History of rugby union matches between Australia and the British and Irish Lions

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Australia (the Wallabies) first played against the British and Irish Lions in 1899, winning 13 – 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. There have been 23 Test matches between the two teams, with the Wallabies winning 6 of them and the British and Irish Lions 17. The most recent test, held at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on 6 July 2013, finished in a 41 – 16 win for the Lions.

List of series[edit]

Details Series Played Won by Australia Won by Lions
Overall 9 2 7
Series Australia wins Lions wins Victor
1899 Australian Tour 1 3 Lions
1904 Australian and New Zealand Tour 0 3 Lions
1930 Australian and New Zealand Tour 1 0  Australia
1950 Australian and New Zealand Tour 0 2 Lions
1959 Australian and New Zealand Tour 0 2 Lions
1966 Australian and New Zealand Tour 0 2 Lions
1989 Australian Tour 1 2 Lions
2001 Australian Tour 2 1  Australia
2013 Australian Tour 1 2 Lions

List of matches[edit]

Details Played Won by Australia Won by Lions Drawn Australia points British and Irish Lions points
Overall 23 6 17 0 248 414
Date Venue Score Victor Series
6 July 2013 ANZ Stadium, Sydney 16 – 41 British and Irish Lions 2013 Australian Tour
29 June 2013 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne 16 – 15  Australia
22 June 2013 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 21 – 23 British and Irish Lions
14 July 2001 Stadium Australia, Sydney 29 – 23  Australia 2001 Australian Tour
7 July 2001 Colonial Stadium, Melbourne 35 – 14  Australia
30 June 2001 The Gabba, Brisbane 13 – 29 British and Irish Lions
15 July 1989 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 18 – 19 Lions 1989 Australian Tour
8 July 1989 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 12 – 19 Lions
1 July 1989 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 30 – 12  Australia
4 June 1966 Lang Park, Brisbane 0 – 31 Lions 1966 Australian and New Zealand Tour
28 May 1966 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 8 – 11 Lions
13 June 1959 Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney 3 – 24 Lions 1959 Australian and New Zealand Tour
6 June 1959 Exhibition Ground, Brisbane 6 – 17 Lions
26 August 1950 Exhibition Ground, Brisbane 3 – 24 Lions 1950 Australian and New Zealand Tour
19 August 1950 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 6 – 19 Lions
30 August 1930 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 6 – 5  Australia 1930 Australian and New Zealand Tour
30 July 1904 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 0 – 16 Lions 1904 Australian and New Zealand Tour
23 July 1904 Exhibition Ground, Brisbane 3 – 17 Lions
2 July 1904 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 0 – 17 Lions
12 August 1899 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 0 – 13 Lions 1899 Australian Tour
5 August 1899 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 10 – 11 Lions
22 July 1899 Exhibition Ground, Brisbane 0 – 11 Lions
24 June 1899 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 13 – 3  Australia