The sporting week in numbers

Floyd Mayweather will be in action for a maximum of 36 minutes during his junior middleweight unification showdown with Canelo Alvarez on Sunday. Photo / AP.
Floyd Mayweather will be in action for a maximum of 36 minutes during his junior middleweight unification showdown with Canelo Alvarez on Sunday. Photo / AP.

The sporting week in numbers, compiled by APNZ

382 - With a win against the Springboks at Eden Park tomorrow night, the All Blacks will become the most successful test nation in rugby history. Last weekend's victory over Argentina equalled France's record of 382 wins but the All Blacks have achieved it in 504 matches compared to 695 for France.

76 - The All Blacks have history on their side in that quest, considering the Springboks are without a win at Eden Park for 76 years. They did manage to sneak a 14-all draw in 1994, the same year the All Blacks last lost to any opposition at the venue, which is good for a streak of 30 straight wins.

2 - The number of feet Ben Sigmund used to stomp on the United Arab Emirates' Ali Mabkhout during New Zealand's 2-0 loss in the OSN Cup final in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Sigmund today apologised for the brain explosion, which some pundits deemed the worst seen in an All Whites jersey.

2 - Also in the bad books was Counties coach Tana Umaga, whose Ranfurly Shield win on Saturday was overshadowed by the spray he gave referee Glen Jackson in a loss to Auckland on Wednesday. Umaga stormed Jackson's dressing room but was handed only a two-game suspended sentence by the NZRU.

41,500,000 - Floyd Mayweather will be in action for a maximum of 36 minutes during his junior middleweight unification showdown with Canelo Alvarez on Sunday. But that hasn't stopped him from living up to his nickname, with `Money' set to earn a guaranteed purse of US$41.5 million (NZ$51m).

3 - The America's Cup will again be New Zealand's Cup should Emirates Team New Zealand win just three more races over Oracle Team USA. With two more wins this morning, Team NZ need three victories while Oracle still require 10, meaning the cup could be wrapped up by Monday.

522,720 - It seems the New Zealand public have once again embraced the event, with more than half a million Kiwis tuning into coverage of the first two races on Sunday morning. The average audience of 522,720 viewers even edged the numbers for the All Blacks win over Argentina the previous night.

3 - It took three months and arrived by the antiquated fax machine, but Australian-born defender Andrew Durante has finally received clearance to play for the All Whites. Durante made his debut for New Zealand in March and Fifa launched disciplinary action in June, before eventually giving the okay.

11 - The Warriors will likely look back on this campaign with mixed emotions - proud over the strides they made after a disastrous start but regretful over lost opportunities. In the end, they finished in 11th on the NRL ladder, just two points outside the top eight and a couple of wins short of the finals.

50 - While it was an ugly win played on a sodden Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, that didn't stop Tom Brady in his chase of history. The New England Patriots quarterback threw for a touchdown for the 50th straight game in a 13-10 win over the New York Jets, leaving him four short of the all-time record.

- APNZ

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