History of rugby union matches between England and Wales

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Starting An Attack, a painting of the England v Wales rugby match at Twickenham Stadium in 1931

England and Wales have played each other at rugby union since 1881. A total of 125 matches have been played, with England having won 57 times, Wales having won 56 times and twelve matches having been drawn. There is a considerable rivalry between the sides due to the proximity of the two nations and the history between them.

Summary[edit]

Overall[edit]

Details Played Won by
 England
Won by
 Wales
Drawn England points Wales points
In England 62 36 18 8 956 587
In Wales 61 20 37 4 645 830
Neutral venue 2 1 1 0 31 33
Overall 125 57 56 12 1632 1450

Records[edit]

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record England Wales
Longest winning streak 7 (4 Mar 2000–5 Feb 2005) 5 (15 Feb 1975–16 Feb 1980)
Largest points for
Home 62 (4 August 2007) 34 (15 April 1967)
Away 44 (3 February 2001) 32 (11 April 1999)
Largest winning margin
Home 57 (4 August 2007) 27 (16 March 2013)
Away 34 (23 August 2003) 13 (8 Jun 1987)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match report
125 9 March 2014 Twickenham Stadium, London 29 – 18  England 2014 Six Nations
124 16 March 2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 30 – 3  Wales 2013 Six Nations BBC
123 25 February 2012 Twickenham Stadium, London 12 – 19  Wales 2012 Six Nations BBC
122 13 August 2011 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 19 – 9  Wales 2011 Rugby World Cup warm up test BBC
121 6 August 2011 Twickenham, London 23 – 19  England 2011 Rugby World Cup warm up test BBC
120 4 February 2011 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 19 – 26  England 2011 Six Nations BBC
119 6 February 2010 Twickenham, London 30 – 17  England 2010 Six Nations BBC
118 14 February 2009 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 23 – 15  Wales 2009 Six Nations BBC
117 2 February 2008 Twickenham, London 19 – 26  Wales 2008 Six Nations BBC
116 4 August 2007 Twickenham, London 62 – 5  England 2007 Rugby World Cup warm up test BBC
115 17 March 2007 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 27 – 18  Wales 2007 Six Nations BBC
114 4 February 2006 Twickenham, London 47 – 13  England 2006 Six Nations BBC
113 5 February 2005 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 11 – 9  Wales 2005 Six Nations BBC
112 20 March 2004 Twickenham, London 31 – 21  England 2004 Six Nations
111 9 November 2003 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia 28 – 17  England 2003 Rugby World Cup
110 23 August 2003 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 9 – 43  England 2003 Rugby World Cup warm up test
109 22 February 2003 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 9 – 26  England 2003 Six Nations
108 23 March 2002 Twickenham, London 50 – 10  England 2002 Six Nations
107 3 February 2001 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 15 – 44  England 2001 Six Nations
106 4 March 2000 Twickenham, London 46 – 12  England 2000 Six Nations
105 11 April 1999 Wembley Stadium, London 32 – 31  Wales 1999 Five Nations Championship
104 21 February 1998 Twickenham, London 60 – 26  England 1998 Five Nations Championship
103 15 March 1997 National Stadium, Cardiff 13 – 34  England 1997 Five Nations Championship
102 3 February 1996 Twickenham, London 21 – 15  England 1996 Five Nations Championship
101 18 February 1995 National Stadium, Cardiff 9 – 23  England 1995 Five Nations Championship
100 19 March 1994 Twickenham, London 15 – 8  England 1994 Five Nations Championship
99 6 February 1993 National Stadium, Cardiff 10 – 9  Wales 1993 Five Nations Championship
98 7 March 1992 Twickenham, London 24 – 0  England 1992 Five Nations Championship
97 19 January 1991 National Stadium, Cardiff 6 – 25  England 1991 Five Nations Championship
96 17 February 1990 Twickenham, London 34 – 6  England 1990 Five Nations Championship
95 18 March 1989 National Stadium, Cardiff 12 – 9  Wales 1989 Five Nations Championship
94 6 February 1988 Twickenham, London 3 – 11  Wales 1988 Five Nations Championship
93 8 June 1987 Ballymore, Brisbane, Australia 3 – 16  Wales 1987 Rugby World Cup
92 7 March 1987 National Stadium, Cardiff 19 – 12  Wales 1987 Five Nations Championship
91 18 January 1986 Twickenham, London 21 – 18  England 1986 Five Nations Championship
