History of rugby union matches between England and Italy

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The national rugby union teams of England and Italy have been playing each other in Test rugby since 1991, and by February 2017, they had met in 23 test matches, all of which have been won by England.

Their first meeting was on 8 October 1991 in the 1991 Rugby World Cup, England won 36 - 6. England have played Italy three times in Rugby World Cups, once in a Rugby World Cup qualifier at Huddersfield and once in an Autumn International, prior to them joining the Six Nations Championship. Italy's inclusion into the Six Nations Championship in 2000 has ensured regular meetings between the sides.

England have dominated the matches between the sides despite some excellent, spirited displays by Italy, who have yet to register their first win or draw in the fixture.

The most recent match between the two sides ended in a 36-15 victory for England in London during the 2017 Six Nations Championship.

Summary[edit]

Overall[edit]

Details Played Won by
 England
Won by
 Italy
Drawn England points Italy points
In England 13 13 0 0 555 158
In Italy 9 9 0 0 336 112
Neutral venue 1 1 0 0 27 20
Overall 23 23 0 0 918 290

Record[edit]

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

Record England Italy
Longest winning streak 23 (8 Oct 1991–Present) 0
Largest points for
Home 80 (17 February 2001) 19 (10 February 2008)
Away 59 (18 March 2000) 23 (17 February 2001)
Largest winning margin
Home 60 (2 October 1999) NA
Away 47 (18 March 2000) NA

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
23 26 February 2017 Twickenham, London 36 – 15  England 2017 Six Nations Championship
22 14 February 2016 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 9 – 40  England 2016 Six Nations Championship
21 14 February 2015 Twickenham, London 47 – 17  England 2015 Six Nations Championship
20 15 March 2014 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 11 – 52  England 2014 Six Nations Championship
19 10 March 2013 Twickenham, London 18 – 11  England 2013 Six Nations Championship
18 11 February 2012 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 15 – 19  England 2012 Six Nations Championship
17 12 February 2011 Twickenham, London 59 – 13  England 2011 Six Nations Championship
16 14 February 2010 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 12 – 17  England 2010 Six Nations Championship
15 7 February 2009 Twickenham, London 36 – 11  England 2009 Six Nations Championship
14 10 February 2008 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 19 – 23  England 2008 Six Nations Championship
13 10 February 2007 Twickenham, London 20 – 7  England 2007 Six Nations Championship
12 11 February 2006 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 16 – 31  England 2006 Six Nations Championship
11 12 March 2005 Twickenham, London 39 – 7  England 2005 Six Nations Championship
10 15 February 2004 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 9 – 50  England 2004 Six Nations Championship
9 9 March 2003 Twickenham, London 40 – 5  England 2003 Six Nations Championship
8 7 April 2002 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 9 – 45  England 2002 Six Nations Championship
7 17 February 2001 Twickenham, London 80 – 23  England 2001 Six Nations Championship
6 18 March 2000 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 12 – 59  England 2000 Six Nations Championship
5 2 October 1999 Twickenham, London 67 – 7  England 1999 Rugby World Cup
4 22 November 1998 Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield 23 – 15  England 1999 Rugby World Cup - European qualification
3 23 November 1996 Twickenham, London 54 – 21  England
2 31 May 1995 Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa 27 – 20  England 1995 Rugby World Cup
1 8 October 1991 Twickenham, London 36 – 6  England 1991 Rugby World Cup

XV Result[edit]

Date Venue Score Winner Competition Comments
10 May 1986 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 15 – 15 draw England XV tour Not classed as a full international by England who sent an England XV, not the 1st XV

Breakdown[edit]

In the World Cup, the teams have played each other on three occasions, 1991, 1995 and 1999, with England winning all three; there have been no draws. In these games, England have scored 130 points, and Italy 33.

In the Six Nations (2000–present), England have played Italy on 18 occasions, England winning all 18, Italy with no wins and there have been no Draws. In these games, England have scored 711 points, and Italy 221.

In other test matches, England have played Italy on two occasions, with England winning both. In these games, England have scored 77 points, and Italy 36.

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