All Blacks: Breaking down the 30-win home streak

By Cameron McMillan

The All Blacks won their 30th straight home game on Saturday night, equalling their own record set between 2003 and 2008. Cameron McMillan breaks down the victorious march.

Sequence to savour

* The All Blacks' last defeat on home soil was against South Africa in Hamilton 2009 when the Springboks won 32-29. Back then I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas was the number one song, The Hangover was a big hit at the box office and Ardie Savea was a 15-year-old playing for the Rongotai College First XV.

* Of the 30 straight victories the closest win was the 8-7 victory over France in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final. Only two other teams have got within single figures of the All Blacks during the streak with Australia's eight-point defeat on Saturday the third closest. Ireland also got within three points in Christchurch last season.

* The 30 tests include seven against Australia and five against South Africa and France.

Top 10 nations that don't feature include England, who tour next year, Scotland and Samoa.

* 11 of the victories were played at Eden Park where the All Blacks haven't lost since July 3, 1994 - a 32-match unbeaten streak.

* The most points conceded by the All Blacks during the streak is the 33 scored by Australia on Saturday. The next best is Ireland who lost 66-28 in New Plymouth in 2010.

* The 30-test run began with a win over Australia in the final game of the 2009 Tri-Nations, played at Westpac Stadium. The All Blacks cruised to victory 33-6. Names in the All Blacks side that day include Isaia Toeava, Joe Rokocoko, Jimmy Cowan, Aled de Malmanche, Jason Eaton and Tom Donnelly on debut. Current All Blacks include Ma'a Nonu, Dan Carter, Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Richie McCaw and Kieran Read.

* The All Blacks next play on home soil against England in a three - test series next year. The All Blacks haven't lost to England on home soil since 2003.

* Over the same span (Sep 14, 2009 - Oct 20, 2013) - South Africa have lost five times on home soil, England have lost eight tests and Australia have lost 10.

* During the same timeframe the All Blacks have played 26 tests away or on neutral soil and have lost just four.

* Going further back, the All Blacks have lost just three tests on home soil in 64 tests played in the past decade.

The streak

1 - All Blacks 33 Australia 6, Wellington, Sep 19, 2009
2 - All Blacks 66 Ireland 28, New Plymouth, June 12, 2010
3 - All Blacks 42 Wales 9, Dunedin, June 19, 2010
4 - All Blacks 29 Wales 10, Hamilton, June 26, 2010
5 - All Blacks 32 South Africa 12, Auckland, Jul 10, 2010
6 - All Blacks 31 South Africa 17, Wellington, Jul 17, 2010
7 - All Blacks 20 Australia 10, Christchurch, Aug 7, 2010
8 - All Blacks 60 Fiji 14, Dunedin, Jul 22, 2011
9 - All Blacks 40 South Africa 7, Wellington, Jul 30, 2011
10 - All Blacks 30 Australia 14, Auckland, Aug 6 , 2011
11 - All Blacks 41 Tonga 10, Auckland Sep 9, 2011
12 - All Blacks 83 Japan 7, Hamilton, Sep 16, 2011
13 - All Blacks 37 France 17, Auckland, Sep 24, 2011
14 - All Blacks 79 Canada 15, Wellington, Oct 2, 2011
15 - All Blacks 33 Argentina 10, Auckland, Oct 9, 2011
16 - All Blacks 20 Australia 6, Auckland, Oct 16, 2011
17 - All Blacks 8 France 7, Auckland, Oct 23 , 2011
18 - All Blacks 42 Ireland 10, Auckland, June 9, 2012
19 - All Blacks 22 Ireland 19, Christchurch, June 16, 2012
20 - All Blacks 60 Ireland 0, Hamilton, June 23, 2012
21 - All Blacks 22 Australia 0, Auckland, Aug 25, 2012
22 - All Blacks 21 Argentina 5, Wellington, Sep 8, 2012
23 - All Blacks 21 South Africa 11, Dunedin, Oct 15, 2012
24 - All Blacks 23 France 13, Auckland, June 8, 2013
25 - All Blacks 30 France 0, Christchurch, June 15, 2013
26 - All Blacks 24 France 9, New Plymouth, June 22, 2013
27 - All Blacks 27 Australia 16, Wellington, Aug 24, 2013
28 - All Blacks 28 Argentina 13, Hamilton, Sep 7, 2013
29 - All Blacks 29 South Africa 15, Auckland, Sep 14, 2013
30 - All Blacks 41 Australia 33, Dunedin, Oct 19, 2013.

- NZ Herald

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