New Zealand has participated in every Rugby World Cup since the first in 1987. New Zealand is one of 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 and 2023.
- 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.
- The New Zealand women's rugby team has dominated the Women's World Cup tournament. New Zealand has won 6 of the 9 tournaments so far.