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All Blacks v Australia: A rivalry in numbers

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allblacks.com     11 Aug 2019     Getty Images

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

165: The All Blacks and Australia have met 165 times in Test matches with the All Blacks winning 114, Australia taking out 44 and there have been seven draws.

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54: The All Blacks highest score against Australia was recorded in their 54-34 victory at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium in 2017.

33: It has been 33 years since Australia last defeated the All Blacks at Eden Park. On 6 September 1986, Australia beat the All Blacks 9-22 with David Campese and Andrew Leeds scoring tries. 

47: The Wallabies highest score against the All Blacks was acheived in last weekend's 47-26 victory at Optus Stadium in Perth. The winning margin of 21 also equalled their previous biggest winning margin of 21 points recorded in 1999.

116: It has been 116 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.

16: The All Blacks have held the Bledisloe Cup for the past 16 years since defeating Australia 2-0 in 2003.



21: All Blacks captain Kieran Read made 21 tackles in last weekend's loss in Perth, three more than any other player in the game.

142: All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett has scored 142 Test points against Australia – the most of any current All Black.

10: Ten tries were scored in last weekend's clash in Perth, with Australia winning 47-26 to set up the decider at Eden Park.

459: The All Blacks have scored 459 tries in Test matches against Australia while the Wallabies have crossed the All Blacks line 265 times.

11: With 11 tries each, Ma’a Nonu, Richie McCaw and Beauden Barrett 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.

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 the Bledisloe Cup decider at Eden Park on Saturday 17 August at 7.35pm NZT.