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.
|Drawn||England points||Italy points|
Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.
|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|
|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|
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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