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.


  • Pierre Nortje - 2011-09-02 10:27

    The All Blacks are great at Rugby, Great in offence, Great at defence and great and being sore losers. They have never lost a game...ever. Its always the ref or dirty play or offside or some waitress. Have some dignity man!!

      Bob - 2011-09-02 11:13

      Pierre, no team like's to lose, the AB's have consistently been the best side in the World for many many years now, I reckon they will comfortable win this RWC and if they don't ?, well they will still be probably the best in the World, the whole nation just loves their Rugby, whats wrong with that, the closest nation to being that passionate about the game is without doubt SA and even SA doesn't come close to NZ for pure passion, I don't believe the AB's choke they have just been unfortunate to meet teams playing well above themselves in critical games in previous WC's, anyway lets see what happens when it all kicks off, by the way I'm not an AB supporter although I love watching them when they are on their A game, only the French can play such attractive Rugby.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-09-02 11:18

      Klink of jy WP beskryf

  • maycenz - 2011-09-02 10:29

    Very funny website. I really like the break downs of the different countries chances. Quite a nice positive summary of south africa to be honest. Englands rugby mentality "same way a parasite approaches a host"

      Pooh-Bear - 2011-09-02 12:11

      I agree. And I think there's generally a mutual respect between SA and NZ as the two top teams (yes, I know we're not no. 2 at the moment but we usually are)

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-09-02 10:38

    Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell the start of a Kok tantrum....

      BokBru - 2011-09-02 10:47

      Haha. Great on Saffa.

      Tools1 - 2011-09-02 12:38


  • Michael007 - 2011-09-02 10:52

    NZ deserves to take it this year! And they will!! hehehe

      Kevin - 2011-09-02 11:04

      All Blacks are already the 24 year choking world champs. If you want to see real world champs they are the BOKKE. How much do you think Tonga will beat the All Blacks by?

      Michael007 - 2011-09-02 11:07

      That is exactly why they will bring back the trophy this year Kevin! ;-) Tonga will lose 12 / 23

  • Chief Kok - 2011-09-02 10:52

    As the saying goes: The Tallest Trees Get The Most Wind.

      Ant - 2011-09-02 11:19

      Are you trying to say that you have wind?

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-09-02 11:20

      And and the idiot gets a stray jacket(a nice black one just for you)

      Bootman - 2011-09-02 11:32

      Whats a stray jacket ????

      JMsays - 2011-09-02 11:38

      haha, chokers!!!!!

      Tools1 - 2011-09-02 12:31

      As jy jou vir n toffie uitgee gaan jy gekou word, as the saying goes!

      Jay - 2011-09-02 12:38

      Hi Chief, sorry about all the disrespect for your team, it really shows the mentality of the average South African supporter. I too, support the Boks, and hang my head in shame when I see these comments. Long gone are the days of sportmanship. I do feel the AB's get away with murder regarding the offside rules and foward passes, but I still respect them as a magnificent team. Funny how all these people who love to say "chokers" forget about our own cricket team and their ability to choke in world cups.

      Chief Kok - 2011-09-02 13:22

      Thanks Jay. This is SA. What do we expect?

      bullincapeto - 2011-09-02 15:39

      As the saying goes, two cups in the hand is better than one in the distant past. (maybe it will even be three cups) Kok how is your fetal alcohol syndrome today (dont you just hate those old Nat farmers and their terrible dop system)

  • Goose - 2011-09-02 10:58

    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. Pity about the spelling "Weight of a nation " = No wonder they can't win the world cup (sic) ...

      maycenz - 2011-09-02 11:10

      err goose they are playing with the wording by saying that in fact new zealand is still "Waiting" to win another world cup. hmmm

      Major Fan - 2011-09-02 11:14

      Do you not get the irony?

      wood - 2011-09-02 18:16

      Goose- when will you recover from your irony bypass.If you take a left you will find it next to sense of humour.

  • Gustav - 2011-09-02 11:01

    They cant even claim that world cup in 1987, because South Africa did not play in it.

      maycenz - 2011-09-02 11:14

      Dude are you really opening up that can of worms again? NZ played what was in front of them. It was not our fault you weren't allowed to be there.

