Author(s): Lorimer Kate
The All Blacks are one of the most recognisable and formidable teams on the world sporting stage. They are the record setters, the keepers of tradition, and the icons of the game of Rugby Union. They have been the benchmark for skill and execution ever since the oval shaped ball first arrived on New Zealand's shores, and are a team the rest of the world aspire to beat. Take a look back at their achievements across the past 30 years, recollect those memorable moments and marvel at the exploits of some of the legendary performances witnessed during period. From the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, when it was still an amateur game, through to their record-breaking exploits in 2016 at the height of their sporting professionalism, the All Blacks have enjoyed one of the greatest levels of consistency ever seen on the global sporting landscape.