History of rugby union matches between Australia and Ireland

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Since 1927, Australia and Ireland have competed against each other in rugby union in 33 matches, Australia having won 21, Ireland 11, with 1 draw. Their first meeting was on 12 November 1927, and was won 5-3 by Australia. Their most recent meeting took place at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin in November 2016 and was won 27 pts to 24 by Ireland.

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Overall[edit]

Details Played Won by
 Australia
Won by
 Ireland
Drawn Australia points Ireland points
In Australia 13 10 3 0 335 203
In Ireland 19 11 7 1 340 262
Neutral venue 1 0 1 0 6 15
Overall 33 21 11 1 681 480

Records[edit]

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

Record Australia Ireland
Longest winning streak 11 (21 Nov 1981–9 Nov 2002) 4 (8 Jan 1958–17 Jan 1976)
Largest points for
Home 46 (12 June 1999) 27 (26 November 2016)
Away 42 (31 October 1992) 27 (3 June 1979)
Largest winning margin
Home 36 (12 June 1999) 15 (19 November 2006)
Away 25 (31 October 1992) 15 (3 June 1979)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 12 November 1927 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 3–5  Australia
2 6 December 1947 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 3–16  Australia
3 18 January 1958 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 9–6  Ireland 1957–58 Australia rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland and France
4 21 January 1967 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 15–8  Ireland 1966–67 Australia rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland and France
5 13 May 1967 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 5–11  Ireland
6 26 October 1968 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 10–3  Ireland
7 17 January 1976 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 10–20  Australia 1975–76 Australia rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
8 3 June 1979 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 12–27  Ireland 1979 Ireland rugby union tour of Australia
9 16 June 1979 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 3–9  Ireland
10 21 November 1981 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 12–16  Australia 1981–82 Australia rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
11 10 November 1984 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 9–16  Australia 1984 Australia rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
12 7 June 1987 Concord Oval, Sydney 33–15  Australia 1987 Rugby World Cup
13 20 October 1991 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 18–19  Australia 1991 Rugby World Cup
14 31 October 1992 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 17–42  Australia
15 5 June 1994 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 33–13  Australia 1994 Ireland rugby union tour of Australia
16 11 June 1994 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 32–18  Australia
17 23 November 1996 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 12–22  Australia
18 12 June 1999 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 46–10  Australia 1999 Ireland rugby union tour of Australia
19 19 June 1999 Subiaco Oval, Perth 32–26  Australia
20 10 October 1999 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 3–23  Australia 1999 Rugby World Cup
21 9 November 2002 Landsdowne Road, Dublin 18–9  Ireland
22 7 June 2003 Subiaco Oval, Perth 45–16  Australia
23 1 November 2003 Telstra Dome, Melbourne 17–16  Australia 2003 Rugby World Cup
24 19 November 2005 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 14–30  Australia 2005 Autumn International
25 24 June 2006 Subiaco Oval, Perth 37–15  Australia 2006 mid-year test
26 19 November 2006 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21–6  Ireland 2006 Autumn International
27 14 June 2008 Colonial Stadium, Melbourne 18–12  Australia 2008 mid-year test
28 15 November 2009 Croke Park, Dublin 20–20   draw 2009 Autumn International
29 26 June 2010 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 22–15  Australia 2010 mid-year test
30 17 September 2011 Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand 15–6  Ireland 2011 Rugby World Cup
31 16 November 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 15–32  Australia 2013 Autumn International
32 22 November 2014 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26–23  Ireland 2014 Autumn International
33 26 November 2016 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 27–24  Ireland 2016 Autumn International
34 9 June 2018 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 2018 Irish tour of Australia
35 16 June 2018 AAMI Park, Melbourne
36 23 June 2018 Allianz Stadium, Sydney

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