The England national rugby union team competed in the first international rugby match in 1871 against Scotland. Since then they have played in 746 matches.[1]

The record for most Test points by an England player is held by Jonny Wilkinson, who scored 1179 points between 1998 and 2011. The record for the number of Test tries is held by Rory Underwood, who scored 49 tries in 85 matches between 1984 and 1996.

Currently active players at Test level are listed in bold; those available for national selection but not currently in the national team setup are listed in italics. This list includes only points and tries scored playing for England, and does not include those scored for the British and Irish Lions.

Team records

Greatest winning margin

As of November 2022[2]
Margin Date Opposing Team Result Ground Competition
134 17 November 2001  Romania 134 – 0 Twickenham Stadium, London, England 2001 end-of-year rugby union internationals
110 14 November 1998  Netherlands 110 – 0 Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield, England 1999 Rugby World Cup Qualifier
98 21 August 1999  United States 106 – 8 Twickenham Stadium, London, England 1999 USA Tour
98 2 November 2003  Uruguay 111 – 13 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia 2003 Rugby World Cup
91 15 October 1999  Tonga 101 – 10 Twickenham Stadium, London, England 1999 Rugby World Cup
78 12 October 2003  Georgia 84 – 6 Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia 2003 Rugby World Cup
70 13 November 2004  Canada 70 – 0 Twickenham Stadium, London, England 2004 Canada Tour
66 6 November 2021  Tonga 69 – 3 Twickenham Stadium, London, England 2021 end-of-year rugby union internationals
64 24 September 2011  Romania 67 – 3 Otago Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand 2011 Rugby World Cup
60 2 October 1999  Italy 67 – 7 Twickenham Stadium, London, England 1999 Rugby World Cup

Greatest losing margin

As of November 2022[3]
Margin Date Opposing Team Result Ground Competition
76 6 June 1998  Australia 0 – 76 Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia 1998 England Tour
48 26 May 2007  South Africa 10 – 58 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa 2007 England Tour
42 20 June 1998  New Zealand 22 – 64 Carisbrook, Dunedin, New Zealand 1998 England Tour
36 26 June 2004  Australia 15 – 51 Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia 2004 England Tour
36 14 September 2007  South Africa 0 – 36 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 2007 Rugby World Cup
36 22 November 2008  South Africa 6 – 42 Twickenham Stadium, London, England 2008 South Africa Tour
33 12 June 2004  New Zealand 3 – 36 Carisbrook, Dunedin, New Zealand 2004 England Tour
33 2 June 2007  South Africa 22 – 55 Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, South Africa 2007 England Tour
32 21 June 2008  New Zealand 12 – 44 Lancaster Park, Christchurch, New Zealand 2008 England Tour
31 11 June 2006  Australia 3 – 34 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia 2006 England Tour

Individual career records

Most appearances

As of 19 November 2022[4]
Rank Name Career Caps Position
1 Ben Youngs 2010- 120 Scrum Half
2 Jason Leonard 1990-2003 114 Prop
3 Owen Farrell 2012– 100 Fly-half/ Centre
4 Dylan Hartley 2008–2018 97 Hooker
5 Courtney Lawes 2009- 96 Lock
6 Dan Cole 2010–2019 95 Prop
7 Jonny Wilkinson 1998–2011 91 Fly-half
8 Danny Care 2008– 87 Scrum-half
9 Lawrence Dallaglio 1995–2007 85 Number 8
Rory Underwood 1984–1996 Wing
11 Martin Johnson 1993–2003 84 Lock
12 George Ford 2014- 81 Fly-half
13 Joe Marler 2012- 79 Prop
14 Joe Worsley 1999–2011 78 Flanker
15 Matt Dawson 1995–2006 77 Scrum-half
James Haskell 2007–2018 Back-row
17 Mike Catt 1994–2007 75 Centre
Mike Tindall 2001–2011 Centre
19 Steve Thompson 2002-2011 73 Hooker
Phil Vickery 1998-2009 Prop
Mako Vunipola 2012- Prop

Most points

As of 19 November 2022[5]
Rank Name Career Points Tries Conv­ersions Penalties Drop Go Caps Points per game Position
1 Jonny Wilkinson 1998–2011 1179 6 162 239 36 91 12.96 Fly-half
2 Owen Farrell 2012– 1119 10 182 231 3 100 11.17 Fly-half / Centre
3 Paul Grayson 1995–2004 400 2 78 72 6 32 12.5 Fly-half
4 Rob Andrew 1985–1997 396 2 33 86 21 71 5.58 Fly-half
5 George Ford 2014– 308 10 54 48 2 81 3.8 Fly-half
6 Toby Flood 2006–2013 301 4 40 66 1 60 5.02 Fly-half
7 Jonathan Webb 1987–1993 296 4 41 66 0 33 8.97 Full-back
8 Charlie Hodgson 2001–2012 269 8 44 44 3 38 7.08 Fly-half
9 Dusty Hare 1974–1984 240 2 14 67 1 25 9.6 Full-back
10 Rory Underwood 1984–1996 210 49 0 0 0 85 2.47 Wing

