History of NZ Rugby

Article written by Clive Akers, 14 May 2020, on the first game of rugby played in New Zealand and three of the main organisers, Alfred Drew, Charles Monro and Robert Tennent.

A brief summary of the first instances the name "All Blacks" was used, and the false story about a spelling mistake in a newspaper in 1905.

James Gilbert article about the early leather rugby balls.

What is Sevens Rugby, where did it start and what are the rules?

Rugby School and the William Webb Ellis myth

A history of New Zealand rugby in four jerseys - 1884, 1905, 1924, 2011

Why Black - and other uniform changes

80 years since the first provincial side flew to their match