All Blacks hunt 17 winning streak record

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:16
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: New Zealand could equal the top-tier rugby nations' world record of 17 consecutive victories that they share with South Africa if they beat the Springboks in Durban on Saturday.

The Test between the two sides does not have much impact on the Rugby Championship title, given the All Blacks have already won the title last week with their victory over Argentina in Buenos Aires.

However, the pursuit of that illustrious 17 consecutive Test victories record should ensure a highly intense match.

The All Blacks created the record between 1965 and 1969, and equalled it between 2013 and 2014, while South Africa won 17 consecutive internationals between 1997 and 1998.  

Whether they play home or away, the group of 2016 have proven themselves to be the best and will want to continue on that path. They first win occurred in Auckland on August 15 against Australia.

List of All Blacks wins:


August 15: Auckland, Australia; 41-13   
September 20: London, Argentina; 26-16
September 24: London, Namibia; 58-14
October 2: Cardiff, Georgia; 43-10
October 9: Newcastle, Tonga; 47-9
October 17: Cardiff, France; 62-13
October 24: London, South Africa; 20-18
October 31: London, Australia; 34-17


June 11: Auckland, Wales; 39-21
June 18: Wellington, Wales; 36-22
June 25: Dunedin, Wales; 46-6
August 20: Sydney, Australia; 42-8
August 27: Wellington, Australia; 29-9
September 10: Hamilton, Argentina; 57-22
September 17: Christchurch, South Africa; 41-13
October 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina; 36-17

Source: Agence France-Presse