RUGBY UNION - England recorded a resounding 38-21 victory over world champions New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, 1 December. The All Blacks had suffered only one Test defeat by a greater margin, their 28-7 defeat at Australia on 28 August 1999. England’s triumph also ended a 20-match unbeaten streak by the All Blacks, a run that had started in September 2011.
RUGBY UNION - New Zealand’s national rugby team will take on Australia in Brisbane this Saturday, looking for their 17th successive Test victory. That would equal the record for a top tier nation held by New Zealand themselves (1965-1969) and South Africa (1997-1988). The world record by any nation is 18 by Lithuania (2006-2010).
RUGBY UNION - Matchday 5 of the 2012 The Rugby Championship is upon us and the All Blacks of New Zealand are looking to secure the trophy as they visit Argentina. Elsewhere in South Africa, two unfamiliar fly-halves will square off. Click Read More for key facts on each match.
RUGBY UNION - The All Blacks will take on South Africa in The Rugby Championship this Saturday and Richie McCaw looks set to lead his team for the 32nd time in the tournament that was previously the Tri Nations. Click Read More to find out the leading players in terms of captaincy
RUGBY UNION - When little Dan Carter started kicking practice, his initial aim was to kick the ball over his parental house. A few shattered windows later, his father decided to build him a proper practice pitch. And the rest is more or less (All Blacks) history. Carter’s 1,250 points in Test matches are an all-time record in international rugby. Since Carter is still active you will not find him on the Infostrada Sports Wall Of Fame, but you will certainly find him among future candidates to be enshrined.
Shares birthday with: Zhou Enlai, Rex Harrison, Eva Mendes