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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Head-To-Head: Ireland v England

Head-To-Head: Ireland v England

Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale gains ground during last season's Guinness Six Nations clash with England ©INPHO/Gary Carr

A statistical preview of the Rugby World Cup warm-up match between Ireland and England at Twickenham (kick-off 3pm).

RUGBY WORLD CUP WARM-UP MATCH: Saturday, August 24

ENGLAND v IRELAND, Twickenham, 3pm (live Sky Sports Action/Main Event/RTÉ Radio 1/IRFU Live Blog/highlights BBC Two)

ENGLAND: Elliot Daly (Saracens); Joe Cokanasiga (Bath), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Owen Farrell (Saracens) (capt), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers); George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers); Joe Marler (Harlequins), Jamie George (Saracens), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Sam Underhill (Bath), Billy Vunipola (Saracens).

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons/Sale Sharks), Willi Heinz (Gloucester), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Jonathan Joseph (Bath).

IRELAND: Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster); Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster), Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht), Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster); Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster); Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster), Iain Henderson (Queen’s University/Ulster), Jean Kleyn (Munster), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster), Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster), CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster).

Replacements: Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Ulster), Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster), Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster), Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht), Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster).

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Jérôme Garcès, Alex Ruiz (both France)
Television Match Official: Philippe Bonhoure (France)

Head-To-Head:

Played – 134
England Won – 77
Ireland Won – 49
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 – 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; England won 21-13, Twickenham
2016: England won 21-10, Twickenham
2017: Ireland won 13-9, Aviva Stadium
2018: Ireland won 24-15, Twickenham
2019: England won 32-20, 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 – Rory Best, Mike Gibson
14 – Willie John McBride, Ronan O’Gara, Rory Underwood
13 – Jason Leonard, Paul O’Connell, Brian O’Driscoll
12 – Tom Kiernan, Jonathan Sexton, Fergus Slattery
11 – Rob Andrew, Will Carling, Dylan Hartley, Cian Healy, Moss Keane, Jack Kyle, Phil Orr, Jonny Wilkinson
10 – Dan Cole, James Haskell, John Hayes, Jamie Heaslip, Michael Kiernan, Ray McLoughlin, Brendan Mullin, Noel Murphy, George Stephenson, Peter Stringer

Top Points Scorers – Ireland v England:

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

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, Jonny May, 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 2018 Six Nations:

Won 46-15 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Won 12-6 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Lost 25-13 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Lost 22-16 v France away (Six Nations)
Lost 24-15 v Ireland home (Six Nations)
Lost 42-39 v South Africa away (Summer Series)
Lost 23-12 v South Africa away (Summer Series)
Won 25-10 v South Africa away (Summer Series)
Won 12-11 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Lost 16-15 v New Zealand home (Autumn Series)
Won 35-15 v Japan home (Autumn Series)
Won 37-18 v Australia home (Autumn Series)
Won 32-20 v Ireland away (Six Nations)
Won 44-8 v France home (Six Nations)
Lost 21-13 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 57-14 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Drew 38-38 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Won 33-19 v Wales home (Rugby World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 13-6 v Wales away (Rugby World Cup Warm-Up)

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2018 Six Nations:

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)
Won 57-14 v USA home (GUINNESS Series)
Lost 32-20 v England home (Six Nations)
Won 22-13 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Won 26-16 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Won 26-14 v France home (Six Nations)
Lost 25-7 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 29-10 v Italy home (GUINNESS Summer Series)

England – Most-Capped Players:

114 Jason Leonard
97 Dylan Hartley
91 Jonny Wilkinson
87 Dan Cole
87 Ben Youngs
85 Lawrence Dallaglio
85 Rory Underwood
84 Danny Care
84 Martin Johnson
78 Joe Worsley
77 Matt Dawson
77 James Haskell
75 Mike Catt
75 Mike Tindall
73 Courtney Lawes
73 Steve Thompson
73 Phil Vickery

England – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1179 Jonny Wilkinson
785 Owen Farrell
400 Paul Grayson
396 Rob Andrew
301 Toby Flood
296 Jonathan Webb
269 Charlie Hodgson
266 George Ford
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
24 Jonny May
22 Josh Lewsey
20 Chris Ashton
20 Mark Cueto
18 Cyril Lowe

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

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

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1083 Ronan O’Gara
761 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
150 Keith Earls
145 Denis Hickie

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

46 Brian O’Driscoll
30 Tommy Bowe
30 Keith Earls
29 Denis Hickie
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 Conor Murray
14 George Stephenson
14 Jacob Stockdale
13 Jamie Heaslip
13 Rob Kearney
12 Keith Crossan
12 David Wallace
11 Alan Duggan
11 Simon Geoghegan

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)
951 Florin Vlaicu (Romania)
911 Michael Lynagh (Australia)
893 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
878 Matt Burke (Australia)
840 Merab Kvirikashvili (Georgia)
816 Owen Farrell (England)
809 Chris Paterson (Scotland)

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)
40 George North (38-Wales, 2-Lions)

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