90 20 April 1985 National Stadium, Cardiff 24 – 15  Wales 1985 Five Nations Championship
89 17 March 1984 Twickenham, London 15 – 24  Wales 1984 Five Nations Championship
88 5 February 1983 National Stadium, Cardiff 13 – 13 draw 1983 Five Nations Championship
87 6 March 1982 Twickenham, London 17 – 7  England 1982 Five Nations Championship
86 17 January 1981 National Stadium, Cardiff 21 – 19  Wales 1981 Five Nations Championship
85 16 February 1980 Twickenham, London 9 – 8  England 1980 Five Nations Championship
84 17 March 1979 National Stadium, Cardiff 27 – 3  Wales 1979 Five Nations Championship
83 4 February 1978 Twickenham, London 6 – 9  Wales 1978 Five Nations Championship
82 5 March 1977 National Stadium, Cardiff 14 – 9  Wales 1977 Five Nations Championship
81 17 January 1976 Twickenham, London 9 – 21  Wales 1976 Five Nations Championship
80 15 February 1975 National Stadium, Cardiff 20 – 4  Wales 1975 Five Nations Championship
79 16 March 1974 Twickenham, London 16 – 12  England 1974 Five Nations Championship
78 20 January 1973 National Stadium, Cardiff 25 – 9  Wales 1973 Five Nations Championship
77 15 January 1972 Twickenham, London 3 – 12  Wales 1972 Five Nations Championship
76 16 January 1971 National Stadium, Cardiff 22 – 6  Wales 1971 Five Nations Championship
75 28 February 1970 Twickenham, London 13 – 17  Wales 1970 Five Nations Championship
74 12 April 1969 National Stadium, Cardiff 30 – 9  Wales 1969 Five Nations Championship
73 20 January 1968 Twickenham, London 11 – 11 draw 1968 Five Nations Championship
72 15 April 1967 National Stadium, Cardiff 34 – 21  Wales 1967 Five Nations Championship
71 15 January 1966 Twickenham, London 6 – 11  Wales 1966 Five Nations Championship
70 16 January 1965 National Stadium, Cardiff 14 – 3  Wales 1965 Five Nations Championship
69 18 January 1964 Twickenham, London 6 – 6 draw 1964 Five Nations Championship
68 19 January 1963 National Stadium, Cardiff 6 – 13  England 1963 Five Nations Championship
67 20 January 1962 Twickenham, London 0 – 0 draw 1962 Five Nations Championship
66 21 January 1961 National Stadium, Cardiff 6 – 3  Wales 1961 Five Nations Championship
65 16 January 1960 Twickenham, London 14 – 6  England 1960 Five Nations Championship
64 17 January 1959 National Stadium, Cardiff 5 – 0  Wales 1959 Five Nations Championship
63 18 January 1958 Twickenham, London 3 – 3 draw 1958 Five Nations Championship
62 19 January 1957 National Stadium, Cardiff 0 – 3  England 1957 Five Nations Championship
61 21 January 1956 Twickenham, London 3 – 8  Wales 1956 Five Nations Championship
60 22 January 1955 National Stadium, Cardiff 3 – 0  Wales 1955 Five Nations Championship
59 16 January 1954 Twickenham, London 9 – 6  England 1954 Five Nations Championship
58 17 January 1953 National Stadium, Cardiff 3 – 8  England 1953 Five Nations Championship
57 2 February 1952 Twickenham, London 6 – 8  Wales 1952 Five Nations Championship
56 20 January 1951 St Helen’s, Swansea 23 – 5  Wales 1951 Five Nations Championship
55 21 January 1950 Twickenham, London 5 – 11  Wales 1950 Five Nations Championship
54 15 January 1949 National Stadium, Cardiff 9 – 3  Wales 1949 Five Nations Championship
53 17 January 1948 Twickenham, London 3 – 3 draw 1948 Five Nations Championship
52 18 January 1947 National Stadium, Cardiff 6 – 9  England 1947 Five Nations Championship
51 21 January 1939 Twickenham, London 3 – 0  England 1939 Home Nations Championship
50 15 January 1938 National Stadium, Cardiff 14 – 8  Wales 1938 Home Nations Championship
49 16 January 1937 Twickenham, London 4 – 3  England 1937 Home Nations Championship
48 18 January 1936 St Helen’s, Swansea 0 – 0 draw 1936 Home Nations Championship
47 19 January 1935 Twickenham, London 3 – 3 draw 1935 Home Nations Championship
46 20 January 1934 National Stadium, Cardiff 0 – 9  England 1934 Home Nations Championship
45 21 January 1933 Twickenham, London 3 – 7  Wales 1933 Home Nations Championship
44 16 January 1932 St Helen’s, Swansea 12 – 5  Wales 1932 Home Nations Championship
43 17 January 1931 Twickenham, London 11 – 11 draw 1931 Five Nations Championship
42 18 January 1930 National Stadium, Cardiff 3 – 11  England 1930 Five Nations Championship
41 19 January 1929 Twickenham, London 8 – 3  England 1929 Five Nations Championship
40 21 January 1928 St Helen’s, Swansea 8 – 10  England 1928 Five Nations Championship
