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