STATS & FACTS: England vs Australia

STATS & FACTS: England vs Australia

A look at 20 England vs Australia Stats and Facts ahead of Saturday’s fourth Test at Twickenham.


1. England have won four of their last five games against Australia at Twickenham, the exception being their pool stage clash at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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2. Australia come into this fixture on the back of a 26-7 victory over Italy and will now be looking to secure back-to-back wins for the first time in over a year.

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3. Will Genia will win his 100th cap for Australia in this match.

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4. Dylan Hartley is in line to make a record 56th international appearance at Twickenham this weekend, he is currently level with Jason Leonard on 55 appearances there.

5. Australia have only won twice in their past 10 meetings against England. 

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6. Maro Itoje has won more lineouts (49, including two steals) than any other player from a Tier 1 nation in 2018.

7. Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper has scored six tries in 11 appearances at Twickenham.

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8. 15 years ago on November 22, England beat the Wallabies to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

9. Last weekend was just the 18th time that England have conceded 15+ 1st half points at Twickenham and the first time against non-Tier 1 opposition.

10. Australia have just four Test victories to their name so far in 2018.

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11. Genia will become the tenth Australian Test centurion, almost 10 years on from his debut against New Zealand in 2009.

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12. The last time Australia picked up fewer than five wins in a single calendar year was in 1995.

  

13. David Pocock has won 26 turnovers in 2018 for Australia, twice as many as any other player from a Tier 1 nation (Peter O’Mahony 13).

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14. The Wallabies currently boast 25 wins to England's 23.

15. Previous England vs Australia results: 

2017: England won 30-6 at Twickenham
2016: England won 37-21 at Twickenham
2016: England won 44-40 in Sydney
2016: England won 23-7 in Melbourne
2016: England won 39-28 in Brisbane
2015: Australia won 33-13 at Twickenham (RWC)
2014: England won 26-17 at Twickenham
2013: England won 20-13 at Twickenham

16. Manu Tuilagi is set to make his long-anticipated Test return, his only England appearance since 2014 was as a 63rd-minute replacement against Wales in March 2016.

  

17. Only New Zealand (62) have seen their bench players beat more defenders than England (33) so far in 2018.

18. Australia have won 25 of their previous 49 games against England, but lost the past five encounters.

19. The Wallabies are two places behind England at sixth in the world rankings.

20. The last encounter, one year ago, saw England record their biggest-ever victory over the Wallabies by 30-6.

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