Rugby Facts New Zealand is a book of rugby facts and figures covering everything from international Secondary School rugby through to Age group, Universities, Provincial and Super 12 to the All Blacks. From the first game ever played in New Zealand in 1870 to the present day. In this time the All Blacks have played a total of 1100 matches for 925 victories, 140 defeats and 35 draws. Geoff Miller brings together information on all areas of New Zealand rugby from the 1888 Native Team (so named because it was initially to be comprised of players of Maori descent, but ended up including four European players born in New Zealand) to the New Zealand Maori team of today to the Black Ferns and Women?s NPC, Ranfurly Shield Rugby and our world champion Sevens. ?Which international teams has Auckland beaten? ?Who has scored the most tries for West Coast? ?What different international interprovincial competitions led to our present Super 12? ?What was unique about the 1927 Ranfurly Shield battle of Solway? ?Why did it take eight or nine months for confirmation of a try being scored in an Otago / Canterbury game in 1896?
Rugby Facts New Zealand provides the answers to all of these questions as well as presenting thousands of other facts and figures about our national game.