Rugby World Cup: The big numbers ahead of England v Australia quarter-final

Press Association Sport 23:11 18/10/2019
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England tackle rivals Australia in the first Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita on Saturday morning.

Here, the PA news agency looks ahead to the clash in numbers.

3 – World Cup wins between the two nations. Australia won the tournament in 1991 and 1999 but lost to England in the 2003 final.

9 – Australia remain ever-present in the quarter-finals, having now reached this stage in all nine World Cups to date. England are playing their eighth, having missed out in 2015.

3 – England’s Luke Cowan-Dickie and Australia’s Dane Haylett-Petty scored three tries each in the group stage. Only Wales wing Josh Adams, Japan pair Kotaro Matsushima and Kenki Fukuoka and Argentina’s Julian Montoya scored more.

24 – points scored by England’s Owen Farrell in the group stage, 10th among all players but only half of Japan fly-half Yu Tamura’s tournament-leading total. Matt Toomua led Australia with just 18.

136 – Australia were the joint third-highest scorers in the pool stage, matching Wales with 136 points. England’s 119 ranked joint sixth with Scotland.

6 – tries conceded by Australia in the group stage, the third most of all the quarter-finalists. England conceded only two, which came when they were leading the United States 45-0 and Argentina 25-3.

0 – England did not have a single player sin-binned in their three group games. Australia had three – Adam Coleman and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto against Uruguay and Isi Naisarani against Georgia.

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