39 15 January 1927 Twickenham, London 11 – 9  England 1927 Five Nations Championship
38 16 January 1926 National Stadium, Cardiff 3 – 3 draw 1926 Five Nations Championship
37 17 January 1925 Twickenham, London 12 – 6  England 1925 Five Nations Championship
36 19 January 1924 St Helen’s, Swansea 9 – 17  England 1924 Five Nations Championship
35 20 January 1923 Twickenham, London 7 – 3  England 1923 Five Nations Championship
34 21 January 1922 National Stadium, Cardiff 28 – 6  Wales 1922 Five Nations Championship
33 15 January 1921 Twickenham, London 18 – 3  England 1921 Five Nations Championship
32 17 January 1920 St Helen’s, Swansea 19 – 5  Wales 1920 Five Nations Championship
31 17 January 1914 Twickenham, London 10 – 9  England 1914 Five Nations Championship
30 18 January 1913 National Stadium, Cardiff 0 – 12  England 1913 Five Nations Championship
29 20 January 1912 Twickenham, London 8 – 0  England 1912 Five Nations Championship
28 21 January 1911 St Helen’s, Swansea 15 – 11  Wales 1911 Five Nations Championship
27 15 January 1910 Twickenham, London 11 – 6  England 1910 Five Nations Championship
26 16 January 1909 National Stadium, Cardiff 8 – 0  Wales 1909 Home Nations Championship
25 18 January 1908 Ashton Gate, Bristol 18 – 28  Wales 1908 Home Nations Championship
24 12 January 1907 St Helen’s, Swansea 22 – 0  Wales 1907 Home Nations Championship
23 13 January 1906 Athletic Ground, Richmond 3 – 16  Wales 1906 Home Nations Championship
22 14 January 1905 National Stadium, Cardiff 25 – 0  Wales 1905 Home Nations Championship
21 9 January 1904 Welford Road, Leicester 14 – 14 draw 1904 Home Nations Championship
20 10 January 1903 St Helen’s, Swansea 21 – 5  Wales 1903 Home Nations Championship
19 11 January 1902 Rectory Field, London 8 – 9  Wales 1902 Home Nations Championship
18 5 January 1901 National Stadium, Cardiff 13 – 0  Wales 1901 Home Nations Championship
17 6 January 1900 Kingsholm, Gloucester 3 – 13  Wales 1900 Home Nations Championship
16 7 January 1899 St Helen’s, Swansea 26 – 3  Wales 1899 Home Nations Championship
15 2 April 1898 Rectory Field, London 14 – 7  England 1898 Home Nations Championship
14 9 January 1897 Rodney Parade, Newport 11 – 0  Wales 1897 Home Nations Championship
13 4 January 1896 Rectory Field, London 25 – 0  England 1896 Home Nations Championship
12 5 January 1895 St Helen’s, Swansea 6 – 14  England 1895 Home Nations Championship
11 4 January 1894 Upper Park, Birkenhead 24 – 3  England 1894 Home Nations Championship
10 7 January 1893 National Stadium, Cardiff 12 – 11  Wales 1893 Home Nations Championship
9 2 January 1892 Rectory Field, London 17 – 0  England 1892 Home Nations Championship
8 3 January 1891 Rodney Parade, Newport 3 – 7  England 1891 Home Nations Championship
7 15 February 1890 Crown Flatt, West Yorkshire 0 – 1  Wales 1890 Home Nations Championship
6 8 January 1887 Stradey Park, Llanelli 0 – 0 draw 1887 Home Nations Championship
5 2 January 1886 Rectory Field, London (0G) 5 – 3 (1G)  England 1886 Home Nations Championship
4 3 January 1885 St Helen’s, Swansea (1G) 4 – 7 (1G)  England 1885 Home Nations Championship
3 5 January 1884 Cardigan Fields, Leeds (1G) 5 – 3 (1G)  England 1884 Home Nations Championship
2 16 December 1882 St Helen’s, Swansea (0G) 0 – 10 (2G)  England 1883 Home Nations Championship
1 19 February 1881 Richardson’s Field, London (8G) 30 – 0 (0G)  England

Breakdown[edit]

In the World Cup, the teams have played on two occasions, 1987 and 2003, with England and Wales both winning one each; there have been no draws. In these games, England have scored 31 points, and Wales 33.

In the Home Nations Championship (1883-1909 and 1932-1939), England played Wales on 33 occasions, England winning 13, Wales 16 and four matches have been drawn. In these games, England have scored points, and Wales .

In the Five Nations (1910-1931 and 1947-1999), England played Wales on 70 occasions, England winning 30, Wales 32 and eight matches have been drawn. In these games, England have scored points, and Wales .

In the Six Nations (2000–present), England have played Wales on 15 occasions, England winning nine, Wales six; there have been no draws. In these games, England have scored 405 points, and Wales 270.

In other test matches, England have played Wales on five occasions, England winning four, Wales one with none drawn. Overall, England have scored 137 points, and Wales 52.

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