England v Wales: facts and figures

As we continue the build-up to this weekend’s opening round of the RBS Six Nations matches, here are some facts, figures, statistics and historical gems from previous clashes between the two old rivals.

Head to Head – all matches

Played: 118
England won: 53
Wales won: 53
Drawn: 12 (last draw in 1983)

The head-to-head record stands at 53 wins apiece – who will edge ahead after this weekend?

Recent England v Wales results in the Six Nations

2000 England, 46-12 Twickenham
2001 England, 44-15 Cardiff
2002 England, 50-10 Twickenham
2003 England, 26-9 Cardiff
2004 England, 31-21 Twickenham
2005 Wales, 11-9 Cardiff
2006 England, 47-13 Twickenham
2007 Wales, 27-18 Cardiff
2008 Wales, 26-19 Twickenham
2009 Wales, 23-15 Cardiff

Wales have certainly had the upper hand in the last few years after England dominated at the start of the millennium. Can England stop the rot at Twickenham on Saturday?

The England team is due to be announced at midday today, so we’ll have it published here first – everyone has an opinion, so please do leave yours.

Wales have delayed naming their team until Lee Byrne’s appeal has been heard, but we’ll bring you news of that as soon as we have it too.

4 thoughts on “England v Wales: facts and figures

  1. Those early 90’s game are hard reading for me, but I doubt we’ll ever see the like again thankfully. As for this year the Byrne hearing is very important as it will really mess up the Welsh back line. Even so I feel England will edge it this year, but here’s hoping.

  2. Hi
    I just wanted to express my frustration at the complete unavailability of tickets for the normal person for the England v Wales Rugby Match. My son is currently studying at Aberystwyth Uni (we live in the Midlands) and is loving every minute of living in Wales. He would have loved to have gone to see this match with his dad (who has tried to get tickets at a price within our means). It seems that although the tickets have been offered to clubs and schools that many of them have ended up on the internet at ridiculous prices which are impossible for students (and their families) to afford.

  3. I think many people share your frustrations. Twickenham tickets are notoriously hard to come by because the demand is so great, and that is unlikely to change unfortunately.

    How about watching it in 3D?

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