Why do the all blacks wear black?

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Its historic. In the easiest days of New Zealand Rugby, he first New Zealand representative rugby team to tour beyond Australia were called "The Natives" this side toured the UK. in 1888. The 1884 side mentioned above had for its uniform a dark blue jersey with a gold fernleaf over the left breast, dark knickerbockers, and stockings. Note not shorts as the shorts at that time were more like three quarter length trousers. After much debate the NZ organisers decided that the strip should be more uniform and selected black as its colour preference. During the tour of the UK, the New Zealanders were playing in the South Coast when a journalist used this description in the local newspaper, "The All Blacks, as they are styled by reason of their sable and unrelieved costume, were under the guideance of their captain (Mr Gallaher), and their fine physique favorably impressed the spectators".

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