New Zealand national under-21 rugby union team

The New Zealand Under 21s rugby union team was a national representative team for players aged under-21. In 2008, in accordance with new IRB rule, the New Zealand Under 21s and the Under 19s were both permanently replaced by the New Zealand Under 20s for the inaugural 2008 IRB Junior World Championship.

New Zealand
UnionNew Zealand Rugby Union
Nickname(s)Colts (formerly)
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup
Best resultChampions 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004


New Zealand Under 21 (formerly Colts) was first selected in 1955 and played annually until 2007. The Under 21s enjoyed success on the world stage, winning SANZAR/UAR tournaments and world titles in:

  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2004
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