New Zealand Rugby Union Team
New Zealand’s All Blacks continued their superb run of form since their Rugby World Cup victory two years ago, winning all 14 of their Test matches for a 100% record in 2013 – the first time a national team has achieved this since the game went professional.
The highlight was their six wins in the southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, including an impressive 38-27 win over South Africa in Johannesburg. Led by veteran Richie McCaw, the team includes Kieran Read at No 8, who was named International Player of the Year, and fly-half Dan Carter, the highest points scorer in Test match rugby.
Nomination
Year
Result
2016
Winner
2012
Nominee
2011
Nominee
2007
Nominee
2006
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