Rugby Championship

All Blacks out to tie record at Kings Park

2016-10-04 07:25
Steve Hansen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The All Blacks will be looking to equal the record for the most consecutive Test wins by a major rugby nation when they tackle the Springboks at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

Of tier-one Test nations, New Zealand and South Africa currently share the record for most consecutive Tests wins with 17.

New Zealand first achieved the feat between 1965 and 1969, while Nick Mallett’s Springboks equalled it in 1997/98. The All Blacks again notched 17 consecutive wins between 2013 and 2014.

Officially, Cyprus holds the overall record with 24 consecutive Test wins - achieved between 2008 and 2014, while Lithuania is another smaller nation with 17 consecutive Test wins (2006-2010)

A win for Steve Hansen’s men over the Boks on Saturday would take them to 17 Test wins, and with the All Blacks' next Test scheduled against the Wallabies at Eden Park in Auckland on October 22, the record is well within sight.

Eden Park is a ground the All Blacks haven’t lost at in 22 years, so a win against South Africa on Saturday would make them heavy favourites to achieve the record feat for major Test playing nations.

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