The 1924 Invincibles All Black team

The 1924 Invincibles All Black team

The 1924 All Blacks rugby team which became known as ‘The Invincibles’.

The New Zealand rugby union team which toured the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Canada in 1924–25 was nicknamed ‘The Invincibles’ after it won all 32 of its games overseas. The tour included test matches against Ireland, England, Wales, and France. Overall the team scored 838 points and conceded only 116.

The team was captained by Cliff Porter, although injury resticted him to 17 games, including the test against France. Vice-captain Jock Richardson took over the captaincy for the remainder of the tour. The team included some of the great names of New Zealand rugby, including Cyril and Maurice Brownlie and the legendary George Nēpia, who somewhat incredibly played in all 32 tour matches.

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Annemarie Stannard

Posted: 18 Jul 2023

My Godfather played then... The great Walter Batty, oh he was so special to me, like my 2nd Dad/Grandad.. I loved him so much, and is very missed ... 🙏🌹❤️🙏🕊️


Posted: 04 May 2020

Hello does anybosy know if a herbert arthur aston ever plat for the all blacks lower grade all blacks from 1917 to 1924. Or did this name ever play club rugby in this time.

My father died in 1953 in australia. This happened when i was two. For years ive tried to find out more about him. I heard from mother that he played in nz.



Posted: 19 Apr 2018

I have a poster 'the 1924 all blacks souvenir of the tour'

Richard Morgans

Posted: 08 Jan 2017

I have a tour card for the invincible a with all the scores and signed by the NZ team. Any idea if value?


Posted: 23 Nov 2016

Does anyone have a rough idea of the current value or know of anyone who does, of an original of the above print which is autographed by all of the players in the picture (signatures are original and not part of the print. They're Actual autographs around the picture mount).
I know of one and would love to know how valuable and rare it is. (For insurance purposes and if they're sought after ) thanks in advance for any responses.


Posted: 20 Oct 2016

I have a score card from 1924 with all the scores on it. Perfect order. Wanting to sell it.


Posted: 17 Nov 2015

We also have a large framed photograph of the 1924 team, would this be of any value to anyone?

David Grant

Posted: 08 Jun 2014

I heard a story that a Butch Simonson was chosen for the 1924 team but missed the boat from Wellington so did not go. Is it true, and any other details?


Posted: 04 May 2014

For Bruce/April 25th 2014
The official mascot of The Invincibles is a KIWI BIRD, now at the NZ Rugby Museum in Palmerston North, NZ.


Posted: 25 Apr 2014

I am trying to trace the official mascot of the 1924 Invincibles as he was a great uncle of mine (Dave Gray). He lived in Dunedin, but I have lost contact with the family. I am trying to trace my family ancestry on that side.