History of rugby union matches between France and Ireland

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Since 1909, France and Ireland have played each other in a total of 94 test matches, with France winning 55 times, Ireland winning 32 times and seven matches drawn.[1]

Summary[edit]

Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.

Overview[edit]

Details Played Won by
 France
Won by
 Ireland
Drawn France points Ireland points
In France 45 32 11 2 838 449
In Ireland 46 21 20 5 591 602
Neutral venue 3 2 1 0 88 57
Overall 94 55 32 7 1517 1108

Records[edit]

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

Record France Ireland
Longest winning streak 15 (1 Feb 1986–19 Mar 2000) 6 (26 Jan 1924–25 Jan 1930)
Largest points for
Home 45 (17 February 1996) 30 (7 February 2009)
Away 32 (18 January 1997) 31 (11 February 2006)
Largest winning margin
Home 39 (6 April 2002) 24 (24 March 1913)
Away 19 (26 January 1963) 7 (1 January 1948)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match report
95 13 February 2016 Stade de France, Saint Denis 2016 Six Nations Championship
94 11 October 2015 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 9 – 24  Ireland 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D BBC, TG
93 14 February 2015 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 18 – 11  Ireland 2015 Six Nations Championship BBC, TG
92 15 March 2014 Stade de France, Saint Denis 20 – 22  Ireland 2014 Six Nations Championship BBC, TG
91 9 March 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 13 – 13 Draw 2013 Six Nations Championship BBC
90 4 March 2012 Stade de France, Saint Denis 17 – 17 Draw 2012 Six Nations Championship BBC
89 20 August 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22 – 26  France 2011 Rugby World Cup warm up BBC
88 13 August 2011 Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux 19 – 12  France BBC
87 13 February 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22 – 25  France 2011 Six Nations Championship BBC
86 13 February 2010 Stade de France, Saint Denis 33 – 10  France 2010 Six Nations Championship BBC
85 7 February 2009 Croke Park, Dublin 30 – 21  Ireland 2009 Six Nations Championship BBC, TG
84 9 February 2008 Stade de France, Saint Denis 26 – 21  France 2008 Six Nations Championship BBC
83 21 September 2007 Stade de France, Saint Denis 25 – 3  France 2007 Rugby World Cup BBC
82 11 February 2007 Croke Park, Dublin 17 – 20  France 2007 Six Nations Championship BBC
81 11 February 2006 Stade de France, Saint Denis 43 – 31  France 2006 Six Nations Championship BBC
80 12 March 2005 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 19 – 26  France 2005 Six Nations Championship BBC
79 14 February 2004 Stade de France, Saint Denis 35 – 17  France 2004 Six Nations Championship BBC
78 9 November 2003 Telstra Dome, Melbourne, Australia 43 – 21  France 2003 Rugby World Cup BBC
77 8 March 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 15 – 12  Ireland 2003 Six Nations Championship BBC, TG
76 6 April 2002 Stade de France, Saint Denis 44 – 5  France 2002 Six Nations Championship BBC
75 17 February 2001 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 22 – 15  Ireland 2001 Six Nations Championship BBC, TG
74 19 March 2000 Stade de France, Saint Denis 25 – 27  Ireland 2000 Six Nations Championship BBC, TG
73 6 February 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 10  France 1999 Five Nations Championship BBC
72 7 March 1998 Stade de France, Saint Denis 18 – 16  France 1998 Five Nations Championship BBC
71 18 January 1997 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 15 – 32  France 1997 Five Nations Championship
70 17 February 1996 Parc des Princes, Paris 45 – 10  France 1996 Five Nations Championship
69 10 June 1995 Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa 36 – 12  France 1995 Rugby World Cup
68 4 March 1995 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 7 – 25  France 1995 Five Nations Championship
67 15 January 1994 Parc des Princes, Paris 35 – 15  France 1994 Five Nations Championship
66 20 February 1993 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 21  France 1993 Five Nations Championship
65 21 March 1992 Parc des Princes, Paris 44 – 12  France 1992 Five Nations Championship
64 2 February 1991 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 13 – 21  France 1991 Five Nations Championship
63 3 March 1990 Parc des Princes, Paris 31 – 12  France 1992 Five Nations Championship
62 21 January 1989 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21 – 26  France 1989 Five Nations Championship
61 20 February 1988 Parc des Princes, Paris 25 – 6  France 1988 Five Nations Championship
60 21 March 1987 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 13 – 19  France 1987 Five Nations Championship
59 1 February 1986 Parc des Princes, Paris 29 – 9  France 1986 Five Nations Championship
58 2 March 1985 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 15 – 15 Draw 1985 Five Nations Championship
57 21 January 1984 Parc des Princes, Paris 25 – 12  France 1984 Five Nations Championship
56 19 February 1983 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 22 – 16  Ireland 1983 Five Nations Championship
55 20 March 1982 Parc des Princes, Paris 22 – 9  France 1982 Five Nations Championship
54 7 February 1981 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 13 – 19  France 1981 Five Nations Championship
53 1 March 1980 Parc des Princes, Paris 19 – 18  France 1980 Five Nations Championship