      Bootman - 2011-09-02 11:38

      I agree with maycenz. Thats like saying the only reason SA won in 95 was because NZ could not beat them in the final.

      Pooh-Bear - 2011-09-02 11:46

      Let's be honest Gustav, if it was the other way around, we'd claim it!!

      maycenz - 2011-09-02 12:47

      I guess my point to Gustav is I see this comment (he has got quite a few thumbs up so must be a supported view in SAF) a bit around this site so Im just wondering if your trying to say sport as a whole did not count while you guys were in isolation or is it just rugby? I guess the medals won at Olympics etc that you guys didnt attend shouldn't count by your point of view?

      Pooh-Bear - 2011-09-02 13:12

      @maycenz, I think that's a bit different. SA has always been one of the top rugby nations, so you can't compare it to Olympics. Imagine Brazil or Spain for example, were excluded from a soccer WC, and the other won it. There'd certainly be a feeling that it wasn't quite complete, yet they still won it. But Gustav's point that NZ can't claim it is taking it a bit far! As an AB supporter, do you not feel that there was something incomplete about winning the WC without SA being in it??

      maycenz - 2011-09-02 13:31

      @pooh-bear - Fair enough that’s your point of view. My point of view is we won a world cup against the best test nations of the time which due to political reasons you were not one of so to me it felt complete at the time and still does. I’m sorry I can’t follow your logic as it is exactly the same as the Olympics or the cricket world cups you missed (were you not strong at cricket also but i dont hear anyone bringing that up). It can not be a point that just because you were good at rugby (which does not mean you would have won as NZ proves time and again by failing) before isolation that a world cup without you was “incomplete”? Even though you are saying in a much more moderated way than Gustav it is the same point you’re trying to make which is slightly arrogant. I guess I just find it a bit wrong that some South Africans use it as a way to score points against NZ.

      Pooh-Bear - 2011-09-02 13:52

      @maycenz, I'm not saying you don't have a right to claim it. As you said, NZ won what was in front of them. My argument is that rugby is different to cricket/olympics because SA would've definitely given NZ a run for their money (not saying we'd have won, but who'll ever know?). Go ask non-SA rugby players around the world if SA was considered one of the greats at that time. I don't think it's being arrogant. As I said, we'd have claimed it as well, and rightly so! But similarly, winning WC 2007 without playing NZ also felt somewhat incomplete, but we'll still take it :)

      maycenz - 2011-09-02 16:46

      Pooh-bear - I guess thats where we are different. I think you won a complete world cup in 2007. It was not your fault we lost to France and Australia lost to England. I would not belittle that world cup win like some south africans seem intent to do to ours.

  • All Black Chokers - 2011-09-02 12:27

  • Wait of a Nation - 2011-09-02 15:39

    Hello South Africa! Great to get some hits from RSA and thanks for commenting on the site. I see some think the humour is unfair on the Boks. Can't please everyone, I s'pose, but please be assured we have utmost respect for your rugby. If there's a line or two written at their expense, please realize the whole site is at NZ's expense. We're writing new team profiles (originals written in early 2010) so will be updating the Boks page shortly. But for now, let me just say that I don't entirely agree with the pessimism here. South Africa are certainly not at he peak of their powers but I'd definitely be struggling for an appetite if we were playing you guys for the world cup tomorrow. Wait of a Nation

      Stox - 2011-09-02 16:17

      Suppose that's true. We like our rugby here. We also enjoy the guilty pleasure of NZ and AUS bashing every now and then ;) warranted or not. I guess every slight at a team and the supporters will take it harshly, sometimes me included. P.S: If you slip a roofie into Carter and McCaws pre-bok-match beer I'll personally send you a Twinkies hamper with free postage.

  • FollowDaLead - 2011-09-02 21:57

    What a rubbish site, one eyed as their ref,fans and administrators

      BardofAvon - 2011-09-03 02:09

      Rubbish site? Well, there's always room for more rubbish. Thanks for contributing.

  • BardofAvon - 2011-09-03 02:02


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