Jump to main content

Menu

Vodafone
Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Head-To-Head: Ireland v England

Head-To-Head: Ireland v England

A statistical preview of Saturday’s Rugby World Cup warm-up match between Ireland and England at Twickenham (kick-off 2.30pm).

RUGBY WORLD CUP WARM-UP TEST: Saturday, September 5

ENGLAND v IRELAND, Twickenham, 2.30pm (live Sky Sports 1/RTÉ Radio 1/IRFU Live Blog/highlights RTÉ Two (7.30pm))

Google Ad Manager – 300×250 – In Article

ENGLAND: Mike Brown (Harlequins); Anthony Watson (Bath), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Jonny May (Gloucester); George Ford (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers); Joe Marler (Harlequins), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Geoff Parling (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) (capt), Ben Morgan (Gloucester).

Replacements: Jamie George (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Sam Burgess (Bath).

IRELAND: Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster); Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Jared Payne (Ulster), Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht), Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster); Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster); Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Paul O’Connell (Young Munster) (capt), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster), Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster).

Replacements: Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster), Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster), Nathan White (Connacht), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster), Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster), Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster), Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster).

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Romaine Poite (France), Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television Match Official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Head-To-Head:

Played – 129
England Won – 74
Ireland Won – 47
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 Stat Zone

Ireland v England – Results Since 2000:

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; England won 20-9, Aviva Stadium
2012: England won 30-9, Twickenham
2013: England won 12-6, Aviva Stadium
2014: England won 13-10, Twickenham
2015: Ireland won 19-9, Aviva Stadium

Biggest Wins:

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

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

Individual Records In The Series:

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

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

Most Appearances – Ireland v England:

15 – Mike Gibson
14 – Willie John McBride, Ronan O’Gara, Rory Underwood
13 – Jason Leonard, Brian O’Driscoll
12 – Tom Kiernan, Paul O’Connell, Fergus Slattery
11 – Rob Andrew, Will Carling, Moss Keane, Jack Kyle, Phil Orr, Jonny Wilkinson

Top Points Scorers – Ireland v England:

107 – Jonny Wilkinson
101 – Ronan O’Gara
67 – Paul Grayson
47 – David Humphreys
45 – Jonathan Sexton
43 – Jonathan Webb
41 – Ollie Campbell, Bob Hiller, Tom Kiernan
40 – Owen Farrell

Top Try Scorers – Ireland v England:

7 – Rory Underwood
6 – Cyril Lowe
5 – George Robinson
4 – Wilfred Bolton, Will Greenwood, Alastair Smallwood
3 – Tommy Bowe, Jeff Butterfield, Ben Cohen, Kevin Flynn, Mike Gibson, Tom Grace, Austin Healey, Shane Horgan, Dicky Lockwood, Tony Novis, Brian O’Driscoll, Bertie O’Hanlon, Chris Oti, Dean Richards, Alan Roberts, Jon Sleightholme, Mike Slemen, Henry Taylor, Alfred Tedford, Tony Underwood

England – Form Guide From Start Of The 2014 Six Nations:

Lost 26-24 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 20-0 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Won 13-10 v Ireland home (Six Nations)
Won 29-18 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Won 52-11 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Lost 20-15 v New Zealand away (Summer Series)
Lost 28-27 v New Zealand away (Summer Series)
Lost 36-13 v New Zealand away (Summer Series)
Lost 24-21 v New Zealand home (Autumn Test)
Lost 31-28 v South Africa home (Autumn Test)
Won 28-9 v Samoa home (Autumn Test)
Won 26-17 v Australia home (Autumn Test)
Won 21-16 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 47-17 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Lost 19-9 v Ireland away (Six Nations)
Won 25-13 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Won 55-35 v France home (Six Nations)
Won 19-14 v France home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 25-20 v France away (World Cup Warm-Up)

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2014 Six Nations:

Won 28-6 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Won 26-3 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Lost 13-10 v England away (Six Nations)
Won 46-7 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Won 22-20 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 29-17 v Argentina away (Summer Tour)
Won 23-17 v Argentina away (Summer Tour)
Won 29-15 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 49-7 v Georgia home (Autumn Series)
Won 26-23 v Australia home (Autumn Series)
Won 26-3 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Won 18-11 v France home (Six Nations)
Won 19-9 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 23-16 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 40-10 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Won 35-21 v Wales away (World Cup Warm-Up)
Won 28-22 v Scotland home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 16-10 v Wales home (World Cup Warm-Up)

England – Most-Capped Players:

114 Jason Leonard
91 Jonny Wilkinson
85 Rory Underwood
85 Lawrence Dallaglio
84 Martin Johnson
78 Joe Worsley
77 Matt Dawson
75 Mike Catt
75 Mike Tindall
73 Phil Vickery
73 Steve Thompson

England – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1179 Jonny Wilkinson
400 Paul Grayson
396 Rob Andrew
301 Toby Flood
296 Jonathan Webb
294 Owen Farrell
269 Charlie Hodgson
240 Dusty Hare
210 Rory Underwood
203 Simon Hodgkinson

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

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

133 Brian O’Driscoll
128 Ronan O’Gara
105 John Hayes
103 Paul O’Connell
98 Peter Stringer
94 Donncha O’Callaghan
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
84 Rory Best
82 Gordon D’Arcy
82 Girvan Dempsey
74 Jamie Heaslip
72 David Humphreys
72 David Wallace
72 Geordan Murphy
70 Kevin Maggs
69 Mike Gibson

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

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

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

46 Brian O’Driscoll
29 Denis Hickie
28 Tommy Bowe
21 Shane Horgan
19 Girvan Dempsey
18 Geordan Murphy
17 Brendan Mullin
16 Andrew Trimble
16 Ronan O’Gara
15 Kevin Maggs
15 Keith Wood
14 George Stephenson
13 Keith Earls

World Rugby All-Time Top Points Scorers:

1516 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)
59 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:

142 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
141 Brian O’Driscoll (133-Ireland, 8-Lions)
139 George Gregan (Australia)
130 Ronan O’Gara (128-Ireland, 2-Lions)
126 Keven Mealamu (New Zealand)
123 Victor Matfield (South Africa)
120 Gethin Jenkins (115-Wales, 5-Lions)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
116 Nathan Sharpe (Australia)
115 Tony Woodcock (New Zealand)
112 Sergio Parisse (Italy)
112 Marco Bortolami (Italy)
112 Martin Castrogiovanni (Italy)
111 Philippe Sella (France)
111 John Smit (South Africa)
111 George Smith (Australia)
110 Paul O’Connell (103-Ireland, 7-Lions)
110 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
110 Stephen Jones (104-Wales, 6-Lions)
109 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
108 Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)
107 John Hayes (105-Ireland, 2-Lions)
107 Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
106 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
104 Martyn Williams (100-Wales, 4-Lions)
104 Mauro Bergamasco (Italy)
103 Andrea Lo Cicero (Italy)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
101 David Campese (Australia)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
100 Adam Jones (95-Wales, 5-Lions)
100 Mils Muliaina (New Zealand)
100 Vasco Uva (Portugal)