Wales vs England Rugby Facts
Leading up to the 2019 Six Nations clash between Wales and England, we discuss 5 potentially lesser known facts.
Fact 1 – Wales has lost to England more times that any other test side
Since 1881, Wales and England have played 130 times. Wales have won 57 times, England 61 times, with 12 draws. Wales has played against England more times than any other nation and lost more times.
Fact 2 – England have more wins than Wales since beginning of 2010
Since the beginning of 2010, England has registered 9 victories against 4 for Wales. Wales last beat England at Twickenham on 26th September 2015 in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, securing a 28-25 victory.
Fact 3 – England Score More Tries
England have scored 22 tries to Wales 17 in the 14 tests played since the beginning of 2010. However, in the last 3 tests, England have outscored Wales 9 to 2!
Fact 4 – 62 Different Players Have Started the Last 4 Tests
In the last four games between Wales and England (12th March 2016 to 10th February 2018), there have been 28 different players starting for England and 34 for Wales. 8 different players have featured in the Wales back 3. England won all 4 tests. For the February 2019 test, there are no new players for Wales, but five new starters for England.
Fact 5 – Losing Steak for Wales Against England
The present run of 4 defeats in a row for Wales is their worst against England since a 7 match losing streak. That previous losing streak started with a 46-12 loss at Twickenham in March 2000 and ended with a narrow 11-9 victory in Cardiff on February 2005.
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