And ' the formation of the New Zealand national rugby team , a team that was created over a century ago . According
to legend, the All Blacks nickname comes from a misprint in a newspaper
published in London in 1905 during the first European tour of New
Zealand national . It
seems that the journalist was referring to the hefty style of play of
the team " as if it consisted of all backs " , ie " all strikers," as in
rugby the ball can only be passed backwards. The
editors , perhaps unfamiliar with the rules of the sport , interpreted
in their own way the alleged error and added an "L" thinking about the
color of the uniform of the players, completely black with a silver fern
leaf on the left side of the shirt. Since then the name is part of the All Blacks legend.
only exception to the black uniform of the game, and of course the fern
leaf, is a poppy embroidered on the jersey that is worn only during the
matches played against France , a tradition started in 2000 to pay
tribute to the memory of fallen soldiers Zealand to the side of the Allies on French soil during the Second World War.
a century of history , the All Blacks have played more than 400 games
against other national teams from around the world , winning more than
300 . With
a winning percentage of 75% - an absolute record in the history of
rugby - the All Blacks are the strongest national team of all time .
myth that the All Blacks renewed before each international match by
performing the " Haka " , the traditional dance of the Maori , a ritual
was born in 1888 at the hands of New Zealand Natives , the team set up
by the British colonial , and then maintained in the tradition the All Blacks . The
All Blacks perform a haka called " Ka Mate " , but on special occasions
prefer the haka " Kapa or Pango " to respect the multicultural
composition of the team reflecting in particular the Polynesian cultural
reputation of the All Blacks goes far beyond the world of rugby to the
point that , according to a study conducted worldwide in 2006 , the team
is in fifth place overall among the sports teams around the world and
all specialties, from formula 1 ( Ferrari team holds second place) to football ( Juventus is the seventh ) .
sympathies and the level of care received by the All Blacks are
difficult to explain solely with the absolute excellence of their
performance . What
really makes them unique in the eyes of audiences around the world are
the simplicity and purity of their values , lived in a consistent
manner on the playing field : loyalty , commitment to keep promises ,
team spirit , the to determine the result , and humility. And 'This is the real strength of the All Blacks .