List of Wales national rugby union team records

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Wales have competed in the sport of rugby union since their first international in 1881. They take part in the annual Six Nations Championship and have appeared at every Rugby World Cup.

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]

Wales (in red), playing against England ( in white).
Greatest winning margin[1]
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
98 (98–0) Japan Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2004
91 (102–11) Portugal Universitario Lisboa, Lisbon 1994
74 (77–3) United States Rentschler Field, Hartford 2005
74 (81–7) Namibia Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth 2011
72 (81–9) Romania Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2001
Greatest losing margin[2]
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
83 (13–96) South Africa Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria 1998
57 (6–63) Australia Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 1991
57 (5–62) England Twickenham Stadium, London 2007
52 (3–55) New Zealand Waikato Stadium, Hamilton 2003
51 (0–51) France Wembley Stadium, London 1998

Individual career records[edit]

Individual match records[edit]

Most points in a match[7]
Points Player Opposing team Venue Year
30 Neil Jenkins Italy Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso 1999
29 Neil Jenkins France Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 1999
28 Neil Jenkins Canada Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 1999
28 Neil Jenkins France Stade de France, Saint-Denis 2001
28 Gavin Henson Japan Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2004
Hat-tricks[8]
Tries Player Opposing team Venue Year
4 Willie Llewellyn England St. Helen's, Swansea 1899
4 Reggie Gibbs France National Stadium, Cardiff 1908
4 Maurice Richards England National Stadium, Cardiff 1969
4 Ieuan Evans Canada Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill 1987
4 Nigel Walker Portugal Universitario Lisboa, Lisbon 1994
4 Gareth Thomas Italy Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso 1999
4 Shane Williams Japan Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka 2001
4 Tom Shanklin Romania Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2004
4 Colin Charvis Japan Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2004
3 Jehoida Hodges England St. Helen's, Swansea 1903
3 Johnnie Williams Ireland National Stadium, Cardiff 1907
3 Mel Baker France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 1909
3 Billy Trew France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 1909
3 Reggie Gibbs France St. Helen's, Swansea 1910
3 Johnnie Williams Ireland Lansdowne Road, Dublin 1910
3 Reggie Gibbs Scotland Inverleith, Edinburgh 1911
3 Brinley Williams Ireland National Stadium, Cardiff 1920
3 J.J. Williams Australia National Stadium, Cardiff 1975
3 Glen Webbe Tonga FMG Stadium, Palmerston North 1987
3 Ieuan Evans Portugal Universitario Lisboa, Lisbon 1994
3 Mike Hall Portugal Universitario Lisboa, Lisbon 1994
3 Ieuan Evans Spain Campo Universitaria, Madrid 1994
3 Gareth Thomas Japan Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 1995
3 Wayne Proctor United States Boxer Stadium, San Francisco 1997
3 Byron Hayward Zimbabwe Police Grounds, Harare 1998
3 Gareth Thomas Japan Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo 2001
3 Colin Charvis Romania Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2001
3 Dafydd James Romania Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2001
3 Shane Williams Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires 2004
3 Tom Shanklin Japan Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2004
3 Scott Williams Namibia Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth 2011
3 George North Italy Stadio Olimpico, Rome 2015
3 Cory Allen Uruguay Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2015

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