDonald 16' c
Mealamu 59' m
Rokocoko 72' m
Con: MacDonald
Pen: MacDonald (3)
Drop: Mauger 45'
Pen: Hougaard (3)
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 40,734
Referee: Tony Spreadbury England

2003-11-15
New Zealand  10 – 22  Australia
Try: Thorne 35' c
Con: MacDonald
Pen: MacDonald
Try: Mortlock 9' c
Con: Flatley
Pen: Flatley (5)
Telstra Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 82,444
Referee: Chris White England

2003-11-20
New Zealand  40 – 13  France
Tries: Jack 12' c
Howlett 20' c
Rokocoko 51' c
Thorn 54' c
Muliaina 58' c
Holah m
Con: MacDonald
Carter (4)
Try: Elhorga 42' c
Con: Yachvili
Pen: Yachvili
Drop: Yachvili
Telstra Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 62,712
Referee: Chris White England

2007 Rugby World Cup[edit]

2007-09-08
13:45
New Zealand  76 – 14  Italy
Tries: McCaw (2) 2' c, 7' c
Howlett (3) 12' c, 56' c, 59' m
Muliaina 15' c
Sivivatu (2) 18' c, 29' m
Jack 50' c
Collins (2) 68' c, 70' c
Con: Carter (7/9)
McAlister (2/2)
Pen: Carter (1/1)
(Report) Tries: Stanojevic 38' c
Mi. Bergamasco 71' c
Con: Bortolussi (1/1)
de Marigny (1/1)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 58,612
Referee: Wayne Barnes England

2007-09-15
13:00
New Zealand  108 – 13  Portugal
Tries: Rokocoko (2) 3' m, 12' c
Toeava 25' c
Williams 28' c
Mauger (2) 30' c, 66' c
Collins 32' c
Masoe 34' m
Hore 40' c
Leonard 50' c
Evans 59' c
Ellis 61' c
MacDonald 69' c
Smith (2) 72' c, 79' c
Hayman 76' c
Con: Evans (14/16)
(Report) Try: Cordeiro 48' c
Con: D. Pinto (1/1)
Pen: D. Pinto (1/1) 75'
Drop: Gonçalo Malheiro (1/2) 22'
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 40,729
Referee: Chris White England

2007-09-23
17:00
Scotland  0 – 40  New Zealand
(Report) Tries: McCaw 5' c
Howlett (2) 15' c, 74' c
Kelleher 33' c
Williams 62' c
Carter 65' c
Con: Carter (2/5)
Pen: Carter (2/3) 26', 43'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 64,558
Referee: Marius Jonker South Africa

2007-09-29
13:00
New Zealand  85 – 8  Romania
Tries: Sivivatu (2) 1' m, 24' c
Masoe 10' c
Rokocoko (3) 15' c, 58' c, 66' c
Evans 18' m
Mauger 37' m
Toeava (2) 47' c, 80+' c
Hore 64' c
Smith 75' c
Howlett 79' c
Con: McAlister (4/7)
Evans (6/6)
(Report) Try: Tincu 31' m
Pen: Vlaicu 72'
Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 35,608
Referee: Joël Jutge France

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarterfinal

2007-10-06
21:00
New Zealand  18 – 20  France
Tries: McAlister 17' c
So'oialo 63' m
Con: Carter (1/1)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 14', 31'
(Report) Tries: Dusautoir 54' c
Jauzion 69' c
Con: Beauxis (1/1)
Élissalde (1/1)
Pen: Beauxis (2/3) 40+', 46'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 71,669
Referee: Wayne Barnes England

2011 Rugby World Cup[edit]

2011-09-09
21:00
New Zealand  41 – 10  Tonga
Tries: Dagg 10', 22'
Kahui 19', 33'
Kaino 58'
Nonu 74'
Con: Carter (3/5)
Slade (1/1)
Pen: Carter (1/1) 4'
(Report) Tries: Taumalolo 73' c
Con: Morath (1/1)
Pen: Morath (1/1) 40+'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: George Clancy Republic of Ireland

2011-09-16
20:00
New Zealand  83 – 7  Japan
Tries: Smith 4',
Kahui 16', 45'
Kaino 21'
Mealamu 30'
Ellis 34'
Slade 36'
Con: Slade (9/13)
(Report) Tries: Onozawa 58' c
Con: M. Williams (1/1)
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 30,484
Referee: Nigel Owens Wales

2011-09-24
20:30
New Zealand  37 – 17  France
Tries: Thomson 10',
Jane 17',
Dagg (2) 21', 41'
Williams 77'
Con: Carter (3/5) 18', 21', 42'
Pen: Carter (1/1) 47' Drop: Carter
(Report) Tries: Mermoz 54',
Trinh-Duc 75'


Con: Yachvili (2/2) 55', 75'
Pen: Yachvili (1/1) 39'

Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Allain Rolland Republic of Ireland

2011-10-02
15:30
New Zealand  79 – 15  Canada
Tries: Guildford (4) 7', 24', 35', 76',
Vito (2) 11', 80',
Dagg 20',
Muliaina 29',
Cowan 44',
Kaino (2) 51', 67',
Williams 59'
Con: Slade (4) 8', 30', 45', 52'
Weepu (4) 61', 68', 78', 80'
Pen: Slade (1/1) 15'
(Report) Tries: Trainor (2) 40', 42'
Pen: Monro (1/1) 2'
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Romain Poite France

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarterfinal

2011-10-09
20:30
New Zealand  33 – 10  Argentina
Tries: Read 10', 22'
Thorn 77',
Con: Weepu (1/2) 77'

