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Head-To-Head: Ireland v Australia

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Australia

See below for a statistical preview of Saturday’s GUINNESS Series Test match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 5.45pm).

2013 GUINNESS SERIES: Saturday, November 16

IRELAND v AUSTRALIA, Aviva Stadium, 5.45pm (live RTÉ Two/BBC Two/O2 MatchDay Live)

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IRELAND: Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster); Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster), Luke Marshall (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster); Jonathan Sexton (Racing Metro 92), Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster); Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Paul O’Connell (Young Munster/Munster) (capt), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster), Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster).

Replacements: Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Stephen Archer (Cork Constitution/Munster), Mike McCarthy (Leinster), Kevin McLaughlin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster), Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster), Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht).

AUSTRALIA: Israel Folau (NSW Waratahs); Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs), Tevita Kuridrani (ACT Brumbies), Matt Toomua (ACT Brumbies), Nick Cummins (Western Force); Quade Cooper (Queensland Reds), Will Genia (Queensland Reds); James Slipper (Queensland Reds), Stephen Moore (ACT Brumbies), Sekope Kepu (NSW Waratahs), James Horwill (Queensland Reds), Rob Simmons (Queensland Reds), Scott Fardy (ACT Brumbies), Michael Hooper (NSW Waratahs), Ben Mowen (ACT Brumbies) (capt).

Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau (NSW Waratahs), Benn Robinson (NSW Waratahs), Paddy Ryan (NSW Waratahs), Sitaleki Timani (NSW Waratahs), Liam Gill (Queensland Reds), Nic White (ACT Brumbies), Christian Leali’ifano (ACT Brumbies), Joe Tomane (ACT Brumbies).

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (France), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television Match Official: Geoff Warren (England)


Played – 30
Ireland Won – 9
Australia Won – 20
Drawn – 1

Ireland v Australia: IRFU Stats Vault

Biggest Wins And Margins:

Ireland: Points: 27-12, 1979 First Test; Margin: 27-12, 1979 First Test; 21-6, 2006 Tour Match

Australia: Points & Margin: 46-10, 1999 First Test

Individual Records In The Series:

Most Points In A Match: Ireland 19 (Ollie Campbell, 1979 First Test); Australia 25 (Elton Flatley, 2003 Tour Match)

Most Tries In A Match: Ireland 2 (Colin Paterson, 1979 First Test); Australia 3 (Tiaan Strauss, 1999 First Test)

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2012 Six Nations:

Lost 23-21 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Won 42-10 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Drew 17-17 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 32-14 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Lost 30-9 v England away (Six Nations)
Lost 42-10 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 22-19 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 60-0 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 16-12 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 46-24 v Argentina home (Autumn Series)
Won 30-22 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Lost 12-6 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 12-8 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Drew 13-13 v France home (Six Nations)
Lost 22-15 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Won 15-12 v USA away (Summer Tour)
Won 40-14 v Canada away (Summer Tour)
Won 40-9 v Samoa home (Autumn Series)

Australia – Form Guide From The Start Of The 2012 Test Season:

Lost 9-6 v Scotland home (Summer Test)
Won 27-19 v Wales home (Summer Series)
Won 25-23 v Wales home (Summer Series)
Won 20-19 v Wales home (Summer Series)
Lost 27-19 v New Zealand home (Rugby Championship)
Lost 22-0 v New Zealand away (Rugby Championship)
Won 26-19 v South Africa home (Rugby Championship)
Won 23-19 v Argentina home (Rugby Championship)
Lost 31-8 v South Africa away (Rugby Championship)
Won 25-19 v Argentina away (Rugby Championship)
Drawn 18-18 v New Zealand home (Bledisloe Cup)
Lost 33-6 v France away (Autumn Tour)
Won 20-14 v England away (Autumn Tour)
Won 22-19 v Italy away (Autumn Tour)
Won 14-12 v Wales away (Autumn Tour)
Lost 23-21 v British & Irish Lions home (Lions Test Series)
Won 16-15 v British & Irish Lions home (Lions Test Series)
Lost 41-16 v British & Irish Lions home (Lions Test Series)
Lost 47-29 v New Zealand home (Rugby Championship)
Lost 27-16 v New Zealand away (Rugby Championship)
Lost 38-12 v South Africa home (Rugby Championship)
Won 14-13 v Argentina home (Rugby Championship)
Lost 28-8 v South Africa away (Rugby Championship)
Won 54-17 v Argentina away (Rugby Championship)
Lost 41-33 v New Zealand away (Bledisloe Cup)
Lost 20-13 v England away (Autumn Tour)
Won 50-20 v Italy away (Autumn Tour)

