Just like any other sport, rugby has generated many unbreakable records throughout its history, as we take a look at 25 specific records that will probably never be broken.
1. Most Consecutive Wins – 24
Despite winning back-to-back Rugby World Cups in 2011 and 2015, the All Blacks didn’t even get close to beating Cyprus’ incredible record of 24 consecutive victories. England and New Zealand sit joint second, six short of the record (18).
2. Most losses – 106
Italy legend Sergio Parisse is the holder of this unwanted record and by a significant margin with 106 defeats from his 142 tests. Not many players reach a century of appearances nevermind that many losses.
3. Most drop-goals in a game – 5
With the drop-goal quickly becoming a dying art, it’s unlikely anyone will match Springbok fly-half Jan Hendrik de Beer when he sent England packing from the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
4. Highest attendance -109,874
Often described as “The Greatest Game of Rugby Ever Played”, 109,874 paying fans turned out at Stadium Australia, Sydney to see New Zealand beat the home side 39-35 in July, 2000.
With health & safety becoming more prominent than ever, it becomes tougher and tougher to pack people in, making this a record that will be tough to triumph.
5. Fastest World Cup hat-trick – 11 minutes
Springbok scrum-half Cobus Reinach scored the fastest hat trick in Rugby World Cup history during their 66-7 hammering of Canada in Kobe on Tuesday night. That was far quicker than Australia fullback Chris Latham’s 25-minute hat trick in a 142-0 thrashing of Namibia at Adelaide during the 2003 World Cup.