Rugby World Cup 2011

Website charts NZ's RWC woe

2011-09-02 10:11

Wellington - New Zealand's inability to win the Rugby World Cup since it first hosted the tournament 24 years ago has become so notorious it has its own website.

The site - parodying the claim the All Blacks carry the "weight of a nation" into every world tournament - charts New Zealand's history of World Cup disappointments.

After posing the question "pressure, what pressure?" the website observes "time and again, New Zealand has clutched defeat from the jaws of victory with peerless dexterity. Despite all the enduring success of the All Blacks, our lack of cups has become a saucer of embarrassment."

The site points out the All Blacks have won 74 percent of matches over 106 years and have won more games, scored more tries and produced more points than any other team in World Cup history while winning the tournament only once, in 1987.

It offers for sale Wait of the Nation t-shirts, recommending they should be worn in a foetal position.


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