All Blacks facing off against Namibia for world record

Author
NZ Herald ,
Section
Rugby,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 8:21PM
The All Blacks could become the first side to score four or more tries for 13 consecutive games. (Photo / Getty)
The All Blacks could become the first side to score four or more tries for 13 consecutive games. (Photo / Getty)

The All Blacks are on the brink of creating a new world record when they face England at Twickenham on Sunday.

The Steven Hansen coached side could become the first team to have scored four or more tries for a record 13 consecutive games but face competition from minnows Namibia for the same.

The All Blacks have equalled their own best run of 12 tests which they achieved in 2016 after they crushed Japan 69-31 in Tokyo on Saturday.

New Zealand's streak of tries started off in their final match of 2017 in which they demolished Wales 33-18, scoring five tries in the process.

They then started the year by easily brushing past a mediocre France by recording eight, seven and four tries respectively in their 3-0 series win.

After recording a dominant run of six tries in four successive games against the likes of Australia, Argentina and South Africa, the All Blacks further solidified their streak in Japan by recording five against the Wallabies and a whopping 10 against the Blossoms.

The competition however comes from the minnows in Namibia who are also on a special 12-game run of their own.

The likes of Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Morocco, Kenya, Senegal and Uruguay have been Namibia's victims in their dominant run.

Namibia could be first to achieve the record as they play Russia a few hours before the clash at Twickenham.

 

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