Story: Rugby union

World Cup grief

World Cup grief

On two occasions, in 1999 and 2007, the All Blacks were knocked out of the Rugby World Cup by a French team playing inspired rugby. This cartoon reflects the New Zealand sports fans’ trauma as a result of the second of these defeats.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0004-103
Cartoon by Mike Moreu

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Ron Palenski, 'Rugby union - Rugby World Cup', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Ron Palenski, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016