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The national rugby union teams of England and Italy have been playing each other in Test rugby since 1991, and by February 2024, they had met in 31 test matches, all of which have been won by England.

Their first meeting was on 8 October 1991 in the 1991 Rugby World Cup, England won 36–6. England had played Italy three times in Rugby World Cups, once in a Rugby World Cup qualifier at Huddersfield and once in an Autumn International, prior to them joining the Six Nations Championship. Italy's inclusion into the Six Nations Championship in 2000 has ensured regular meetings between the sides.

England have dominated the matches between the sides despite some excellent, spirited displays by Italy, who have yet to register their first win or draw in the fixture. The closest result between the two sides came in the opening round of the 2024 Six Nations Championship tournament, with England winning by a three-point margin.

The most recent match between the two sides ended in a 27-24 victory for England in Stadio Olimpico, Rome during the first round of the 2024 Six Nations Championship.

Summary

Overall

Details Played Won by
England
Won by
Italy
Drawn England points Italy points
In England 17 17 0 0 721 204
In Italy 13 13 0 0 476 156
Neutral venue 1 1 0 0 27 20
Overall 31 31 0 0 1,224 380

Records

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

Record England Italy
Longest winning streak 31 (8 Oct 1991–Present) N/A
Largest points for
Home 80 (17 February 2001) 24 (3 February 2024)
Away 59 (18 March 2000) 23 (17 February 2001)
Largest winning margin
Home 60 (2 October 1999) N/A
Away 47 (18 March 2000) N/A

Results

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 8 October 1991 Twickenham Stadium, London 36–6  England 1991 Rugby World Cup
2 31 May 1995 Kings Park Stadium, Durban (South Africa) 27–20  England 1995 Rugby World Cup
3 23 November 1996 Twickenham Stadium, London 54–21  England 1996 Italy tour of Great Britain
4 22 November 1998 Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield 23–15  England 1999 Rugby World Cup qualification
5 2 October 1999 Twickenham Stadium, London 67–7  England 1999 Rugby World Cup
6 18 March 2000 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 12–59  England 2000 Six Nations Championship
7 17 February 2001 Twickenham Stadium, London 80–23  England 2001 Six Nations Championship
8 7 April 2002 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 9–45  England 2002 Six Nations Championship
9 9 March 2003 Twickenham Stadium, London 40–5  England 2003 Six Nations Championship
10 15 February 2004 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 9–50  England 2004 Six Nations Championship
11 12 March 2005 Twickenham Stadium, London 39–7  England 2005 Six Nations Championship
12 11 February 2006 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 16–31  England 2006 Six Nations Championship
13 10 February 2007 Twickenham Stadium, London 20–7  England 2007 Six Nations Championship
14 10 February 2008 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 19–23  England 2008 Six Nations Championship
15 7 February 2009 Twickenham Stadium, London 36–11  England 2009 Six Nations Championship
16 14 February 2010 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 12–17  England 2010 Six Nations Championship
17 12 February 2011 Twickenham Stadium, London 59–13  England 2011 Six Nations Championship
18 11 February 2012 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 15–19  England 2012 Six Nations Championship
19 10 March 2013 Twickenham Stadium, London 18–11  England 2013 Six Nations Championship
20 15 March 2014 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 11–52  England 2014 Six Nations Championship
21 14 February 2015 Twickenham Stadium, London 47–17  England 2015 Six Nations Championship
22 14 February 2016 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 9–40  England 2016 Six Nations Championship
23 26 February 2017 Twickenham Stadium, London 36–15  England 2017 Six Nations Championship
24 4 February 2018 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 15–46  England 2018 Six Nations Championship
25 9 March 2019 Twickenham Stadium, London 57–14  England 2019 Six Nations Championship
26 6 September 2019 St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne 37–0  England 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up match
27 31 October 2020 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 5–34  England 2020 Six Nations Championship
28 13 February 2021 Twickenham Stadium, London 41–18  England 2021 Six Nations Championship
29 13 February 2022 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 0–33  England 2022 Six Nations Championship
30 12 February 2023 Twickenham Stadium, London 31–14  England 2023 Six Nations Championship
31 3 February 2024 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 24–27  England 2024 Six Nations Championship

Non-test results

Below is a list of matches that Italy has awarded matches test match status by virtue of awarding caps, but England did not.

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition Attendance Ref Notes
1 10 May 1986 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 15–15 draw England XV tour [a]

Notes

  1. ^ Not classed as a full international by England who played as an England XV

References