France v Australia, Stade de France, November 27
Wallabies out to extend Stade dominance
ESPNscrum Staff
November 23, 2010
Stephen Moore of Australia scores their first try during the International rugby match between France and Australia at the Stade de France in Paris, France on November 22, 2008.
Stephen Moore was on the scoresheet when the sides last met in Paris in 2008 © Getty Images
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France and Australia go toe-to-toe at the Stade de France on Saturday with both sides out to step up their performance after a mixed November so far.

The tale of the tape between the teams paints a picture of a tough rivalry punctuated by several classic encounters, including Serge Blanco's late intervention in the 1987 Rugby World Cup semi-finals and the Wallabies' triumphant display in the 1999 final.

In their previous four meetings at the Stade de France the Wallabies hold a favourable record, having only come out on the wrong end of the result on one occasion. Their first meeting at the new ground was in 1998, where the visitors ran out 32-21 victors, while their most recent was back in 2008, when Stephen Moore and Peter Hynes scored tries in an 18-13 win.

France's sole triumph came in 2004, Nicolas Brusque and Freddie Michalak scoring tries for the Grand Slam champions in a 27-14 victory.

France v Australia all-time record: Played 40; France won 16, Australia won 22, two draws

Biggest winning margin: Fra: 28 points, 34-6 at Parc des Princes, 1976; Aus: 30 points, 40-10 at Suncorp Stadium, 2008

Highest score: Fra: 34 points, 34-6 at Parc des Princes, 1976; Aus: 48 points, 48-31 at Ballymore, 1990

Most tries: Fra: Six, 34-6 at Parc des Princes, 1976; Aus: Six, 48-31 at Ballymore, 1990

Longest winning sequence: Fra: Four (1948-1967); Aus: Six (1993-2000)

Most points (individual): Fra: Didier Camberabero 74 ; Aus: Michael Lynagh 126

Most tries (individual): Fra: Five, Serge Blanco; NZ: Five, David Campese

Most points in a Test: Fra: 21, Didier Camberabero at Sydney Football Stadium, 1990; Aus: 25, Matt Burke at Millennium Stadium, 1999

  • Click here for France's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for Australia's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for a record of all France v Australia matches courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for a record of all of France's home matches against Australia courtesy of Statsguru

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