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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.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MNZ-1036-1/4-F
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