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Head-To-Head: Ireland v USA

Head-To-Head: Ireland v USA

A statistical preview of Ireland’s final match of the 2018 GUINNESS Series against the USA at the Aviva Stadium tonight (kick-off 6.30pm).

2018 GUINNESS SERIES MATCH: Saturday, November 24

IRELAND v USA, Aviva Stadium, 6.30pm (live RTE Two/www.rte.ie/live (ROI only)/Channel 4/RTE Radio 1/BBC Radio Ulster MW/IRFU Live Blog)

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IRELAND: Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster); Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster), Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster), Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/Ulster), Darren Sweetnam (Cork Constitution/Munster); Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster), John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster); Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster), Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster), Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht), Tadhg Beirne (Munster), Iain Henderson (Queen’s University/Ulster), Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) (capt), Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster), Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster).

Replacements: Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster), Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht), Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster), Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster), Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster), Sam Arnold (Garryowen/Munster).

USA: Will Hooley (Bedford Blues); Blaine Scully (Cardiff Blues) (capt), Bryce Campbell (London Irish), Paul Lasike (Harlequins), Marcel Brache (Perth/Western Force); Will Magie (Glendale Raptors), Shaun Davies (Glendale Raptors); Titi Lamositele (Saracens), Joe Taufete’e (Worcester Warriors), Paul Mullen (Unattached), Greg Peterson (Glasgow Warriors), Nick Civetta (Doncaster Knights), John Quill (Glendale Raptors), Hanco Germishuys (Unattached), Cam Dolan (NOLA Gold).

Replacements: Dylan Fawsitt (Old Blue New York/Rugby United New York), Chance Wenglewski (Lindenwood University), Dino Waldren (London Scottish), Samu Manoa (Cardiff Blues), David Tameilau (Glasgow Warriors), Ruben de Haas (Free State Cheetahs), Gannon Moore (North Harbour Rugby), Ryan Matyas (San Diego Legion).

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television Match Official: Ian Davies (Wales)


Played – 9
Ireland Won – 9
USA Won – 0

Ireland v USA: IRFU Stat Zone

Ireland v USA – Previous Results:

November 5, 1994 – Autumn Test: Ireland 26 USA 15, Lansdowne Road, Dublin
January 6, 1996 – Mid-Year Test: USA 18 Ireland 25, Life College Stadium, Atlanta
October 2, 1999 – Rugby World Cup Pool E: Ireland 53 USA 8, Lansdowne Road, Dublin
June 10, 2000 – Summer Tour: USA 3 Ireland 83, Singer Family Park, Manchester
November 20, 2004 – Autumn Test: Ireland 55 USA 6, Lansdowne Road, Dublin
May 31, 2009 – Summer Tour: USA 10 Ireland 27, Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara
September 11, 2011 – Rugby World Cup Pool C: Ireland 22 USA 10, Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
June 8, 2013 – Summer Tour: USA 12 Ireland 15, BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston
June 10, 2017 – Summer Tour: USA 19 Ireland 55, Red Bull Arena, New Jersey

Biggest Wins:

Ireland: Points & Margin: 83-3, 2000 Summer Tour


Individual Records In The Series:

Most Points In A Match: Ireland 20 (Keith Wood 1999, David Humphreys 2004); USA 12 (Chris Wyles 2013)

Most Tries In A Match: Ireland 4 (Keith Wood 1999); USA 1 (Vaea Anitoni 1994, Andre Bachelet 1994, Richard Tardits 1996, Jason Walker 1996, Kevin Dalzell 1999, Roland Suniula 2009, Paul Emerick 2011, Nick Civetta 2017, John Quill 2017, Ryan Matyas 2017)

Most Appearances – Ireland v USA:

4 – Mark Williams (USA)
3 – Vaea Anitoni (USA), Jonathan Bell (Ireland), Chris Biller (USA), Tom Billups (USA), Tom Court (Ireland), David Humphreys (Ireland), Paddy Johns (Ireland), Denis Leamy (Ireland), Dan Lyle (USA), Mike MacDonald (USA), Kevin Maggs (Ireland), Eric Miller (Ireland), Geordan Murphy (Ireland), Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland), Mike Petri (USA), Mike Ross (Ireland), Louis Stanfill (USA), Richard Tardits (USA), Paul Wallace (Ireland), Keith Wood (Ireland)

