Greatest Sports Rivalries Of All Time

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Written by Makula Dunbar
The New Zealand All Blacks performing their Haka war cry before a match against the Australian Wallabies IBM.com
The New Zealand All Blacks performing their Ka Mate war cry before a match against the Australian Wallabies
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New Zealand All Blacks v. Australian Wallabies (Rugby)

As two of the biggest rugby countries in the world, it’s no surprise that New Zealand and Australia are ranked one-two nearly every year in the International Rugby Board’s rankings. New Zealand holds the majority of rugby union matches, winning 99 of 146, but Australia has the lead in the rugby league, with 93 of 125. Each year, they fight for the Bledisloe Cup, the biggest trophy in the rugby union and an annual competition between two nations – South Africa, and Argentina (as of 2012). But when it comes to pre-game traditions, the All Blacks undoubtedly have the edge – their “Ka Mate” Māori haka war cry they do prior to each match is seriously awesome.