Lansdowne Cup
Lansdowne Cup.jpg
SportRugby union
Instituted1999
Number of teams2
Country Australia
 Ireland
Holders Ireland (2018)
Most titles Australia (8 titles)

The Lansdowne Cup is a rugby union trophy competed for by Australia and Ireland. Established in 1999, the cup was donated to the Australian Rugby Union by the Lansdowne Club of Sydney.[1] The cup was launched in advance of the two Test matches played during the 1999 Ireland rugby union tour of Australia.[2] The crystal trophy, made by Ireland's Waterford Crystal,[1] for which the two nations compete was unveiled at a pub in Brisbane on 9 June 1999.[3]

History

The inaugural contest for the Lansdowne Cup was a two-Test series played between Australia and Ireland in 1999, during the Irish tour of Australia. Ireland are the current holders of the Trophy following the 2018 Irish Tour of Australia.

Matches

Details P  Australia  Ireland D Australia points Ireland points
Australia Australia 9 7 2 0 255 149
Ireland Ireland 7 2 4 1 144 141
Overall 16 9 6 1 399 290

Results

Year Date Venue Home Score Away Trophy
Winner
2018 23 June Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Australia  16–20  Ireland Ireland
16 June Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne 21–26
9 June Lang Park, Brisbane 18–9
2016 26 November Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland  27–24  Australia Ireland
2014 22 November Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland  26–23  Australia Ireland
2013 16 November Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland  15–32  Australia Australia
2010 26 June Lang Park, Brisbane Australia  22–15  Ireland Australia
2009 15 November Croke Park, Dublin Ireland  20–20  Australia Australia
2008 14 June Docklands Stadium, Melbourne Australia  18–12  Ireland Australia
2006 19 November Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  21–6  Australia Ireland
2006 24 June Subiaco Oval, Perth Australia  37–15  Ireland Australia
2005 19 November Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  14–30  Australia Australia
2003 7 June Subiaco Oval, Perth Australia  45–16  Ireland Australia
2002 9 November Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  18–9  Australia Ireland
1999 19 June Subiaco Oval, Perth Australia  32–26  Ireland Australia
12 June Lang Park, Brisbane 46–10

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Lansdowne Cup". Rugby Australia. Archived from the original on 6 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Launch of Lansdowne Cup – 1999 Australia Tour". Getty Pictures. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ Hewett, Chris (10 June 1999). "Rugby Union: O'Cuinneagain dare not look too far ahead". The Independent. Retrieved 5 January 2018.