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Martin Johnson's England travel to Perth on Saturday to take on old foes Australia in their latest Cook Cup showdown, having fallen to Robbie Deans' men 18-9 in November.

England and Australia have faced each other in two Rugby World Cup finals (1991 and 2003), with one victory apiece, and share a rivalry that dates back to their first meeting in Blackheath on January 9, 1909. Australia hold the all-time advantage with 22 victories to England's 14 with the two sides also battling to a memorbale 15-15 draw at Twickenham in 1997.

England's biggest margin of victory over Australia is 17 points - they won 20-3 in 1973 and 23-6 in 1976, both at Twickenham. Australia biggest victory was 76-0 in Brisbane on England's 'Tour from Hell' in 1998.

England v Australia - Match Stats:

  • Played: 37; Australia won 22; England won 14; One draw

  • First Test: England 3-9 Australia, Rectory Field, Blackheath, January 9, 1909

  • Latest Test: England 9-18 Australia , Twickenham, England, November 7, 2009

  • Drawn match: England 15-15 Australia, Twickenham, November 15, 1997

  • England's biggest winning margin: 17 points - England 23-6 Australia, Twickenham, January 3, 1976

  • Australia's biggest winning margin: 76 points - Australia 76-0 England, Suncorp Stadium, June 6, 1998

Statsguru archive:

  • Click here for England's Test record courtesy of Statsguru

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

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


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