Fright night: All Blacks’ big losses on Hal­lowe’en

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Llanelli 9 New Zealand 3

Stradey Park, Oct 31, 1972

It is known as the day when the pubs ran dry in Llanelli. Welsh en­ter­tainer Max Boyce later wrote a trib­ute poem.

Mun­ster 12 New Zealand 0

Thomond Park, Oct 31, 1978

Gra­ham Mourie’s All Blacks lost just one game out of 18 on tour and that came in Lim­er­ick as Mun­ster, coached by Tom Kier­nan, pow­ered to vic­tory.

France 43 New Zealand 31

Twick­en­ham, Oct 31, 1999

Les Bleus were given lit­tle chance but fought back from a 24-10 deficit to win a re­mark­able RWC semi-fi­nal.

New­port 3 New Zealand 0

Rod­ney Pa­rade, Oct 30, 1963

Oct 31 had dawned in New Zealand when New­port in­flicted de­feat on a seem­ingly un­beat­able tour­ing side.

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