Austraila v New Zealand, Tri-Nations, August 22
All Blacks look to extend winning run
August 19, 2009
Australian lock James Horwill scores a vital late try for the Wallabies during their resounding victory over New Zealand, Australia v New Zealand, Tri Nations, Stadium Australia, July 26 2008.
Australia's James Horwill crashes over to score in the corresponding fixture in last year's Tri-Nations © Getty Images

Australia play host to New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday in the latest clash of this year's Tri-Nations.

The first meeting between the two teams took place in 1903 with New Zealand claiming a 22-3 victory in Sydney while their most recent clash came earlier this year with the All Blacks scoring a narrow 22-16 success in Auckland.

The two sides last met in Sydney during last year's Tri-Nations with the Wallabies recording a 34-19 victory - the last time they got the better of their old rivals. New Zealand have also lost three of their last four matches at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Ahead of their latest eagerly-awaited showdown we look back at the previous clashes between these two giants of the international game.

Australia v New Zealand

All-time record: New Zealand won 89, Australia won 39, drawn 5

Biggest winning margin: NZ: 37, 43-6 at Wellington, 1996; Aus: 21, 28-7 at Sydney, 1999

Highest score: NZ: 50 (50-21) at Sydney, 2003; Aus: 35 (35-39) at Sydney, 2000

Most tries: NZ: 9 (38-13) at Dunedin, 1936; Aus: 5 (30-16) at Auckland, 1978 and (35-39) at Sydney, 2000.

Longest winning sequence: NZ: 9 (1936-47), Aust: 3 (1978-80, 1991-92, 2000-01)

Most points (individual): NZ: Andrew Mehrtens 202; Aus: Matt Burke 176

Most tries (individual): NZ: 8 Doug Howlett, Ian Kirkpatrick, Christian Cullen; Aus: 8 David Campese

Most points in a Test: NZ: 29 Andrew Mehrtens at Auckland, 1999; Aus: 24 Matt Burke at Brisbane, 1996

  • Click here for New Zealand's Test record courtesy of Statsguru

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

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

  • Click here for the New Zealand v Australia record at Eden Park courtesy of Statsguru


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