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

128 Ronan O’Gara
126 Brian O’Driscoll
105 John Hayes
98 Peter Stringer
94 Donncha O’Callaghan
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
86 Paul O’Connell
82 Girvan Dempsey
74 Gordon D’Arcy
72 David Humphreys
72 David Wallace
72 Geordan Murphy
70 Kevin Maggs

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1083 Ronan O’Gara
560 David Humphreys
308 Michael Kiernan
296 Eric Elwood
282 Jonathan Sexton
245 Brian O’Driscoll
217 Ollie Campbell
158 Tom Kiernan

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

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

Australia – Most-Capped Players:

139 George Gregan
116 Nathan Sharpe
111 George Smith
102 Stephen Larkham
101 David Campese
92 Matt Giteau
89 Adam Ashley-Cooper
88 Stephen Moore
86 John Eales
86 Joe Roff
81 Matthew Burke
80 Tim Horan
80 Stirling Mortlock
79 Phil Waugh
79 David Wilson

Australia – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

911 Michael Lynagh
878 Matthew Burke
684 Matt Giteau
489 Stirling Mortlock
315 David Campese
260 Paul McLean
244 Joe Roff
223 James O’Connor
200 Chris Latham
200 Berrick Barnes

Australia – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

64 David Campese
40 Chris Latham
30 Tim Horan
30 Drew Mitchell
30 Joe Roff
30 Lote Tuqiri
29 Matthew Burke
29 Matt Giteau
29 Stirling Mortlock
26 Adam Ashley-Cooper

World Rugby All-Time Top Points Scorers:

1435 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
1246 Jonny Wilkinson (1179-England, 67-Lions)
1090 Neil Jenkins (1049-Wales, 41-Lions)
1083 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
1010 Diego Dominguez (27-Argentina, 983-Italy)
970 Stephen Jones (917-Wales, 53-Lions)
967 Andrew Mehrtens (New Zealand)
911 Michael Lynagh (Australia)
893 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
878 Matt Burke (Australia)
809 Chris Paterson (Scotland)

World Rugby All-Time Top Try Scorers:

64 David Campese (Australia)
60 Shane Williams (58-Wales, 2-Lions)
53 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
50 Rory Underwood (49-England, 1-Lions)
49 Doug Howlett (New Zealand)
47 Brian O’Driscoll (46-Ireland, 1-Lions)
46 Christian Cullen (New Zealand)
46 Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand)
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)
134 Brian O’Driscoll (126-Ireland, 8-Lions)
130 Ronan O’Gara (128-Ireland, 2-Lions)
122 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
116 Nathan Sharpe (Australia)
111 Philippe Sella (France)
111 John Smit (South Africa)
111 George Smith (Australia)
110 Victor Matfield (South Africa)
110 Stephen Jones (104-Wales, 6-Lions)
109 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
109 Keven Mealamu (New Zealand)
107 John Hayes (105-Ireland, 2-Lions)
106 Tony Woodcock (New Zealand)
104 Martyn Williams (100-Wales, 4-Lions)
104 Gethin Jenkins (99-Wales, 5-Lions)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
103 Andrea Lo Cicero (Italy)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
101 David Campese (Australia)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
100 Mils Muliaina (New Zealand)