All the stats and facts for England’s World Cup quarter-final clash with the Wallabies in Oita on Saturday.
– This will be a replay of the Rugby World Cup finals of 1991 (first title Australia) and 2003 (only title England).
– These teams will meet for the seventh time at the RWC. Both teams have won three of the previous six encounters.
– England (W3-D0-L3) are one of three RWC opponents Australia do not have a winning track record against. The others are France (W1-D0-L1) and New Zealand (W2-D0-L2).
– Australia (W3-D0-L3) are one of four RWC opponents England do not have a winning track record against. The others are New Zealand (W0-D0-L3), South Africa (W1-D0-L3) and Wales (W1-D0-L2).
– England have not had four defeats by any RWC opponents they have faced. The only opponents they have beaten four times are USA.
– England are already the only RWC opponents Australia have lost to on three separate occasions. The Wallabies have only beaten Wales (5) and Ireland (4) more than three times at the World Cup.
– England vs Australia will become the third fixture to be played for the seventh time at the Rugby World Cup. This was also the case with Australia vs Wales and France vs New Zealand.
– England have won each of their past six Test encounters with Australia, the longest winning streak between these two teams. England have also won eight of their last nine against the Wallabies.
– Australia last defeated England in the last World Cup encounter between these teams. On 3 October 2015, Australia won 33-13 in the pool phase. England were eliminated from contention because of it.
– After the 1991 final, England won all three knockout matches against Australia: the 1995 and 2007 quarter-finals and the final in 2003.
– England and Australia will meet for the 51st time in a Test match. Australia won 25 matches, England 24, with one draw (1997, 15-15).
– England can draw level in the head-to-head for the first time since 7 January 1928, when they had one win and one loss. Australia has had an advantage in the head-to-head since.
– On 6 June 1998, Australia won 76-0 in Brisbane, which marks by far the biggest defeat for England ever in a Test match (next biggest is by 48 points).
– The 2003 final between England and Australia is the last World Cup match to date that went into extra time.
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