20 Stats & Facts: Wallabies v All Blacks

20 Stats & Facts: Wallabies v All Blacks

20 Stats and Facts ahead of the third and final Bledisloe Cup test of the year.


1. Saturday's Test is the third time New Zealand and Australia will face off this year. 

2. The All Blacks won the Bledisloe Cup earlier in the year with 38-13 and 40-12 victories in the Rugby Championship. 

3. The All Blacks have held the Bledisloe Cup since 2003.

4. The All Blacks and Australia have played 187 Tests since 1903, with 131 wins to the All Blacks, 49 to the Wallabies and seven draws.

5. Sekope Kepu is in line to play his 100th Test after being named amongst the reserves and will become the first prop in Wallabies Test history (and 9th Wallaby overall) to reach the century mark.

6. Sonny Bill Williams will play his 50th Test match for the All Blacks having made his debut back in 2010 against England.

7. The All Blacks have scored 52 tries so far this year, the most by any top-tier country.

8. New Zealand have scored the most tries in every calendar year since 2010.

9. Rieko Ioane has scored ten of those tries, while Beauden Barrett has scored six.

10. Five of Barrett's tries were against Australia (with four in the second Bledisloe Cup Test), which equals Ben Smith's 2013 record of tries scored against Australia.

11. With 114 Tests, All Blacks Captain Kieran Read is the fourth most capped All Black of all time, behind Richie McCaw (148), Keven Mealamu (132) and Tony Woodcock (118).

12. Sefa Naivalu has scored four tries in seven Tests despite featuring predominantly off the bench.

13. The All Blacks won the first neutral Bledisloe Cup fixture between the two sides (14-19) in 2008 in Hong Kong. 

14. Nissan Stadium in Yokohama will host the clash and has a capacity of 72,000 people.

15. Nissan Stadium is also set to host the Rugby World Cup Final next year.

16. These two sides have not played in Japan since 2009, a match New Zealand won 32-19.

17. Dan Carter has scored the most points in a Bledisloe Cup series scoring 54 in 3 games in 2009.

18. Biggest Points Differential In A Series: +81, All Blacks (2016)

19.  Most Team Points In A Series: 116 – points, All Blacks, 2010 (4 games)

20. Most Tries In A Series: 16 tries – All Blacks, 1972 (3 games)

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