Rugby Legends: The Spirit of the Black Jersey
He Hautipua Whutupōro: Te Hautoa o te Poraka Pango

New Zealand’s black jersey is rugby’s most potent symbol. Discover some of this country’s rugby legends – teams and players who embody the spirit of the black jersey.

Highlights include the ‘eel-like’ jersey worn by 1905’s ‘Originals’, the first team called ‘All Blacks’, and the jersey Richie McCaw pulled on for the quarterfinals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Explore the history of the game in New Zealand through legendary players such as Dave Gallaher, George Nepia, Farah Palmer, and McCaw, and trace the evolution of the national team and its iconic emblem: the silver fern.

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