New Zealand at the World Cup
New Zealand has participated in every Rugby World Cup since the first in 1987. New Zealand is the most successful team at the World Cup - they were champions in at the inaugural World Cup in 1987, and again in 2011 and 2015. They have hosted the World Cup twice: in 1987 and in 2011.
- New Zealand won the first ever World Cup in 1987 , and again won in 2011 and 2015. They were runner's up in 1995.
- In 1987, the New Zealand captain was David Kirk, with the coach Brian Lochore.
- The most points that have ever been scored against a team at a World Cup is 145 by New Zealand in a match against Japan in 1995.