The All Blacks are New Zealand’s premier national rugby team and have rated amongst the best in the world for well over 130 years. Their name and distinctive all-black playing strip are well known to both rugby and non-rugby fans worldwide.

Within New Zealand, the All Blacks are one of the country’s strongest and best-loved sports teams. The team’s continued success is a great source of national pride and selections and matches are enthusiastically debated and recalled in clubs, workplaces and homes.