Most tries

As of 19 November 2022[6]
Rank Name Career Tries Caps Tries /
game
Position
1 Rory Underwood 1984–1996 49 85 0.58 Wing
2 Jonny May 2013– 35 70 0.5 Wing
3 Ben Cohen 2000–2006 31 57 0.54 Wing
Will Greenwood 1997–2004 31 55 0.56 Centre
5 Jeremy Guscott 1989–1999 30 65 0.46 Centre
6 Jason Robinson 2001–2007 28 51 0.55 Full-back
7 Dan Luger 1998–2003 24 38 0.63 Wing
8 Josh Lewsey 1998–2007 22 55 0.4 Wing
Anthony Watson 2014– 22 51 0.43 Wing
10 Chris Ashton 2010–2019 20 44 0.45 Wing
Mark Cueto 2004–2011 20 55 0.36 Wing
Ben Youngs 2010– 20 120 0.17 Scrum-half

Most matches as captain

As of 19 November 2022[7]
Rank Name Career Tests Won Drew Lost Win
percent
Position Honours as captain
1 Will Carling 1988–1996 59 44 1 14 074.6 Centre 1991 Grand Slam
1991 RWC Final
1992 Grand Slam
1995 Grand Slam
1996 Five Nations Championship
2 Chris Robshaw 2012–2017 42 25 0 17 059.5 Flanker 2014 Triple Crown
3 Martin Johnson 1998–2003 39 34 0 5 087.2 Lock 2001 Six Nations Championship
2002 Triple Crown
2003 Grand Slam
2003 RWC Final
4 Owen Farrell 2018– 37 24 2 11 064.9 Fly-half/Centre 2019 RWC Final
2020 Six Nations Championship
2020 Triple Crown
5 Dylan Hartley 2012–2018 30 25 1 4 083.3 Hooker 2016 Grand Slam
2017 Six Nations Championship
6 Lawrence Dallaglio 1997–2004 22 10 2 10 045.5 Number 8 1998 Triple Crown
7 Bill Beaumont 1978–1982 21 11 2 8 052.4 Lock 1980 Grand Slam
Steve Borthwick 2008–2010 21 9 1 11 042.9 Lock None
9 Martin Corry 2005–2007 17 9 0 8 052.9 Lock None
10 Phil Vickery 2002–2008 15 10 0 5 066.7 Prop 2007 RWC Final

Individual match records

Most points in a match

As of November 2022[8]
Rank Player Position Points Tries Conv­ersions Penalties Drop Goals Result Opposition Competition Date
1 Charlie Hodgson Fly-half 44 2 14 2 0 134–0  Romania 2001 end-of-year rugby union internationals 17 November 2001
2 Paul Grayson Fly-half 36 0 12 4 0 101–10  Tonga 1999 Rugby World Cup 15 October 1999
3 Jonny Wilkinson Fly-half 35 1 9 4 0 80–23  Italy 2001 Six Nations Championship 17 February 2001
4 Jonny Wilkinson Fly-half 32 1 6 5 0 67–7  Italy 1999 Rugby World Cup 2 October 1999
5 Rob Andrew Fly-half 30 0 6 6 0 60–19  Canada 1994 Canada Tour 10 December 1994
Paul Grayson Fly-half 0 15 0 0 110–0  Netherlands 1999 Rugby World Cup qualification 14 November 1998
Jonny Wilkinson Fly-half 1 5 4 1 50–10  Wales 2002 Six Nations Championship 23 March 2002
8 Dave Walder Fly-half 29 2 5 3 0 59–20  Canada 2001 England Tour 9 June 2001
9 Rob Andrew Fly-half 27 1 2 5 1 32–15  South Africa 1994 England Tour 9 June 1994
Jonny Wilkinson Fly-half 0 0 8 1 27–22  South Africa 2000 England Tour 24 June 2000
Charlie Hodgson Fly-half 1 2 5 1 32–16  South Africa 2004 Autumn Internationals 20 November 2004
Jonny Wilkinson Fly-half 1 2 5 1 42–20  Scotland 2007 Six Nations Championship 3 February 2007

Most tries in a match

As of November 2022[9]
Tries Player Position Result Opposition Competition Date
5 Douglas Lambert Wing 41–13  France 1907 test match 5 January 1907
Rory Underwood Wing 58-23  Fiji 1989 Fiji Tour 4 November 1989
Josh Lewsey Fullback 111-13  Uruguay 2003 Rugby World Cup 2 November 2003
4 George Burton Forward 8G-0G  Wales 1881 Home Nations matches 19 February 1881
Arthur Hudson Wing 35-8  France 1906 test match 22 March 1906
Ronald Poulton Centre 39-13  France 1914 Five Nations Championship 13 April 1914
Chris Oti Wing 58-3  Romania 1989 England Tour 13 May 1989
Neil Back Flanker 110-0  Netherlands 1999 Rugby World Cup qualification 14 November 1998
Jeremy Guscott Centre 110-0  Netherlands 1999 Rugby World Cup qualification 14 November 1998
Jeremy Guscott Centre 106-8  United States 1999 USA Tour 21 August 1999
Jason Robinson Fullback 134-0  Romania 2001 end-of-year rugby union internationals 17 November 2001
Nick Easter Number 8 62-5  Wales 2007 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches 4 August 2007
Chris Ashton Wing 59-13  Italy 2011 Six Nations Championship 12 February 2011

See also

References

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