List of Australia national rugby union team records

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Australia (in gold), playing against New Zealand.

Australia have competed in international rugby union matches since 1889. They compete in the annual Rugby Championship series and have appeared at every Rugby World Cup, winning the tournament in 1991 and 1999 and finishing second in 2003 and 2015. The records listed below only include performances in Test matches. The top five are listed in each category (except when there is a tie for the last place among the five, when all the tied record holders are noted).

Team records[edit]

Greatest winning margin[1]
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
142 (142–0) Namibia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2003
88 (91–3) Japan Stade de Gerland, Lyon 2007
82 (92–10) Spain Campo Universitaria, Madrid 2001
82 (90–8) Romania Lang Park, Brisbane 2003
76 (76–0) England Lang Park, Brisbane 1998
Greatest losing margin[2]
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
45 (8–53) South Africa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg 2008
39 (22–61) South Africa Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria 1997
37 (6–43) New Zealand Athletic Park, Wellington 1996
35 (3–38) New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1972
34 (8–42) New Zealand ANZ Stadium, Sydney 2016

Individual records (career)[edit]

Individual records (single match)[edit]

Most points in a match[7]
Points Player Opposing team Venue Year
42 Mat Rogers Namibia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2003
39 Matt Burke Canada Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 1996
30 Elton Flatley Romania Lang Park, Brisbane 2003
29 Stirling Mortlock South Africa Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 2000
29 James O'Connor France Stade de France, Saint-Denis 2010
28 Bernard Foley England Twickenham, London 2015
Most tries in a match[8]
Tries Player Opposing team Venue Year
5 Chris Latham Namibia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2003
4 Greg Cornelsen New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1978
4 David Campese United States Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 1983
4 Jason Little Tonga Canberra Stadium, Canberra 1998
4 Chris Latham Argentina Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 2000
4 Lote Tuqiri Italy Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 2005
3 Roland Raymond New Zealand Māori Sydney Showground, Sydney 1922
3 Doug McLean, Jnr. New Zealand Māori FMG Stadium, Palmerston North 1936
3 John Ryan Japan Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 1975
3 Matthew Burke Canada Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 1985
3 Matthew Burke South Korea Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 1987
3 David Campese Italy Stadio Flaminio, Rome 1988
3 Acura Niuqila Italy Stadio Flaminio, Rome 1988
3 David Campese Canada Kingsland, Calgary 1993
3 Matt Burke Canada Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 1996
3 Stephen Larkham England Lang Park, Brisbane 1998
3 Ben Tune England Lang Park, Brisbane 1998
3 Tiaan Strauss Ireland Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 1999
3 Toutai Kefu Romania Ravenhill Stadium, Belfast 1999
3 Chris Latham Spain Campo Universitaria, Madrid 2001
3 Mat Rogers Romania Lang Park, Brisbane 2003
3 Matt Giteau Namibia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2003
3 Lote Tuqiri Namibia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2003
3 Clyde Rathbone England Lang Park, Brisbane 2004
3 Rocky Elsom Japan Stade de Gerland, Lyon 2007
3 Drew Mitchell Fiji Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier 2007
3 James O'Connor Italy Canberra Stadium, Canberra 2009
3 Drew Mitchell France Stade de France, Saint-Denis 2010
3 Adam Ashley-Cooper United States Westpac Stadium, Wellington 2011
3 Israel Folau Argentina Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario 2013
3 Adam Ashley-Cooper Argentina Twickenham, London 2015

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