Topic: Rugby

All Blacks most searched team in lead up to RWC

By Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne

With the 2015 Rugby World Cup officially kicking off tomorrow (Saturday 19th NZDT), rugby fans will shortly begin gathering in lounges, clubs and pubs to cheer on the All Blacks.

But New Zealanders won’t be the only ones behind the men in black. The All Blacks popularity has expanded beyond our own backyard and that has been confirmed following the recent release of a survey by google.

The All Blacks dominate the world wide web when it comes to rugby teams and have been searched more times than any other team in most countries over the last four weeks.

In light of the expected Rugby World Cup celebrations, police across the country will be ensuring that fans are safe and enjoy the festivities responsibly.

National Manager Road Policing, Superintendent Steve Greally says, "While we want everyone to get into the spirit of the cup and have fun supporting the All Blacks, we don't want people to overdo it and end up doing something they regret later on."

There will be a highly visible police presence throughout the country for the duration of the tournament.

Drivers can expect checkpoints on the roads and police will also be paying close attention to rugby clubs, pubs and any other venues hosting coverage of the tournament matches.