Since 1927, Australia and Ireland have competed against each other in rugby union in 36 matches, Australia having won 22, Ireland 13, with 1 draw. Their first meeting was on 12 November 1927, and was won 5-3 by Australia. Their most recent meeting took place at Allianz Stadium, Sydney on 23 June 2018 and was won 20 pts to 16 by Ireland on their way to a 2-1 series win. Since 1999 the two sides have competed for the Lansdowne Cup.[1]

Summary

Overall

Details Played Won by
Australia
Won by
Ireland
Drawn Australia points Ireland points
In Australia 16 11 5 0 390 258
In Ireland 19 11 7 1 340 262
Neutral venue 1 0 1 0 6 15
Overall 36 22 13 1 736 535

Records

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

Record Australia Ireland
Longest winning streak 11 (21 Nov 1981–9 Nov 2002) 4 (8 Jan 1958–17 Jan 1976)
Largest points for
Home 46 (12 June 1999) 27 (26 November 2016)
Away 42 (31 October 1992) 27 (3 June 1979)
Largest winning margin
Home 36 (12 June 1999) 15 (19 November 2006)
Away 25 (31 October 1992) 15 (3 June 1979)

Results

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 12 November 1927 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3–5  Australia 1927–28 Waratahs tour of the British Isles, France and Canada
2 6 December 1947 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3–16  Australia 1947–48 Australia rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America
3 18 January 1958 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9–6  Ireland 1957–58 Australia rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland and France
4 21 January 1967 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 15–8  Ireland 1966–67 Australia rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland and France
5 13 May 1967 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 5–11  Ireland 1967 Ireland rugby union tour of Australia
6 26 October 1968 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 10–3  Ireland 1968 Australia rugby union tour of British Isles
7 17 January 1976 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 10–20  Australia 1975–76 Australia rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
8 3 June 1979 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 12–27  Ireland 1979 Ireland rugby union tour of Australia
9 16 June 1979 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 3–9  Ireland
10 21 November 1981 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 12–16  Australia 1981–82 Australia rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
11 10 November 1984 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9–16  Australia 1984 Australia rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
12 7 June 1987 Concord Oval, Sydney 33–15  Australia 1987 Rugby World Cup
13 20 October 1991 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 18–19  Australia 1991 Rugby World Cup
14 31 October 1992 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 17–42  Australia 1992 Australia rugby union tour of Europe
15 5 June 1994 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 33–13  Australia 1994 Ireland rugby union tour of Australia
16 11 June 1994 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 32–18  Australia
17 23 November 1996 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 12–22  Australia 1996 Australia rugby union tour of Europe
18 12 June 1999 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 46–10  Australia 1999 Ireland rugby union tour of Australia
19 19 June 1999 Subiaco Oval, Perth 32–26  Australia
20 10 October 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3–23  Australia 1999 Rugby World Cup
21 9 November 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 18–9  Ireland 2002 Autumn International
22 7 June 2003 Subiaco Oval, Perth 45–16  Australia 2003 Ireland rugby union tour of The South Seas
23 1 November 2003 Telstra Dome, Melbourne 17–16  Australia 2003 Rugby World Cup
24 19 November 2005 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 14–30  Australia 2005 Autumn International
25 24 June 2006 Subiaco Oval, Perth 37–15  Australia 2006 mid-year test
26 19 November 2006 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21–6  Ireland 2006 Autumn International
27 14 June 2008 Colonial Stadium, Melbourne 18–12  Australia 2008 mid-year test
28 15 November 2009 Croke Park, Dublin 20–20   draw 2009 Autumn International
29 26 June 2010 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 22–15  Australia 2010 mid-year test
30 17 September 2011 Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand 15–6  Ireland 2011 Rugby World Cup
31 16 November 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 15–32  Australia 2013 Autumn International
32 22 November 2014 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26–23  Ireland 2014 Autumn International
33 26 November 2016 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 27–24  Ireland 2016 Autumn International
34 9 June 2018 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 18–9  Australia 2018 Ireland rugby union tour of Australia
35 16 June 2018 AAMI Park, Melbourne 21–26  Ireland
36 23 June 2018 Allianz Stadium, Sydney 16–20  Ireland

List of series

Played Won by
Australia
Won by
Ireland
Drawn
4 2 2 0
Year Australia Ireland Series winner Lansdowne Cup
Australia 1979 0 2  Ireland N/A
Australia 1994 2 0  Australia
Australia 1999 2 0  Australia
Australia 2018 1 2  Ireland

References

  1. ^ "Lansdowne Cup". Rugby Australia. Archived from the original on 2018-01-06. Retrieved 5 January 2018.