The Australian Wallabies first played against France (Les Bleus) in 1928, resulting in a win to Australia. They did not win again until 1968, although in recent years Australia have dominated the encounter and have historically won more matches and have a better points difference.

Summary

Overview

Details Played Won by
Australia
Won by
France
Drawn Australia points France points
In Australia 25 19 5 1 653 447
In France 24 9 14 1 410 445
Neutral venue 1 1 0 0 35 12
Overall 50 29 19 2 1098 904

Records

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

Record Australia France
Longest winning streak 6 (6 Nov 1993 – 17 Nov 2001) 4 (11 Jan 1948 – 17 Aug 1968)
Largest points for
Home 50 (7 Jun 2014) 34 (30 Oct 1976)
Away 59 (27 Nov 2010) 31 (2 Jul 2005)
Largest winning margin
Home 30 (5 Jul 2008) 28 (30 Oct 1976)
Away 43 (27 Nov 2010) 9 (30 Jun 1990)

Results

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 22 January 1928 Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 8–11  Australia[a] 1927–28 New South Wales tour of Great Britain, Ireland and France
2 11 January 1948 Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 13–6  France 1947–48 Australia tour of Great Britain, Ireland, France and North America
3 9 March 1958 Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 19–0  France 1957–58 Australia tour of Great Britain, Ireland and France
4 26 August 1961 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 8–15  France 1961 France tour of New Zealand and Australia
5 11 February 1967 Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 20–14  France 1966–67 Australia tour of Great Britain, Ireland and France
6 17 August 1968 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 11–10  Australia 1968 France tour of New Zealand and Australia
7 20 November 1971 Stadium Municipal, Toulouse 11–13  Australia 1971 Australia tour of France
8 27 November 1971 Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 18–9  France
9 17 June 1972 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 14–14 draw 1972 France tour of Australia
10 25 June 1972 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 15–16  France
11 24 October 1976 Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux 18–15  France 1976 Australia tour of France and Italy
12 30 October 1976 Parc des Princes, Paris 34–6  France
13 5 July 1981 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 17–15  Australia 1981 France tour of Australia
14 11 July 1981 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 24–14  Australia
15 13 November 1983 Stade Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand 15–15 draw 1983 Australia tour of Italy and France
16 19 November 1983 Parc des Princes, Paris 15–6  France
17 21 June 1986 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 27–14  Australia 1986 France tour of Argentina, Australia and New Zealand
18 12 June 1987 Concord Oval, Sydney 24–30  France 1987 Rugby World Cup Semi-final
19 4 November 1989 Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg 15–32  Australia 1989 Australia tour of France and Canada
20 11 November 1989 Stadium Nord Lille Métropole, Lille 25–19  France
21 9 June 1990 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 21–9  Australia 1990 France tour of Australia
22 24 June 1990 Ballymore Stadium Brisbane 48–31  Australia
23 30 June 1990 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 19–28  France
24 30 October 1993 Stade Municipal, Bordeaux 16–13  France 1993 Australia tour of France and North America
25 6 November 1993 Parc des Princes Paris 3–24  Australia
26 21 June 1997 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 29–15  Australia 1997 France tour of Romania and Australia
27 28 June 1997 Ballymore Stadium Brisbane 26–19  Australia
28 21 November 1998 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 21–32  Australia 1998 Australia tour of France and England
29 6 November 1999 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (Wales) 35–12  Australia 1999 Rugby World Cup Final
30 4 November 2000 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 13–18  Australia 2000 Australia tour of Great Britain and France
31 17 November 2001 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille 14–13  France 2001 Australia tour of Europe
32 22 June 2002 Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 29–17  Australia 2002 France tour of Argentina and Australia
33 29 June 2002 Stadium Australia, Sydney 31–25  Australia
34 13 November 2004 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 27–14  France 2004 end-of-year test
35 2 July 2005 Lang Park, Brisbane 37–31  Australia 2005 France tour of South Africa and Australia
36 5 November 2005 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille 26–16  France 2005 end-of-year test
37 28 June 2008 Stadium Australia, Sydney 34–13  Australia 2008 France tour of Australia
38 5 July 2008 Lang Park, Brisbane 40–10  Australia
39 22 November 2008 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 13–18  Australia 2008 end-of-year test
40 27 June 2009 Stadium Australia, Sydney 22–6  Australia 2009 mid-year test
41 27 November 2010 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 16–59  Australia 2010 end-of-year test
42 10 November 2012 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 33–6  France 2012 end-of-year test
43 7 June 2014 Lang Park, Brisbane 50–23  Australia 2014 France tour of Australia
44 14 June 2014 Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 6–0  Australia
45 21 June 2014 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 39–13  Australia
46 15 November 2014 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 29–26  France 2014 end-of-year test
47 19 November 2016 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 23–25  Australia 2016 end-of-year test
48 7 July 2021 Lang Park, Brisbane 23–21  Australia 2021 France tour of Australia
49 13 July 2021 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne 26–28  France
50 17 July 2021 Lang Park, Brisbane 33–30  Australia

List of series

Played Won by
Australia
Won by
France
Drawn
13 7 3 3
Year Australia France Series winner Trophée des Bicentenaires
1971 1 1 draw N/A
1972 0 1  France[b]
1976 0 2  France
1981 2 0  Australia
1983 0 1  France[b]
1989 1 1 draw
1990 2 1  Australia
1993 1 1 draw  Australia
1997 2 0  Australia
2002 2 0  Australia
2008 2 0  Australia
2014 3 0  Australia
2021 2 1  Australia

Notes

  1. ^ As the New South Wales Waratahs.
  2. ^ a b The first match of the two-test series was a draw, thus France won the series 1–0.

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