10 unique All Blacks facts

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1: Dominic Bird is the tallest All Black of all time at 2.06 metres tall – that’s just under 6 foot 8 in old change.


2: There have been 47 sets of brothers to play for the All Blacks, with the Evans brothers the latest to join the list when Gareth Evans made his debut against Japan in November 2018, nine years after his brother Bryn wore the black jersey.

3: Neemia Tialata is the heaviest player to have played for the All Blacks at 136 kilograms (300lbs). Karl Tu’inukuafe is the second heaviest All Black at 135kg.


4: The oldest player to play a Test for the All Blacks is Ned Hughes who was 40 years and 123 days old when he played his final Test against South Africa in 1921.

5: At just 1.60 metres tall (5 foot 2) Alan ‘Ponty’ Reid is the shortest player to ever play for the All Blacks.

6: The All Blacks have scored more than 100 points on five occasions in a Test match. The first time the All Blacks broke the 100 point barrier was in beating Japan 145-17 in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The most recent was in defeating Samoa 101-14 in 2008.

7: At 58.93 kilograms (129 pounds), Merv Corner, Harry Nicholls and Alan Reid are recognised as the lightest players to ever play for the All Blacks.

8: There have been 19 fathers and sons to have represented the All Blacks. The most recent was Richard Perry (1980) and Tim Perry (2017).

9: In their history, the All Blacks have selected players born in 13 countries outside of New Zealand. Those countries are: American Samoa, Australia, England, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaya, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa and Tonga.

10: The All Blacks have played Test matches on every day of the week with the most played on a Saturday (531) and the least played on a Tuesday (1).

Head to www.stats.allblacks.com for more facts and stats about the All Blacks.


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