Lithuania beats Bok, NZ record

Vilnius - Lithuania's 18th consecutive Test win at the weekend surpassed the international rugby record held by New Zealand and South Africa.

Lithuania beat Serbia 77-5 on Saturday for its 18th straight victory since May 2006, including a dozen different countries in Europe's fourth tier.

New Zealand's All Blacks won 17 Tests from September 1965 to June 1969, and they were matched by South Africa's Springboks from August 1997 to November 1998.

The Lithuanians are gearing up for World Cup playoffs next month against Ukraine, the winner of which will meet Romania to determine Europe's representative in the continental playoffs for a berth in next year's tournament in New Zealand.

Lithuania (27/05/2006 - 24/04/2010):

Hungary 17-23 Lithuania
Lithuania 37-15 Norway
Bulgaria 10-50 Lithuania
Austria 0-27 Lithuania
Lithuania 36-7 Hungary
Lithuania - 64-3 Bulgaria
Lithuania 43-17 Latvia
Lithuania 48-0 Austria
Hungary 12-13 Lithuania
Norway 9-40 Lithuania
Andorra 10-26 Lithuania
Lithuania 33-0 Switzerland
Lithuania 50-9 Serbia
Armenia 19-24 Lithuania
Israel 3-19 Lithuania
Lithuania 6-3 Netherlands
Lithuania 40-12 Andorra
Serbia 5-77 Lithuania

New Zealand (18/09/1965 - 14/06/1969):

New Zealand 20-3 South Africa
New Zealand 20-3 British & Irish Lions
New Zealand 16-12 British & Irish Lions
New Zealand 19-6 British & Irish Lions
New Zealand 24-11 British & Irish Lions
New Zealand 29-9 Australia
England 11-23 New Zealand
Wales 6-13 New Zealand
France 15-21 New Zealand
Scotland 3-14 New Zealand
Australia 11-27 New Zealand
Australia 18-19 New Zealand
New Zealand 12-9 France
New Zealand 9-3 France
New Zealand 19-12 France
New Zealand 19-0 Wales
New Zealand 33-12 Wales

South Africa (23/08/1997 - 29/11/1998):

South Africa 61-22 Australia
Italy 31-62 South Africa
France 32-36 South Africa
France 10-52 South Africa
England 11-29 South Africa
Scotland 10-68 South Africa
South Africa 37-13 Ireland
South Africa 33-0 Ireland
South Africa 96-13 Wales
South Africa 18-0 England
Australia 13-14 South Africa
New Zealand 3-13 South Africa
South Africa 24-23 New Zealand
South Africa 29-15 Australia
Wales 20-28 South Africa
Scotland 10-35 South Africa
Ireland 13-27 South Africa

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