A rivalry in numbers: All Blacks v Australia

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Check out all the key numbers from the storied history between the two sides.


166: The All Blacks and Australia have met 166 times in Test matches with the All Blacks winning 115, Australia taking out 44 and there have been seven draws.


4: It has been four years since the All Blacks and Australia last met in Wellington. On that occasion the All Blacks prevailed 29-9.


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


34: It has been 34 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.


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.

47: The Wallabies highest score against the All Blacks was achieved in last year'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.


117: It has been 117 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.


17: The All Blacks have held the Bledisloe Cup for the past 17 years since defeating Australia 2-0 in 2003.


144: All Blacks first five-eighth/fullback Beauden Barrett has scored 144 Test points against Australia – the most of any current All Black.


464: The All Blacks have scored 464 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.


The All Blacks take on Australia in the first Bledisloe Cup Test presented by Steinlager at Sky Stadium on Sunday 11 August at 4pm NZT. Limited tickets are available HERE. 


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