A rivalry in numbers: All Blacks v Australia

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With another chapter set to be written in the rich history between the two sides in Sydney this weekend, check out all the key numbers from their rivalry.


158: The All Blacks and Australia have met 158 times in Test matches with the All Blacks winning 109, Australia taking out 42 and there have been seven draws.

51: The All Blacks highest score against Australia was recorded in their 51-20 victory at Eden Park in 2014.

5: The All Blacks have won their last five straight Tests against Australia since losing to the Wallabies 27-19 in 2015.

114: It has been 114 years since the All Blacks and Australia played their first Test match. The All Blacks won the first Test 22-3 in Sydney.

4: The All Blacks and Australia have met in four Rugby World Cup knockout matches. The Wallabies won semifinals in 1991 and 2003 while the All Blacks took out a semifinal in 2011 and the final in 2015.
43: All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett has scored 43 Test points against Australia – the most of any current All Black.

423: The All Blacks have scored 423 tries in Test matches against Australia while the Wallabies have crossed the All Blacks line 242 times.

11: With 11 tries each, Ma’a Nonu and Richie McCaw have scored the most tries by an individual against Australia. Adam Ashley-Cooper is the leading Wallaby try-scorer against the All Blacks with nine tries.

45: The All Blacks and Australia have played 45 Test matches against each other in the history of the Rugby Championship (since 1996). The average points scored per-Test in this time frame is 45.60.

109,874: The largest attendance for an international rugby match was recorded when the All Blacks defeated Australia 39-35 in a match dubbed ‘the game of the century’ in Sydney in 2000.

The All Blacks take on Australia in game one of the Investec Rugby Championship on Saturday 19 August at 10pm NZT.