Top Points Scorers – Ireland v USA:

41 – David Humphreys (Ireland)
20 – Geordan Murphy (Ireland), Keith Wood (Ireland)
18 – Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
15 – Tommy Bowe (Ireland), Eric Elwood (Ireland), Ian Madigan (Ireland), Mike Mullins (Ireland)
13 – Alan McGowan (Ireland)
12 – Chris Wyles (USA)
10 – Rory Best (Ireland), Keith Earls (Ireland), Guy Easterby (Ireland), Simon Easterby (Ireland)

Top Try Scorers – Ireland v USA:

4 – Geordan Murphy (Ireland), Keith Wood (Ireland)
3 – Tommy Bowe (Ireland), Mike Mullins (Ireland)
2 – Rory Best (Ireland), Keith Earls (Ireland), Guy Easterby (Ireland), Simon Easterby (Ireland)

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2017 Six Nations:

Lost 27-22 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Won 63-10 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Won 19-9 v France home (Six Nations)
Lost 22-9 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 13-9 v England home (Six Nations)
Won 55-19 v USA away (Summer Tour)
Won 50-22 v Japan away (Summer Series)
Won 35-13 v Japan away (Summer Series)
Won 38-3 v South Africa home (GUINNESS Series)
Won 23-20 v Fiji home (GUINNESS Series)
Won 28-19 v Argentina home (GUINNESS Series)
Won 15-13 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 56-19 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Won 37-27 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Won 30-25 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Won 24-15 v England away (Six Nations)
Lost 18-9 v Australia away (Summer Series)
Won 26-21 v Australia away (Summer Series)
Won 20-16 v Australia away (Summer Series)
Won 54-7 v Italy neutral (Autumn Test)
Won 28-17 v Argentina home (GUINNESS Series)
Won 16-9 v New Zealand home (GUINNESS Series)

USA – Form Guide From Start Of 2017 Test Season:

Won 29-23 v Uruguay home (Americas Rugby Championship)
Won 51-3 v Brazil home (Americas Rugby Championship)
Won 51-34 v Canada away (Americas Rugby Championship)
Won 57-9 v Chile away (Americas Rugby Championship)
Lost 55-19 v Ireland home (Summer Test)
Lost 21-17 v Georgia home (Summer Test)
Drew 28-28 v Canada away (Rugby World Cup Qualifier)
Won 52-16 v Canada home (Rugby World Cup Qualifier)
Won 46-17 v Germany away (Autumn Tour)
Lost 21-20 v Georgia away (Autumn Tour)
Won 17-10 v Argentina XV home (Americas Rugby Championship)
Won 29-10 v Canada home (Americas Rugby Championship)
Won 45-13 v Chile home (Americas Rugby Championship)
Won 43-16 v Brazil away (Americas Rugby Championship)
Won 61-19 v Uruguay away (Americas Rugby Championship)
Won 62-13 v Russia home (Summer Test)
Won 30-29 v Scotland home (Summer Test)
Won 42-17 v Canada away (Summer Test)
Won 30-29 v Samoa neutral (Autumn Tour)
Won 31-5 v Romania away (Autumn Tour)

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

133 Brian O’Driscoll
128 Ronan O’Gara
113 Rory Best
108 Paul O’Connell
105 John Hayes
98 Peter Stringer
95 Jamie Heaslip
94 Donncha O’Callaghan
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
87 Rob Kearney
83 Cian Healy
82 Gordon D’Arcy
82 Girvan Dempsey
78 Jonathan Sexton
72 Keith Earls
72 David Humphreys
72 Geordan Murphy
72 David Wallace
71 Eoin Reddan
70 Kevin Maggs
70 Andrew Trimble
69 Tommy Bowe
69 Mike Gibson
67 Marcus Horan
67 Conor Murray

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1083 Ronan O’Gara
738 Jonathan Sexton
560 David Humphreys
308 Michael Kiernan
296 Eric Elwood
245 Brian O’Driscoll
217 Ollie Campbell
195 Paddy Jackson
158 Tom Kiernan
150 Tommy Bowe
145 Denis Hickie
135 Keith Earls

