the classic all black team

The Classic All Blacks are a celebration of over a century of New Zealand rugby. The team honours the achievements of All Blacks of the past like Dave Gallagher and George Nepia through to those
of recent times. Classic All Black rugby captures the true essence of the game – courage, commitment and country.

As the Classic All Blacks recognise the achievements of the past, we are looking to the future.

Professionalism has ushered in a new era. Once an amateur pastime, rugby for many is now a profession. The stakes are high with million dollar player contracts and huge global TV audiences becoming common place. The Classic All Blacks can play on that stage.

  The changing face of professionalism has meant that more and more, top New Zealand rugby players are now plying their trade offshore. 

Some are All Blacks who have put the thrill of the test-match rugby behind them and are now experiencing an OE and the opportunity to earn large sums of money comparative to what the NZ domestic game can offer.  Others are players at Super 14 or Provincial levels who may have given up their dream of being an All Black to pursue their rugby opportunities overseas.

These are exciting times for Classic All Blacks rugby.

As the professional Classic All Blacks teamplays more matches you can support the team by wearing Classic All Blacks merchandise.