Australia v England, Sydney, June 19
England still in hunt for away win
June 16, 2010
Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper crashes over to score his second try, Australia v England, Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia, June 12, 2010
Quade Cooper inspired Australia to victory over England last time out © Getty Images

After last weekend's loss to the Wallabies in Perth England have fallen further behind in the all-time standings between the two countries.

Quade Cooper's double and a try to skipper Rocky Elsom outweighed two penalty tries secured by England's pack. The tourists therefore remain in search of an elusive first Test victory on Australian soil since 2003 this weekend, although their midweek side defeated the Australian Barbarians in Gosford on Tuesday.

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: 38; Australia won 23; England won 14; One draw

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

  • Latest Test: Australia 27-17 England , Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia, June 12, 2010

  • 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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