New Zealand's blackest days
New Zealand’s heaviest defeats are a good indicator of just how successful they are as a rugby nation (as is Richie McCaw’s phenomenal 102 victories in 116 Test matches). Saturday’s surprising result at Twickenham ranks joint second for losing margins by the All Blacks, with Australia and South Africa responsible for the other defeats.
The 43 points racked up by France at the 1999 World Cup, while astonishing, don’t count as Taine Randell’s side got 31 of their own.
New Zealand’s blackest days:
1999 Australia 28 New Zealand 7
1928 South Africa 17New Zealand 0
2012 England 38 New Zealand 21