History of rugby union matches between Ireland and Wales

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Ireland and Wales have played each other at rugby union since 1882. A total of 122 matches have been played, with Wales winning 66 matches, Ireland winning 50 matches and six matches drawn.[1]

Summary[edit]

Overview[edit]

Details Played Won by
 Ireland
Won by
 Wales
Drawn Ireland points Wales points
In Ireland 60 28 28 4 708 601
In Wales 58 20 36 2 588 779
Neutral venue 5 2 3 0 69 81
Overall 123 50 67 6 1365 1461

Records[edit]

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

Record Ireland Wales
Longest winning streak 5 (13 Oct 2001–19 Mar 2005) 5 (15 Mar 1975–15 Mar 1980)
Largest points for
Home 54 (3 February 2002) 32 (19 March 2005)
Away 36 (13 October 2001) 34 (21 February 1976)
Largest winning margin
Home 44 (3 February 2002) 29 (9 March 1907)
Away 30 (13 October 2001) 25 (21 February 1976)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
123 29 August 2015 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 10 – 16  Wales 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-ups
122 8 August 2015 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 21 – 35  Ireland
121 14 March 2015 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 23 – 16  Wales 2015 Six Nations
120 8 February 2014 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26 – 3  Ireland 2014 Six Nations
119 2 February 2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 22 – 30  Ireland 2013 Six Nations
118 5 February 2012 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 21 – 23  Wales 2012 Six Nations
117 8 October 2011 Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand 22 – 10  Wales 2011 Rugby World Cup
116 12 March 2011 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 19 – 13  Wales 2011 Six Nations
115 13 March 2010 Croke Park, Dublin 27 – 12  Ireland 2010 Six Nations
114 21 March 2009 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 15 – 17  Ireland 2009 Six Nations
113 8 March 2008 Croke Park, Dublin 12 – 16  Wales 2008 Six Nations
112 4 February 2007 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 9 – 19  Ireland 2007 Six Nations
111 26 February 2006 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 31 – 5  Ireland 2006 Six Nations
110 19 March 2005 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 32 – 20  Wales 2005 Six Nations
109 22 February 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 36 – 15  Ireland 2004 Six Nations
108 16 August 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 35 – 12  Ireland 2003 Rugby World Cup preparatory game
107 22 March 2003 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 24 – 25  Ireland 2003 Six Nations
106 3 February 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 54 – 10  Ireland 2002 Six Nations
105 13 October 2001 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 6 – 36  Ireland 2001 Six Nations
104 1 April 2000 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 19 – 23  Wales 2000 Six Nations
103 20 February 1999 Wembley Stadium, London, England 23 – 29  Ireland 1999 Five Nations Championship
102 21 March 1998 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21 – 30  Wales 1998 Five Nations Championship
101 1 February 1997 National Stadium, Cardiff 25 – 26  Ireland 1997 Five Nations Championship
100 2 March 1996 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 30 – 17  Ireland 1996 Five Nations Championship
99 4 June 1995 Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa 24 – 23  Ireland 1995 Rugby World Cup
98 18 March 1995 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 12 – 16  Ireland 1995 Five Nations Championship
97 5 February 1994 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 15 – 17  Wales 1994 Five Nations Championship
96 6 March 1993 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 14 – 19  Ireland 1993 Five Nations Championship
95 18 January 1992 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 15 – 16  Wales 1992 Five Nations Championship
94 16 February 1991 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 21 – 21 draw 1991 Five Nations Championship
93 24 March 1990 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 14 – 8  Ireland 1990 Five Nations Championship
92 4 February 1989 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 13 – 19  Ireland 1989 Five Nations Championship
91 5 March 1988 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 12  Wales 1988 Five Nations Championship
