Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby player Ma'a Nonu of New Zealand runs to score a try during their Rugby World Cup final match against Australia at Twickenham in London, Britain, October 31, 2015. Press Release. Since October 2003, when World Rugby introduced a rankings system, the All Blacks have held the number one position for over 80% of the time.

Der Verband repräsentierte zunächst sieben Provinzen. Click on "Honours" to see all the categories. Friday 27 Sep 2019 Japan shines as host in spectacular and record-breaking RWC 2019 opening week. The side also claimed World Rugby’s Team of the Year title on seven consecutive occasions from 2010-2016. NEW: All the 2019 Rugby Awards have been updated. Keep watching until your team appears.

From 2009 to December 2018, the All Blacks held the number one position in the World Rugby rankings. He led his England national team to victory in the World Cup in 2003. Gifted New Zealand rugby player Tyler Bleyendaal has been forced to retire early with a neck injury.

Hooker is one of eight New Zealand players at Rugby World Cup 2019 with relatives who have played for the team.

NEW: I've finally been able to start on inputting 1975 information. Nonu, who turns 38 on Thursday, was painted early on as selfish and one-dimensional, a player more concerned with style than substance for daring to wear eyeliner and dying his dreadlocks blonde. 1888 und 1889 waren die New Zealand Natives, eine von Privatleuten gesponserte, inoffizielle und fast ausschließlich aus Maori zusammengesetzte Mannschaft, die erste Auswahl aus einer britischen Kolonie, die in Großbritannien Spiele austrug. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) is the governing body of rugby union in New Zealand.It was founded in 1892 as the New Zealand Rugby Football Union (NZRFU), 12 years after the first provincial unions in New Zealand.In 1949 it became an affiliate to the International Rugby Football Board, now known as World Rugby, the governing body of rugby union for the world. The site to date has cost over $80k and all financed by myself as a passionate rugby follower (& ex player, referee & administrator). Top 10 Greatest Rugby Players of All Time English former rugby union player Martin Johnson is regarded as one of the greatest locks in the history of rugby. 1892 erfolgte die Gründung der New Zealand Rugby Football Union (NZRFU).