52 20 January 1979 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 9 Draw 1979 Five Nations Championship
51 18 February 1978 Parc des Princes, Paris 10 – 9  France 1978 Five Nations Championship
50 19 March 1977 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 15  France 1977 Five Nations Championship
49 7 February 1976 Parc des Princes, Paris 26 – 3  France 1976 Five Nations Championship
48 1 March 1975 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 25 – 6  Ireland 1975 Five Nations Championship
47 19 January 1974 Parc des Princes, Paris 9 – 6  France 1974 Five Nations Championship
46 14 April 1973 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 4  Ireland 1973 Five Nations Championship
45 29 April 1972 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 24 – 14  Ireland Test Match
44 29 January 1972 Colombes, Paris 9 – 14  Ireland 1972 Five Nations Championship
43 30 January 1971 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 9 Draw 1971 Five Nations Championship
42 24 January 1970 Colombes, Paris 8 – 0  France 1970 Five Nations Championship
41 25 January 1969 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 17 – 9  Ireland 1969 Five Nations Championship
40 27 January 1968 Colombes, Paris 16 – 6  France 1968 Five Nations Championship
39 15 April 1967 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 11  France 1967 Five Nations Championship
38 29 January 1966 Colombes, Paris 11 – 6  France 1966 Five Nations Championship
37 23 January 1965 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3 – 3 Draw 1965 Five Nations Championship
36 11 April 1964 Colombes, Paris 27 – 6  France 1964 Five Nations Championship
35 26 January 1963 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 5 – 24  France 1963 Five Nations Championship
34 14 April 1962 Colombes, Paris 11 – 0  France 1962 Five Nations Championship
33 15 April 1961 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3 – 15  France 1961 Five Nations Championship
32 9 April 1960 Colombes, Paris 23 – 6  France 1960 Five Nations Championship
31 18 April 1959 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 5  Ireland 1959 Five Nations Championship
30 19 April 1958 Colombes, Paris 11 – 6  France 1958 Five Nations Championship
29 26 January 1957 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 11 – 6  Ireland 1957 Five Nations Championship
28 28 January 1956 Colombes, Paris 14 – 8  France 1956 Five Nations Championship
27 22 January 1955 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3 – 5  France 1955 Five Nations Championship
26 23 January 1954 Colombes, Paris 8 – 0  France 1954 Five Nations Championship
25 24 January 1953 Ravenhill, Northern Ireland 16 – 3  Ireland 1953 Five Nations Championship
24 26 January 1952 Colombes, Paris 8 – 11  Ireland 1952 Five Nations Championship
23 27 January 1951 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 8  Ireland 1951 Five Nations Championship
22 28 January 1950 Colombes, Paris 3 – 3 Draw 1950 Five Nations Championship
21 29 January 1949 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 16  France 1949 Five Nations Championship
20 1 January 1948 Colombes, Paris 6 – 13  Ireland 1948 Five Nations Championship
19 25 January 1947 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 8 – 12  France 1947 Five Nations Championship
18 1 January 1931 Colombes, Paris 3 – 0  France 1931 Five Nations Championship
17 25 January 1930 Ravenhill, Northern Ireland 0 – 5  France 1930 Five Nations Championship
16 31 December 1928 Colombes, Paris 0 – 6  Ireland 1929 Five Nations Championship
15 28 January 1928 Ravenhill, Northern Ireland 12 – 8  Ireland 1928 Five Nations Championship
14 1 January 1927 Colombes, Paris 3 – 8  Ireland 1927 Five Nations Championship
13 1 January 1926 Ravenhill, Northern Ireland 11 – 0  Ireland 1926 Five Nations Championship
12 1 January 1925 Colombes, Paris 3 – 9  Ireland 1925 Five Nations Championship
11 26 January 1924 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 0  Ireland 1924 Five Nations Championship
10 14 April 1923 Colombes, Paris 14 – 8  France 1923 Five Nations Championship
9 8 April 1922 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 8 – 3  Ireland 1922 Five Nations Championship
8 9 April 1921 Colombes, Paris 20 – 10  France 1921 Five Nations Championship
7 3 April 1920 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 7 – 15  France 1920 Five Nations Championship
6 1 January 1914 Parc des Princes, Paris 6 – 8  Ireland 1914 Five Nations Championship
5 24 March 1913 Mardyke, Cork 24 – 0  Ireland 1913 Five Nations Championship
4 1 January 1912 Parc des Princes, Paris 6 – 11  Ireland 1912 Five Nations Championship
3 25 March 1911 Mardyke, Cork 25 – 5  Ireland 1911 Five Nations Championship
2 28 March 1910 Parc des Princes, Paris 3 – 8  Ireland 1910 Five Nations Championship
1 20 March 1909 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 19 – 8  Ireland Test Match

XV Results[edit]

Below is a list of matches that France has awarded matches test match status by virtue of awarding caps, but Ireland did not award caps.

Date Venue Score Winner Competition Comments
26 January 1946 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3 – 4  France Victory International Not classed as a full international by Ireland, but France classed it as a Test match

References[edit]

  1. ^ "espnscrum.com - Statsguru - Team records - Ireland and France". espnscrum.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012.