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Head-To-Head: Ireland v England

Head-To-Head: Ireland v England

See below for a statistical preview of Saturday’s GUINNESS Summer Series match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 2.30pm).

2011 GUINNESS SUMMER SERIES: Saturday, August 27

IRELAND v ENGLAND, Aviva Stadium, 2.30pm (live Sky Sports 2/highlights RTÉ Two/BBC Two)

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IRELAND: Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers); Tommy Bowe (Ospreys), Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster), Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster); Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster), Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster); Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Jerry Flannery (Shannon/Munster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster), Paul O’Connell (Young Munster/Munster) (capt), Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster), David Wallace (Garryowen/Munster), Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster).

Replacements: Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Tom Court (Malone/Ulster), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster), Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster).

ENGLAND: Ben Foden (Northampton Saints); Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Mike Tindall (London Irish) (capt), Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks); Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens); Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks), Steve Thompson (London Wasps), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers), James Haskell (Black Rams), Nick Easter (Harlequins).

Replacements: Dylan Hartley (Bath), Matt Stevens (Saracens), Simon Shaw (Unattached), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Joe Simpson (London Wasps), Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers), Delon Armitage (London Irish).

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (France), Tim Hayes (Wales)
Television Match Official: Giulio De Santis (Italy)


Played – 124
Ireland Won – 46
England Won – 70
Drawn – 8

The drawn games were in 1882 (two tries each), 1910 (0-0), 1925 (6-6), 1953 (9-9), 1955 (6-6), 1963 (0-0), 1966 (6-6) and 1968 (9-9)

Ireland v England: IRFU Stats Vault

Biggest Wins:

Ireland: Points & Margin: 43-13, 2007 Six Nations

England: Points: 50-18, 2000 Six Nations; Margin: 46-6, 1997 Five Nations

Individual Records In The Series:

Most Points In A Match: Ireland 21 (Ollie Campbell 1983, Ronan O’Gara 2007); England 23 (Paul Grayson 1996)

Most Tries In A Match: Ireland 2 (by 13 players – last by Tommy Bowe 2010); England 3 (Henry Taylor 1881, Chris Oti 1988)

Ireland v England In The Six Nations:

2000: England won 50-18, Twickenham; 2001: Ireland won 20-14, Lansdowne Road; 2002: England won 45-11, Twickenham; 2003: England won 42-6, Lansdowne Road; 2004: Ireland won 19-13, Twickenham; 2005: Ireland won 19-13, Lansdowne Road; 2006: Ireland won 28-24, Twickenham; 2007: Ireland won 43-13, Croke Park; 2008: England won 33-10, Twickenham; 2009: Ireland won 14-13, Croke Park; 2010: Ireland won 20-16, Twickenham; 2011: Ireland won 24-8, Aviva Stadium

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2010 Six Nations:

Won 29-11 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Lost 33-10 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 20-16 v England away (Six Nations)
Won 27-12 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Lost 23-20 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Lost 66-28 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 22-15 v Australia away (Summer Tour)
Lost 23-21 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 20-10 v Samoa home (Autumn Series)
Lost 38-18 v New Zealand home (Autumn Series)
Won 29-9 v Argentina home (Autumn Series)
Won 13-11 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Lost 25-22 v France home (Six Nations)
Won 21-18 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Lost 19-13 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 24-8 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 10-6 v Scotland away (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 19-12 v France away (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 26-22 v France home (World Cup Warm-Up)

England – Form Guide From Start Of The 2010 Six Nations:

Won 30-17 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Won 17-12 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Lost 20-16 v Ireland home (Six Nations)
Drew 15-15 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Lost 12-10 v France away (Six Nations)
Lost 27-17 v Australia away (Summer Tour)
Won 21-20 v Australia away (Summer Tour)
Lost 26-16 v New Zealand home (Autumn Series)
Won 35-18 v Australia home (Autumn Series)
Won 26-13 v Samoa home (Autumn Series)
Lost 21-11 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 26-19 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 59-13 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Won 17-9 v France home (Six Nations)
Won 22-16 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Lost 24-8 v Ireland away (Six Nations)
Won 23-19 v Wales home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 19-9 v Wales away (World Cup Warm-Up)

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

113 Brian O’Driscoll
110 Ronan O’Gara
105 John Hayes
98 Peter Stringer
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
82 Girvan Dempsey
77 Paul O’Connell
74 Donncha O’Callaghan
72 David Humphreys
71 David Wallace
70 Kevin Maggs
69 Mike Gibson
69 Geordan Murphy

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1022 Ronan O’Gara
560 David Humphreys
308 Michael Kiernan
296 Eric Elwood
235 Brian O’Driscoll
217 Ollie Campbell

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

44 Brian O’Driscoll
29 Denis Hickie
21 Shane Horgan
19 Girvan Dempsey
18 Geordan Murphy
17 Tommy Bowe
17 Brendan Mullin
16 Ronan O’Gara
15 Kevin Maggs
15 Keith Wood

England – Most-Capped Players:

114 Jason Leonard
86 Jonny Wilkinson
85 Rory Underwood
85 Lawrence Dallaglio
84 Martin Johnson
78 Joe Worsley
77 Matt Dawson
75 Mike Catt
73 Phil Vickery
72 Will Carling

England – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1141 Jonny Wilkinson
400 Paul Grayson
396 Rob Andrew
296 Jon Webb
259 Charlie Hodgson
240 Dusty Hare
210 Rory Underwood
203 Simon Hodgkinson
202 Toby Flood

England – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

49 Rory Underwood
31 Ben Cohen
31 Will Greenwood
30 Jeremy Guscott
28 Jason Robinson
24 Dan Luger
22 Josh Lewsey

World Rugby All-Time Top Points Scorers:

1219 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
1208 Jonny Wilkinson (1141-England, 67-Lions)
1090 Neil Jenkins (1049-Wales, 41-Lions)
1022 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
1010 Diego Dominguez (27-Argentina, 983-Italy)
967 Andrew Mehrtens (New Zealand)
942 Stephen Jones (889-Wales, 53-Lions)
911 Michael Lynagh (Australia)
893 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
878 Matt Burke (Australia)
786 Chris Paterson (Scotland)

World Rugby All-Time Top Try Scorers:

64 David Campese (Australia)
56 Shane Williams (54-Wales, 2-Lions)
50 Rory Underwood (49-England, 1-Lions)
49 Doug Howlett (New Zealand)
46 Christian Cullen (New Zealand)
46 Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand)
45 Brian O’Driscoll (44-Ireland, 1-Lions)
44 Jeff Wilson (New Zealand)
41 Gareth Thomas (40-Wales, 1-Lions)
40 Chris Latham (Australia)

(Note: Daisuke Ohata scored 69 tries for Japan, but not all against major international opposition)

The ‘100 Caps’ Club:

139 George Gregan (Australia)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
119 Brian O’Driscoll (113-Ireland, 6-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
112 Ronan O’Gara (110-Ireland, 2-Lions)
111 Philippe Sella (France)
110 George Smith (Australia)
107 John Hayes (105-Ireland, 2-Lions)
107 Victor Matfield (South Africa)
106 Stephen Jones (100-Wales, 6-Lions)
106 John Smit (South Africa)
105 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
103 Martyn Williams (99-Wales, 4-Lions)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
101 David Campese (Australia)