During France’s crushing 62-13 loss at the hands of the All Blacks, they also went about setting no less than 10 records they’d really rather forget about…
1. 62 points is the most a side has ever scored at the knockout stage of the Rugby World Cup.
2. They set their record for the most points ever scored against France (by any nation) – toppling their 61-10 victory in Wellington in 2007.
3. Julian Savea has now tied the record for most tries in a single World Cup, tying Jonah Lomu (1999) and Bryan Habana (2007) with eight tries.
4. Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith also continue their grasp on the record of most Rugby World Cup wins without tasting defeat, having won 13 consecutive World Cup games.
The list of unbeaten World Cup players consists of many current All Blacks.
5. Savea surpassed the number of test tries scored by Jonah Lomu. Savea now has 38 tries in 39 tests, while Lomu took 63 tests to get his 37 tries.
6. The All Blacks became the first team to score 300 tries at Rugby World Cups today. No other nation has gone past 200.
7. Three players have scored a hat-trick in the knockout stages of a Rugby World Cup. South Africa’s Chester Williams scored four tries in a 42-14 quarterfinal win over Western Samoa in 1999, Jonah Lomu scored his famous four against England in the 1995 semifinal, while Savea has now joined them after his treble this morning.
8. The All Blacks recorded the biggest win ever in the World Cup knockout stage. Here are the three biggest victories:
All Blacks 62 France 13 (2015)
All Blacks 49 Wales 6 (1987)
South Africa 42 Western Samoa 14 (1995)
9. The All Blacks are the first team to make seven Rugby World Cup semifinals.
10. With the win today, the All Blacks have won their 12th straight Rugby World Cup match. That ties Australia for the record – who had an unbeaten run from 1999 until their loss to England in the 2003 finale.