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

46 Brian O’Driscoll
30 Tommy Bowe
29 Denis Hickie
27 Keith Earls
21 Shane Horgan
19 Girvan Dempsey
18 Geordan Murphy
17 Brendan Mullin
17 Andrew Trimble
16 Ronan O’Gara
15 Kevin Maggs
15 Keith Wood
14 George Stephenson
13 Jamie Heaslip
13 Rob Kearney
12 Keith Crossan
12 Conor Murray
12 Jacob Stockdale
12 David Wallace
11 Alan Duggan
11 Simon Geoghegan

USA – Most-Capped Players:

76 Todd Clever
67 Mike MacDonald
62 Luke Gross
58 Alec Parker
57 Mike Petri
56 Louis Stanfill
54 Chris Wyles
53 Paul Emerick
53 Dave Hodges
49 Kort Schubert
48 Mike Hercus
46 Vaea Anitoni

USA – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

465 Mike Hercus
286 Matt Alexander
223 AJ MacGinty
222 Chris Wyles
144 Chris O’Brien
143 Mark Williams
130 Vaea Anitoni
109 Kevin Dalzell
100 Grant Wells
85 Paul Emerick
80 Todd Clever

USA – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

26 Vaea Anitoni
17 Paul Emerick
16 Todd Clever
16 Chris Wyles
13 Cam Dolan
13 Takudzwa Ngwenya
13 Joe Taufete’e
13 Mike Te’o
11 Blaine Scully
10 Phillip Eloff

World Rugby All-Time Top Points Scorers:

1598 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)
886 Florin Vlaicu (Romania)
878 Matt Burke (Australia)
840 Merab Kvirikashvili (Georgia)
809 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
762 Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
743 Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

World Rugby All-Time Top Try Scorers:

67 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
64 David Campese (Australia)
60 Shane Williams (58-Wales, 2-Lions)
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)
46 Julian Savea (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:

148 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
141 Brian O’Driscoll (133-Ireland, 8-Lions)
139 George Gregan (Australia)
134 Gethin Jenkins (129-Wales, 5-Lions)
134 Sergio Parisse (Italy)
132 Keven Mealamu (New Zealand)
130 Ronan O’Gara (128-Ireland, 2-Lions)
129 Stephen Moore (Australia)
128 Alun Wyn Jones (119-Wales, 9-Lions)
127 Victor Matfield (South Africa)
124 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
119 Martin Castrogiovanni (Italy)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
118 Tony Woodcock (New Zealand)
117 Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)
117 Kieran Read (New Zealand)
116 Nathan Sharpe (Australia)
115 Paul O’Connell (108-Ireland, 7-Lions)
114 Merab Kvirikashvili (Georgia)
113 Rory Best (Ireland)
112 Marco Bortolami (Italy)
112 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
112 Davit Kacharava (Georgia)
112 Florin Vlaicu (Romania)
111 Ross Ford (110-Scotland, 1-Lions)
111 Philippe Sella (France)
111 John Smit (South Africa)
111 George Smith (Australia)
110 Stephen Jones (104-Wales, 6-Lions)
109 Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
109 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
108 Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)
108 Alessandro Zanni (Italy)
107 John Hayes (105-Ireland, 2-Lions)
107 Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa)
106 Mauro Bergamasco (Italy)
106 Owen Franks (New Zealand)
105 Catalin Fercu (Romania)
105 Sean Lamont (Scotland)
104 Martyn Williams (100-Wales, 4-Lions)
103 Matt Giteau (Australia)
103 Andrea Lo Cicero (Italy)
103 Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
102 Sekope Kepu (Australia)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
101 David Campese (Australia)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
101 Goncalo Uva (Portugal)
101 Vasco Uva (Portugal)
100 Giorgi Chkhaidze (Georgia)
100 Jamie Heaslip (95-Ireland, 5-Lions)
100 Adam Jones (95-Wales, 5-Lions)
100 Yuri Kushnarev (Russia)
100 Mils Muliaina (New Zealand)