Pen: Weepu (7/8) 13', 26',

36', 40', 50', 59', 73'

(Report) Tries: Cabello 31' c
Con: Contepomi (1/1)
Pen: Bosch (1/1) 46'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Nigel Owens Wales

Semifinal

2011-10-16
20:30
New Zealand  20 – 6  Australia
Tries: Nonu
Pen: Weepu
Drop: Cruden
(Report) Pen: O'Connor
Drop: Cooper

Final

2011-10-23
20:30
New Zealand  8 – 7  France
Tries: Woodcock
Pen: Donald
(Report) Tries: Dusautoir
Con: Trinh-Duc

2015 Rugby World Cup[edit]

2015-09-20
16:45
New Zealand  26 – 16  Argentina
Tries: A. Smith 57' c
Cane 67' c
Con: Carter (2/2) 58', 67'
Pen: Carter (4/4) 5', 11', 19', 40'
(Report) Tries: Petti Pagadizábal 21' c
Con: Sánchez (1/1) 23'
Pen: Sánchez (3/3) 30', 38', 43'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 89,019
Referee: Wayne Barnes England

2015-09-24
20:00
New Zealand  58 – 14  Namibia
Tries: Vito 6' c
Milner-Skudder (2) 10' m, 40' m
Fekitoa 21' c
Barrett 31' c
Savea (2) 47' c, 75' m
Smith 61' m
Taylor 79' c
Con: Barrett (4/8) 7', 21', 32', 80'
Slade (1/1) 48'
Pen: Barrett (1/1) 5'
(Report) Tries: Deysel 51' m
Con: Kotzé (0/1)
Pen: Kotzé (3/3) 14', 23', 44'
Olympic Stadium, London
Attendance: 51,820
Referee: Romain Poite France

2015-10-02
20:00
New Zealand  43 – 10  Georgia
Tries: Naholo 2' c
Savea (3) 8' m, 17' m, 74' c
Coles 22' m
Read 52' c
Fekitoa 77' c
Con: Carter (4/7) 3', 53', 75', 78'
(Report) Tries: Tsiklauri 5' c
Con: Malaghuradze (1/1) 6'
Pen: Malaghuradze (1/1) 12'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 69,187
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère France

2015-10-09
20:00
New Zealand  47 – 9  Tonga
Tries: B. Smith 13' c
Woodcock 31' c
Milner-Skudder (2) 52' c, 58' c
Williams 66' c
Cane 70' c
Nonu 76' m
Con: Carter (6/7) 15', 32', 54', 59', 66', 72'
(Report) Pen: Morath (3/3) 26', 49', 57'
St. James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 50,985
Referee: John Lacey Republic of Ireland

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarterfinal

2015-10-17
20:00
New Zealand  62 – 13  France
Tries: Retallick 11' c
Milner-Skudder 23' c
Savea (3) 29' c, 38' m, 59' c
Kaino 50' m
Read 64' c
Kerr-Barlow (2) 68' c, 71' c
Con: Carter (7/9) 12', 25', 31', 60', 65', 68', 72'
Pen: Carter (1/1) 7'
(Report) Tries: Picamoles 36' c
Con: Parra (1/1) 37'
Pen: Spedding (1/1) 9'
Parra (1/2) 15'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 71,619
Referee: Nigel Owens Wales

Semifinal

2015-10-24
16:00
South Africa  18 – 20  New Zealand
Pen: Pollard (5/5) 3', 11', 21', 39', 58'
Lambie (1/1) 69'
(Report) Tries: Kaino 6' c
Barrett 52' c
Con: Carter (2/2) 9', 53'
Pen: Carter (1/2) 60'
Drop: Carter 46'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 80,090
Referee: Jérôme Garcès France

Final

2015-10-31
16:00
New Zealand  34 – 17  Australia
Tries: Milner-Skudder 39' c
Nonu 42' m
Barrett 79' c
Con: Carter (2/3) 40', 80'
Pen: Carter (4/4) 8', 27', 36', 75'
Drop: Carter 70'
(Report) Tries: Pocock 53' c
Kuridrani 64' c
Con: Foley (2/2) 54', 65'
Pen: Foley (1/1) 14'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 80,125
Referee: Nigel Owens Wales

Overall record[edit]

Overall record against all nations in the World Cup:[1]

Country Played Wins Draws Losses For Against +/- Winning percent
 Italy 5 5 - - 348 51 +297 100
 Scotland 5 5 - - 161 57 +104 100
 Tonga 4 4 - - 224 35 +189 100
 Canada 3 3 - - 176 34 +142 100
 Wales 3 3 - - 136 52 +84 100
 Argentina 3 3 - - 105 41 +64 100
 England 3 3 - - 93 57 +36 100
 Japan 2 2 - - 228 24 +204 100
 Portugal 1 1 - - 108 13 +95 100
 Romania 1 1 - - 85 8 +77 100
 Fiji 1 1 - - 74 13 +61 100
 Namibia 1 1 - - 58 14 +44 100
 United States 1 1 - - 46 6 +40 100
 Georgia 1 1 - - 43 10 +33 100
 Ireland 1 1 - - 43 19 +24 100
 France 7 5 - 2 225 122 +103 71
 South Africa 4 2 - 2 79 64 +15 50
 Australia 4 2 - 2 70 61 +9 50
Total 50 44 - 6 2302 681 +1621 88.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup". allblacks.com. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

External links[edit]