All Blacks look to extend winning run
August 19, 2009
Australia's James Horwill crashes over to score in the corresponding fixture in last year's Tri-Nations © Getty Images
Australia play host to New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday in the latest clash of this year's Tri-Nations.
The first meeting between the two teams took place in 1903 with New Zealand claiming a 22-3 victory in Sydney while their most recent clash came earlier this year with the All Blacks scoring a narrow 22-16 success in Auckland.
The two sides last met in Sydney during last year's Tri-Nations with the Wallabies recording a 34-19 victory - the last time they got the better of their old rivals. New Zealand have also lost three of their last four matches at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
Ahead of their latest eagerly-awaited showdown we look back at the previous clashes between these two giants of the international game.
Australia v New Zealand
All-time record: New Zealand won 89, Australia won 39, 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: 9 (1936-47), Aust: 3 (1978-80, 1991-92, 2000-01)
Most points (individual): NZ: Andrew Mehrtens 202; 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
"I had a couple of injuries before but this was different." Tom Hamilton talks to Scott Williams about the O'Driscoll tackle, Wales and Scarlets
"To be the best it's not about the flash stuff, it's actually about everything done at a very high level." Tom Hamilton on the England squad
Huw Richards rewinds to 1864 to mark the birth of Welsh rugby's first authentic star - Arthur Gould
Michael Cheika has succeeded in becoming the Wallabies coach under his own terms, writes Greg Growden