Story: Rugby union

All Black support, 2011 Rugby World Cup

These images show the lengths to which New Zealand fans went to show their support for the All Blacks during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Some painted their faces black and white, while others wore clothes in appropriate colours or planted banners in their paddocks. One Christchurch person recorded the scores of All Black games on their suburban fence, and in Hastings Father Christmas received an All Black uniform.

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Ron Palenski, 'Rugby union - Rules, participation and audience', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

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