90 25 May 1987 Athletic Park, Wellington, New Zealand 6 – 13  Wales 1987 Rugby World Cup
89 4 April 1987 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 11 – 15  Ireland 1987 Five Nations Championship
88 15 February 1986 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 12 – 19  Wales 1986 Five Nations Championship
87 16 March 1985 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 9 – 21  Ireland 1985 Five Nations Championship
86 4 February 1984 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 18  Wales 1984 Five Nations Championship
85 5 March 1983 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 23 – 9  Wales 1983 Five Nations Championship
84 23 January 1982 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 20 – 12  Ireland 1982 Five Nations Championship
83 21 February 1981 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 9 – 8  Wales 1981 Five Nations Championship
82 15 March 1980 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21 – 7  Ireland 1980 Five Nations Championship
81 3 February 1979 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 24 – 21  Wales 1979 Five Nations Championship
80 4 March 1978 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 16 – 20  Wales 1978 Five Nations Championship
79 15 January 1977 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 25 – 9  Wales 1977 Five Nations Championship
78 21 February 1976 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 34  Wales 1976 Five Nations Championship
77 15 March 1975 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 32 – 4  Wales 1975 Five Nations Championship
76 2 February 1974 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 9 draw 1974 Five Nations Championship
75 10 March 1973 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 16 – 12  Wales 1973 Five Nations Championship
74 13 March 1971 National Stadium, Cardiff 23 – 9  Wales 1971 Five Nations Championship
73 14 March 1970 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 14 – 0  Ireland 1970 Five Nations Championship
72 8 March 1969 National Stadium, Cardiff 24 – 11  Wales 1969 Five Nations Championship
71 9 March 1968 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 6  Ireland 1968 Five Nations Championship
70 11 March 1967 National Stadium, Cardiff 0 – 3  Ireland 1967 Five Nations Championship
69 12 March 1966 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 6  Ireland 1966 Five Nations Championship
68 13 March 1965 National Stadium, Cardiff 14 – 8  Wales 1965 Five Nations Championship
67 7 March 1964 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 15  Wales 1964 Five Nations Championship
66 9 March 1963 National Stadium, Cardiff 6 – 14  Ireland 1963 Five Nations Championship
65 17 November 1962 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3 – 3 draw 1962 Five Nations Championship
64 11 March 1961 National Stadium, Cardiff 9 – 0  Wales 1961 Five Nations Championship
63 12 March 1960 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 10  Wales 1960 Five Nations Championship
62 14 March 1959 National Stadium, Cardiff 8 – 6  Wales 1959 Five Nations Championship
61 15 March 1958 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 9  Wales 1958 Five Nations Championship
60 9 March 1957 National Stadium, Cardiff 6 – 5  Wales 1957 Five Nations Championship
59 10 March 1956 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 11 – 3  Ireland 1956 Five Nations Championship
58 12 March 1955 National Stadium, Cardiff 21 – 3  Wales 1955 Five Nations Championship
57 13 March 1954 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 12  Wales 1954 Five Nations Championship
56 14 March 1953 St Helen’s, Swansea 5 – 3  Wales 1953 Five Nations Championship
55 8 March 1952 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3 – 14  Wales 1952 Five Nations Championship
54 10 March 1951 National Stadium, Cardiff 3 – 3 draw 1951 Five Nations Championship
53 11 March 1950 Ravenhill Stadium, Belfast 3 – 6  Wales 1950 Five Nations Championship
52 12 March 1949 St Helen’s, Swansea 0 – 5  Ireland 1949 Five Nations Championship
51 13 March 1948 Ravenhill, Belfast 6 – 3  Ireland 1948 Five Nations Championship
50 29 March 1947 St Helen’s, Swansea 6 – 0  Wales 1947 Five Nations Championship
49 11 March 1939 Ravenhill, Belfast 0 – 7  Wales 1939 Home Nations Championship
48 12 March 1938 St Helen’s, Swansea 11 – 5  Wales 1938 Home Nations Championship
47 3 April 1937 Ravenhill, Belfast 5 – 3  Ireland 1937 Home Nations Championship
