Rugby Championship

All Blacks want to be part of history

2016-10-05 11:30
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Durban - The All Blacks are already the best in the business, but they can further solidify that reputation by winning their next two Test matches and setting a new record for the most ever consecutive Test wins.

That statement is not entirely true. 

Cyprus currently boast a win record of 24 straights Test wins that ended in November 2014, while Lithuania have 17 straight wins. 

But among the top tier nations, the record of 17 straight wins currently belongs the Springboks (1997-1998) and two All Black sides (1965-1968 and 2013-2014). 

The current All Blacks are currently sitting on 16 consecutive wins, and they can level the existing record with victory over the Springboks in Durban on Saturday. 

It is something that assistant coach Ian Foster says the side is thinking about. 

"We’ve been reminded of that and we’re very aware of that," he said.

"We’d love to be part of history and the chance to join two other All Black teams and a pretty special South African team. It would be a great opportunity for us."

If the All Blacks do beat the Boks this weekend, they will then have a chance to make the record their own against Australia on October 22 in the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland.

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