Tri-Nations

All Blacks close in on record

2010-07-14 09:07
Dan Carter (File)
Wellington - Barring a major reversal of fortune the All Blacks will become the most prolific point scorers in Test rugby history on Saturday.

According to the NZPA, New Zealand have been steadily gaining on France as the all-time leading scorers and now need just seven points in the Tri-Nations Test against South Africa in Wellington to climb to the top rung.

In 660 Tests, France have scored 11 792 points (average of 17.9) while the All Blacks have reached 11 786 in just 462 Tests (average of 25.5) .

Given the New Zealanders have racked up 169 points in the first four Tests of the year, the record is sure to fall and they should open up a clear lead before France next play, in November.

The All Blacks need just seven tries to overtake France's 1 561 in the all-time try scoring stakes and three conversions to be the first team to land 1 000 of them in Tests.
 
New Zealand and Argentina are the only leading nations to have landed more conversions than penalties.

  Tests played Won
Points for
Tries
Cons
Pens
France
660
364
11,792
1561 907
909
New Zealand
462
345
11,786
1555
997
953
Australia
509
256
10,260
1315
766
959
Wales
612
316 9860
1325
755
905
England
629 332
9837
1351
767
955
Argentina 331 183
9513
1244
769
688
South Africa 386
246
8713
1093
699
747
Ireland 593
248
7924
1014
574
793
Scotland 592 251 7542 1019 563 776

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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