First red card in international rugby: New Zealand’s Cyril Brownlie became the first player to be sent off in an international when he was dismissed during his side’s final tour clash with England in 1925. Referee Albert Freethy took the unprecedented step having seen Brownlie stamp on rival Reg Edwards in the early stages of what was a heated contest at Twickenham. ‘The Invincibles’ would still go on to win the game 17-11 and complete a perfect winning record.
Most consecutive defeats: Marcelo Bosch holds the record, losing 18 straight tests with Argentina between 2012 and 2014. Parisse is in second place with 17 Tests.