Breaking down the All Blacks seven-year winning streak at home

The All Blacks have won 43 straight tests at home. Photo / Jason Oxenham
The All Blacks have won 43 straight tests at home. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Tuesday marked seven years since the All Blacks last lost a test at home, an impressive record that reached 43rd straight tests last weekend.

They take on the Springboks on Saturday in Christchurch, the last side to win on New Zealand soil.

We break down the winning streak.

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 and The Hangover was a big hit at the box office.

• Of the 43 straight victories the closest wins were the 8-7 victory over France in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final and the 28-27 victory over England in Dunedin in June 2014.

Only four other teams have got within single figures of the All Blacks during the streak.

• The 43 tests include 10 against Australia and six against South Africa. The only Top 10 nations that don't feature are Scotland and Fiji.

• 15 of the victories were played at Eden Park where the All Blacks haven't lost since July 3, 1994 - a 36-match unbeaten streak.

• The most points conceded by the All Blacks during the streak is the 33 scored by Australia in 2013. The next best is Ireland who lost 66-28 in New Plymouth in 2010.

• The 43-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 included Isaia Toeava, Joe Rokocoko, Jimmy Cowan, Aled de Malmanche, Jason Eaton and Tom Donnelly - on debut. Kieran Read is the only player from Saturday's match who also appeared in that test.

• The streak covers matches at nine different stadiums and seven cities, including the final test matches at Carisbrook and Lancaster Park.

• Read has played in 35 of the 43 tests.


Kieran Read, Owen Franks, Jimmy Cowan and Mils Muliaina after the All Blacks 32-29 defeat to South Africa in 2009 - their last loss on home soil. Photo / Sarah Ivey

• During the same timeframe the All Blacks have played 41 tests away or on neutral soil and have lost just six, including two draws.

• During the same timeframe, South Africa have lost eight times on home soil, England 13 defeats and Australia 15.

• Going further back, the All Blacks have lost just six tests of their last 100 tests on home soil, stretching back to 1999.

• The All Blacks have scored at least 28 points in 14 of their last 16 tests at home.

• The All Blacks have scored 184 tries in the 43 tests, an average of 4.2 tries a test. The average scoreline is 36-13.

Also...

• Steven Hansen's All Blacks now have a 14-test unbeaten run dating back to their last defeat to the Wallabies in Sydney last year. It is the fifth time since 2006 that the All Blacks have won at least 14-straight tests.

• Wyatt Crockett has a winning percentage of 97.05 for the All Blacks, having played in one defeat and a draw in his 51 test matches. Sam Cane (37 tests), TJ Perenara (22), Aaron Cruden (42), Tawera Kerr-Barlow (21) and Ryan Crotty (20), have all played at least 20 tests and experienced just one defeat each.

• Under Hansen the All Blacks have a 93.33% win-loss record with 55 wins in 60 matches, three defeats and two draws.

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.
31 - All Blacks 20 England 15, Auckland, June 7, 2014
32 - All Blacks 28 England 27, Dunedin, June 14, 2014
33 - All Blacks 36 England 13, Hamilton, June 21, 2014
34 - All Blacks 51 Australia 20, Auckland, Aug 23, 2014
35 - All Blacks 28 Argentina 9, Napier, Sep 6, 2014
36 - All Blacks 14 South Africa 10, Wellington, Sep 13, 2014
37 - All Blacks 39 Argentina 18, Christchurch, July 27, 2015
38 - All Blacks 41 Australia 13, Auckland, Aug 15, 2015
39 - All Blacks 39 Wales 21, Auckland, June 11, 2016
40 - All Blacks 36 Wales 22, Wellington, June 18, 2016
41 - All Blacks 46 Wales 6, Dunedin, June 25, 2016
42 - All Blacks 29 Australia 9, Wellington, Aug 27, 2016
43 - All Blacks 57 Argentina 22, Hamilton, Sep 10, 2016

- NZ Herald

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