Classic All Blacks
Coach(es)Andy Haden
Captain(s)Justin Marshall
Team kit

The Classic All Blacks is a rugby union team made up of former New Zealand Rugby (Men's) representatives.[1] It is not an official national team of New Zealand. First put together in 2007, the team has played Japan three times, English Premiership side Leicester Tigers and 'classic' teams from France and Australia.

In 2013, the side played Fiji as part of the Fiji Rugby Union's centennial anniversary.[2]

On 7 October 2015, the Classic All Blacks played RC Toulonnais at the Stade Mayol in a match to honour the late Jerry Collins.[3]

Matches against International sides

Opponent Score Result Date Venue City
 Japan 35–26 Won 9 May 2007 Kobe Universiade Memorial Kobe
 Japan 36–6 Won 12 May 2007 Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium Tokyo
 Japan 15–13 Won 31 May 2008 National Stadium Tokyo
 Fiji 14–33 Lost 12 June 2013 ANZ Stadium Suva

Overall

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win %
Australia Classic Wallabies 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Fiji 1 0 1 0 0.00%
France French Classics 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Japan 3 3 0 0 100.00%
England Leicester Tigers 1 1 0 0 100.00%
France RC Toulonnais 1 0 1 0 0.00%
Total 7 6 1 0 86.00%

Squad for 2015 Jerry Collins honorary match

The provisional squad to play Toulon on 7 October 2015.[3]

Note: Flags indicate national union under World Rugby eligibility rules.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Club/province Union
Corey Flynn Hooker (1981-01-05) 5 January 1981 (age 43) France Toulouse New Zealand New Zealand
Andrew Hore Hooker (1978-09-13) 13 September 1978 (age 45) Unattached (Retired) New Zealand New Zealand
John Afoa Prop (1983-10-16) 16 October 1983 (age 40) England Gloucester New Zealand New Zealand
Carl Hayman Prop (1979-11-14) 14 November 1979 (age 44) Unattached (Retired) New Zealand New Zealand
Saimone Taumoepeau Prop (1979-12-21) 21 December 1979 (age 44) France Castres Olympique New Zealand New Zealand
Neemia Tialata Prop (1982-07-15) 15 July 1982 (age 41) France Toulouse New Zealand New Zealand
Tom Donnelly Lock (1981-10-01) 1 October 1981 (age 42) France Montpellier New Zealand New Zealand
Brad Thorn Lock (1975-02-03) 3 February 1975 (age 48) Unattached (Retired) New Zealand New Zealand
Ali Williams Lock (1981-04-30) 30 April 1981 (age 42) Unattached (Retired) New Zealand New Zealand
Daniel Braid Flanker (1981-02-13) 13 February 1981 (age 42) England Sale Sharks New Zealand New Zealand
Jason Eaton Flanker (1982-08-21) 21 August 1982 (age 41) France La Rochelle New Zealand New Zealand
Adam Thomson Flanker (1982-03-13) 13 March 1982 (age 41) Australia Queensland Reds New Zealand New Zealand
Chris Masoe Number 8 (1979-05-15) 15 May 1979 (age 44) France Racing New Zealand New Zealand
Mike Delany Fly-half (1982-06-15) 15 June 1982 (age 41) England Newcastle Falcons New Zealand New Zealand
Nick Evans Fly-half (1980-08-14) 14 August 1980 (age 43) England Harlequins New Zealand New Zealand
Richard Kahui Centre (1985-06-09) 9 June 1985 (age 38) Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus New Zealand New Zealand
Luke McAlister Centre (1983-08-28) 28 August 1983 (age 40) France Toulouse New Zealand New Zealand
Sam Tuitupou Centre (1982-02-01) 1 February 1982 (age 41) England Sale Sharks New Zealand New Zealand
Joe Rokocoko Wing (1983-06-06) 6 June 1983 (age 40) France Bayonne New Zealand New Zealand
Sitiveni Sivivatu Wing (1982-04-19) 19 April 1982 (age 41) France Castres Olympique New Zealand New Zealand
Anthony Tuitavake Wing (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 41) France Montpellier New Zealand New Zealand
Rudi Wulf Wing (1984-02-02) 2 February 1984 (age 39) France Toulon New Zealand New Zealand
Mils Muliaina Fullback (1980-07-31) 31 July 1980 (age 43) Italy Zebre New Zealand New Zealand

References

  1. ^ "The Team". Classicallblacks.com. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Fiji to play Classic All Blacks". 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Toulon to face Classic All Blacks to honour Collins". ESPN.com. 22 June 2015.