History on New Zealand's side
August 24, 2011
The All Blacks have already secured the Bledisloe Cup © Getty Images
Australia will be going all out against the All Blacks on Saturday hoping to win their first Tri-Nations crown since 2001.
The All Blacks have won 11 out of their last 12 matches with their Trans-Tasman rivals with Australia's last win coming in Hong Kong back in 2010. And history is not on Australia's side in Brisbane having lost all three of their encounters with the All Blacks.
The most recent encounter in Brisbane came back in 2008 in a carbon copy of Saturday's match when the All Blacks secured the Tri-Nations with a 28-24 win over the Wallabies with fly-half Dan Carter ending the game with a personal haul of 13 points. The All Blacks have won 96 of the 140 previous meetings between these two sides and their dominance over their southern hemisphere rivals was recently reaffirmed with a commanding 30-14 win over the Wallabies at Eden Park - continuing their 25 year unbeaten run against the Australians in Auckland.
New Zealand v Australia All-time record: Played: 141, New Zealand won 96, Australia won 40, drawn 5
Biggest winning margin: NZ: 37, 43-6 at Wellington, 1996; Aus: 21, 28-7 at Sydney, 1999
Highest score: NZ: 50 (50-21) at Sydney, 2003; Aus: 35 (35-39) at Sydney, 2000
Most tries: NZ: 9 (38-13) at Dunedin, 1936; Aus: 5 (30-16) at Auckland, 1978 and (35-39) at Sydney, 2000.
Longest winning sequence: NZ: 10 (2008-10), Aust: 3 (1978-80, 1991-92, 2000-01)
Most points (individual): NZ: Dan Carter 260; Aus: Matt Burke 176
Most tries (individual): NZ: 8 Doug Howlett, Ian Kirkpatrick, Christian Cullen; Aus: 8 David Campese
Most points in a Test: NZ: 29 Andrew Mehrtens at Auckland, 1999; Aus: 24 Matt Burke at Brisbane, 1996
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