46 14 March 1936 National Stadium, Cardiff 3 – 0  Wales 1936 Home Nations Championship
45 9 March 1935 Ravenhill, Belfast 9 – 3  Ireland 1935 Home Nations Championship
44 10 March 1934 St Helen’s, Swansea 13 – 0  Wales 1934 Home Nations Championship
43 11 March 1933 Ravenhill, Belfast 10 – 5  Ireland 1933 Home Nations Championship
42 12 March 1932 National Stadium, Cardiff 10 – 12  Ireland 1932 Home Nations Championship
41 14 March 1931 Ravenhill, Belfast 3 – 15  Wales 1931 Five Nations Championship
40 8 March 1930 St Helen’s, Swansea 12 – 7  Wales 1930 Five Nations Championship
39 9 March 1929 Ravenhill, Belfast 5 – 5 draw 1929 Five Nations Championship
38 10 March 1928 National Stadium, Cardiff 10 – 13  Ireland 1928 Five Nations Championship
37 12 March 1927 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 19 – 9  Ireland 1927 Five Nations Championship
36 13 March 1926 St Helen’s, Swansea 11 – 8  Wales 1926 Five Nations Championship
35 14 March 1925 Ravenhill, Belfast 19 – 3  Ireland 1925 Five Nations Championship
34 8 March 1924 National Stadium, Cardiff 10 – 13  Ireland 1924 Five Nations Championship
33 10 March 1923 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 5 – 4  Ireland 1923 Five Nations Championship
32 11 March 1922 St Helen’s, Swansea 11 – 5  Wales 1922 Five Nations Championship
31 12 March 1921 Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral 0 – 6  Wales 1921 Five Nations Championship
30 13 March 1920 National Stadium, Cardiff 28 – 4  Wales 1920 Five Nations Championship
29 14 March 1914 Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral 3 – 11  Wales 1914 Five Nations Championship
28 8 March 1913 St Helen’s, Swansea 16 – 13  Wales 1913 Five Nations Championship
27 9 March 1912 Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral 12 – 5  Ireland 1912 Five Nations Championship
26 11 March 1911 National Stadium, Cardiff 16 – 0  Wales 1911 Five Nations Championship
25 12 March 1910 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3 – 19  Wales 1910 Five Nations Championship
24 13 March 1909 St Helen’s, Swansea 18 – 5  Wales 1909 Home Nations Championship
23 14 March 1908 Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral 5 – 11  Wales 1908 Home Nations Championship
22 9 March 1907 National Stadium, Cardiff 29 – 0  Wales 1907 Home Nations Championship
21 10 March 1906 Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral 11 – 6  Ireland 1906 Home Nations Championship
20 11 March 1905 St Helen’s, Swansea 10 – 3  Wales 1905 Home Nations Championship
19 12 March 1904 Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral 14 – 12  Ireland 1904 Home Nations Championship
18 14 March 1903 National Stadium, Cardiff 18 – 0  Wales 1903 Home Nations Championship
17 6 March 1902 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 0 – 15  Wales 1902 Home Nations Championship
16 16 March 1901 St Helen’s, Swansea 10 – 9  Wales 1901 Home Nations Championship
15 17 March 1900 Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral 0 – 3  Wales 1900 Home Nations Championship
14 18 March 1899 National Stadium, Cardiff 0 – 3  Ireland 1899 Home Nations Championship
13 19 March 1898 Thomond Park, Limerick 3 – 11  Wales 1898 Home Nations Championship
12 17 March 1896 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 8 – 4  Ireland 1896 Home Nations Championship
11 16 March 1895 National Stadium, Cardiff 5 – 3  Wales 1895 Home Nations Championship
10 10 March 1894 Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast 3 – 0  Ireland 1894 Home Nations Championship
9 11 March 1893 Stradey Park, Llanelli 2 – 0  Wales 1893 Home Nations Championship
8 5 March 1892 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 0  Ireland 1892 Home Nations Championship
7 7 March 1891 Stradey Park, Llanelli 6 – 4  Wales 1891 Home Nations Championship
6 1 March 1890 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3 – 3 draw 1890 Home Nations Championship
5 2 March 1889 Stradey Park, Llanelli (0T) 0G – 0G (2T)  Ireland 1889 Home Nations Championship
4 3 March 1888 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 2G – 0G  Ireland 1888 Home Nations Championship
3 12 March 1887 Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead, England 0G – 1G  Wales 1887 Home Nations Championship
2 12 April 1884 National Stadium, Cardiff 1G – 0G  Wales 1884 Home Nations Championship
1 28 January 1882 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 0G – 2G  Wales 1881–82 Home Nations rugby union matches

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