About the Kiwis and RLWC

These figures are from 1954-2013 and do not include the RLWC2017

Honours

World Cup champions 2008

World Cup finalists 1988, 2000, 2013

World Cup semi-finalists 1995

World Cup summary

Games Played: 65

Games Won: 31

Games Lost: 31

Games Drawn: 3

Points Scored: 1,521

Points Conceded: 1,230

Biggest wins

84-10 v Cook Islands at Madejski Stadium, Reading, November 2, 2000 +74
64-0 v Lebanon at Kingsholm, Gloucester, October 29, 2000 +64
66-10 v Papua New Guinea at Carlaw Park, Auckland, July 5, 1992 +56
66-14 v Papua New Guinea at Carlaw Park, Auckland, July 10, 1988 +52
54-6 v France at The Jungle, Castleford, November 12, 2000 +48
48-0 v France at Parc des Sports, Avignon, November 2, 2013 +48
56-10 v Papua New Guinea at Headingley Carnegie, Leeds, November 9, 2013 +46
49-6 v England at Reebok Stadium, Bolton, November 18, 2000 +43
48-6 v Papua New Guinea at Skilled Park, Robina, November 1, 2008 +42
58-18 v Wales at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, November 5, 2000 +40

Biggest losses

47-11 v Australia at Central Park, Wigan, October 21, 1970 +36
53-19 v Great Britain at Stade du Hameau, Pau, November 4, 1972 +34
34-2 v Australia at Old Trafford, Manchester, December 1, 2013 +32
36-8 v Australia at Lang Park, Brisbane, June 1, 1975 +28
40-12 v Australia at Lang Park, Brisbane, July 31, 1991 +28
40-12 v Australia at Old Trafford, Manchester, November 25, 2000 +28

Most Tries Tries Years

Richie Blackmore 9 1988-92, 1995, 2000
Lesley Vainikolo 9 2000
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 8 2013
Richie Barnett 7 1995, 2000
Kevin Iro 6 1988-92, 1995
Willie Talau 6 2000

Most Tries in a Match

Manu Vatuvei, 4 v England at EnergyAustralia Stadium, November 8, 2008
Shane Horo, 3 v Papua New Guinea at Carlaw Park, Auckland, July 10, 1988
Kevin Iro, 3 v Papua New Guinea at Carlaw Park, Auckland, July 10, 1988
Dave Watson, 3 v France at Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne, December 3, 1989
Richie Blackmore, 3 v Papua New Guinea at Carlaw Park, Auckland, July 5, 1992
Lesley Vainikolo, 3 v Wales at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, November 5, 2000
Robbie Paul, 3, France at The Jungle, Castleford, November 12, 2000
Sonny Bill Williams, 3 v Papua New Guinea at Headingley Carnegie, Leeds, November 9, 2013

Most Points in a Match

Tasesa Lavea, 32 (2 tries, 12 goals) v Cook Islands at Madejski Stadium, Reading, November 2, 2000
Shaun Johnson, 24 (2 tries, 8 goals) v France at Parc des Sports, Avignon, November 2, 2013
Stacey Jones, 20 (2 tries, 6 goals) v Lebanon at Kingsholm, Gloucester, October 29, 2000
Chris Jordan, 19 (1 try, 8 goals) v France at Carlaw Park, Auckland, June 19, 1977
Peter Brown, 18 (9 goals) v Papua New Guinea at Carlaw Park, Auckland, July 10, 1988
Henry Paul, 17 (1 try, 8 goals, 1 field goal) v England at Reebok Stadium, Bolton, November 18, 2000
Manu Vatuvei, 16 (4 tries) v England at EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle, November 8, 2008
Shaun Johnson, 16 (8 goals) at Headingley Carnegie, Leeds, November 9, 2013

Coaches

1954 Jim Amos
1957 Bill ‘Snowy’ Telford
1960 Travers Hardwick
1968 Des Barchard
1970 Lory Blanchard
1972 Des Barchard
1975 George Menzies
1977 Ron Ackland
1985-88 Graham Lowe, Tony ‘Tank’ Gordon
1989-92 Tony ‘Tank’ Gordon, Bob Bailey, Howie Tamati
1995 Frank Endacott
2000 Frank Endacott
2008 Stephen Kearney
2013 Stephen Kearney

Source: David Middleton
League Information Services (2013)
Updated 2017

Most Kiwis Test Appearances

As at November 12, 2018
Ruben Wiki 55
Adam Blair 48
Stacey Jones 46
Gary Freeman 46
Stephen Kearney 45
Simon Mannering 45
Issac Luke 43
Thomas Leuluai 40
Nigel Vagana 38
Jock Butterfield36
Dane O’Hara 36
Nathan Cayless 36
Quentin Pongia 35
Sean Hoppe 35

Most points by a Kiwi

Current as at November 5, 2018
Shaun Johnson 215
Matthew Ridge 168
Stacey Jones 160
Daryl Halligan 137
Des White 132
Henry Paul 119
Olsen Filipaina 108
Benji Marshall 106
Jack Fagan 95
Kevin Iro 78

Most points in a Test series

Des White 36
Daryl Halligan 30
Jack Fagan 29
Daryl Halligan 28
Frano Botica 28
Don Ladner 28
Matthew Ridge 27

Most Consecutive Appearances

Gary Freeman 37
Dennis Williams 29
Duane Mann 27
Joe Vagana 25
Brent Todd 25
Maurice Brereton 24
Alister Atkinson 23
Sean Hoppe 23
Mel Cooke 22
Tony Kriletich 22
Bill McLennan 22

Most Tries

Nigel Vagana 19
Sean Hoppe 17
Hugh McGahan 16
Kevin Iro 16
Stacey Jones 16
Richard Blackmore 15
Tom Hadfield 15
Ruben Wiki 15
Philip Orchard 15
James Leuluai 14

Most appearances at a RLWC

This does not include RLWC2017
Gary Freeman 14
Dennis Williams 14
Tony Coll 13
Warren Collicoat 11
Kevin Iro 11
Phil Orchard 11
John Whittaker 11
Kurt Sorensen 11
Issac Luke 10
Simon Mannering 10
Nathan Cayless 10
Brent Todd 10

Most points at a RLWC

This does not include RLWC2017
Shaun Johnson 76
Matthew Ridge 55
Henry Paul 53
Warren Collicoat 44
Richie Blackmore 36
Peter Brown 36
Lesley Vainikolo 36
Tasesa Lavea 36
Manu Vatuvei 32
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 32

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