Selected books on rugby:
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Little Book of Rugby Legends
Little Book of Rugby Legends
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Author: Paul Morgan

Little Book of Rugby Legends

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128

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Rugby 2008
Historic Rugby
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Author: Barbara Stagg

Historic Rugby
 
Format: Softcover 
Pages: 127

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A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union
A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union
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Author: Huw Richards

A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union

Format: Softcover
Pages: 304

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category: History & Legends
WORLD RECORDS

TEAM RECORDS

MOST CONSECUTIVE TEST VICTORIES

17 New Zealand 1965 - 1969
17 South Africa 1997 - 1998
15 Argentina 1971 - 1973
14 England 2002 - 2003
11 Wales 1907 - 1910
10 France 1931 - 1937
10 Australia 1991 - 1992
10 Ireland 2002 - 2003

WORST LOSING STREAK

18 France 1911 - 1920
17 Scotland 1951 - 1955
11 Australia 1936 - 1947
11 Ireland 1991 - 1993
10 Argentina 1990 - 1992
10 Italy 1998 - 1999
10 Wales 2002 - 2003
7 South Africa 1964 - 1965

MOST CONSECUTIVE TESTS WITHOUT DEFEAT

23 New Zealand
(22w, 1d)
1987 - 1990
17 New Zealand
(15w,2d)
1961 - 1964
17 Romania
(11w, 6d)
1961 - 1964
17 New Zealand
(17w)
1965 - 1969
17 South Africa
(17w)

1997 - 1998

16 South Africa
(15w, 1d)
1994 - 1996
15 South Africa
(12w, 3d)
1960 - 1963

MOST PLAYED FIXTURES

128 New Zealand vs Australia
124 England vs Scotland
121 Ireland vs Scotland
120 England vs Ireland
116 England vs Wales

112 Wales vs Ireland
112 Wales vs Scotland

MOST POINTS IN A YEAR

644 England
(17 tests)
2003
643 Argentina
(14 tests)
2003
602 New Zealand
(14 tests)
2003
568 France
(18 tests)
2003
542 England
(11 tests)

2001

535 South Africa
(13 tests)
1997
523 Australia
(14 tests)
2003

MOST TRIES IN A YEAR

92 Argentina
(14 tests)
2003
81 New Zealand
(14 tests)
2003
74 South Africa
(13 tests)
1997
70 England
(11 tests)
2001
68 England
(17 tests)

2003

64 Australia
(14 tests)
1997
61 New Zealand
(12 tests)
1995

HIGHEST TOTALS IN INTERNATIONALS

164 Hong Kong
(beat Singapore 164 - 13)
27/10/1994
155 Japan
(beat Chinese Taipei 155 - 3)
07/07/2002
152 Argentina
(beat Paraguay 152 - 0)
01/05/2002
147 Argentina
(beat Venezuela 147 - 7)
01/05/2004
145 New Zealand
(beat Japan 145 - 17)

04/06/1995

144 Argentina
(beat Paraguay 144 - 0)
27/04/2003
142 Australia
(beat Namibia 142 - 0)
25/10/2003

BIGGEST WINNING MARGIN

152 Argentina
(beat Paraguay 152 - 0)
01/05/2002
152 Japan
(beat Chinese Taipei 155 - 3)
07/07/2002
151 Hong Kong
(beat Singapore 164 - 13)
27/10/1994
144 Argentina
(beat Paraguay 144 - 0)
27/04/2003
142 Australia
(beat Namibia 142 - 0)

25/10/2003

140 Argentina
(beat Venezuela 147 - 7)
01/05/2004
134 England
(beat Romania 134 - 0)
17/11/2001

MOST TRIES BY A TEAM IN AN INTERNATIONAL

26 Hong Kong
(vs Singapore)
1994
25 Fiji
(vs Solomon Islands)
1969
24 Argentina
(vs Paraguay)
2002
24 Argentina
(vs Paraguay)
2004
23 Japan
(vs Chinese Taipei)

2002

23 Argentina
(vs Venezuela)
2004
22 Australia
(vs Namibia)
2003
 

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

MOST CAPPED PLAYERS

134 George Gregan 1994 - 2007
119 Jason Leonard
(includes 5 tests for British Lions)
1990 - 2004
112 Fabien Pelous 1995 - 2007
111 Philippe Sella 1982 - 1995
101 Stephan Larkham

1996 - 2007

101 David Campese 1982 - 1995
99 Gareth Thomas
(includes 3 tests for British Lions)
1995 - 2007

FASTEST TO 50 TESTS

4y15d Mils Muliaina 2003 - 2007
4y4m30d Joe Roff 1995 - 1999
4y5m3d Mark Andrews 1994 - 1998
4y5m11d Christian Cullen 1996 - 2000
4y7m28d George Smith

2000 - 2005


FASTEST TO 100 TESTS

9y4m23d Fabien Pelous 1995 - 2005
10y1m13d George Gregan 1994 - 2004

MOST TESTS AS CAPTAIN

59 Will Carling 1988 - 1996
58 George Gregan 2001 - 2006
55 John Eales 1996 - 2001
51 Sean Fitzpatrick 1992 - 1997
51 Martin Johnson
(includes 6 for British Lions)

1997 - 2003

46 Hugo Porta
(includes 8 for Jaguars)
1971 - 1990
42 John Smit 2003 - 2007

YOUNGEST INTERNATIONAL PLAYER

17y36d N. Finlay 1885
17y37d C. Reid 1881

MOST CAPPED PLAYER IN EACH POSITION

Fullback Serge Blanco
(81)
1980 - 1991
Wing Rory Underwood
(91)
1984 - 1996
Centre Philippe Sella
(104)
1982 - 1995
Flyhalf Stephen Larkham
(86)
1996 - 2007
Scrumhalf George Gregan
(134)

1994 - 2007

Eightman Toutai Kefu
(58)
1997 - 2003
Flank David Wilson / George Smith
(79)
1992 - 2000 / 2000 - 2007
Lock Fabien Pelous
(112)
1995 - 2007
Prop Jsaon Leonard
(119)
1990 - 2004
Hooker Sean Fitzpatrick
(92)
1986 - 1997





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