Factbox-Rugby-Australia v England - July test series


(Reuters) - Factbox on the test series between Australia and England, which starts in Perth on Saturday:

* England have won their last eight tests against Australia, including a 3-0 sweep on their last tour Down Under in 2016 and a 40-16 victory in the 2019 World Cup quarter-finals.

* The teams will compete for the Ella-Mobbs Trophy for the first time after the Cook Cup was retired.

* Australia have won their last 10 matches at Lang Park, venue for the second test of the series. The winning streak includes victories over New Zealand, South Africa, France and Ireland.

* The Wallabies handed England their heaviest defeat with a 76–0 drubbing at Lang Park in 1998, the first match of what became known as the "tour from hell".

TESTS

July 2 - Perth Stadium - kickoff 5.55 p.m. (0955 GMT)

Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

July 9 - Lang Park, Brisbane - kickoff 7.55 p.m. (0955 GMT)

Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

July 16 - Sydney Cricket Ground - kickoff 7.55 p.m. (0955 GMT)

Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

AUSTRALIA

World ranking: 6

Coach: Dave Rennie

Captain: Michael Hooper

Squad:

Forwards - Dave Porecki, Lachlan Lonergan, Folau Fainga'a, Taniela Tupou, Scott Sio, Allan Alaalatoa, Pone Fa'amausili, James Slipper, Angus Bell, Matt Philip, Jed Holloway, Nick Frost, Cadeyrn Neville, Darcy Swain, Michael Hooper (captain), Pete Samu, Harry Wilson, Rob Valetini, Rob Leota.Backs - Nic White, Tate McDermott, Jake Gordon, Quade Cooper, James O'Connor, Noah Lolesio, Samu Kerevi, Hunter Paisami, Izaia Perese, Len Ikitau, Marika Koroibete, Andrew Kellaway, Tom Banks, Suliasi Vunivalu, Tom Wright, Jordan Petaia

ENGLAND

World ranking: 5

Coach: Eddie Jones

Captain: Owen Farrell

Squad:

Forwards - Ollie Chessum, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Nick Isiekwe, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Bevan Rodd, Patrick Schickerling, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jack Walker, Jack Willis

Backs - Henry Arundell, Danny Care, Joe Cokanasiga, Fraser Dingwall, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Will Joseph, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter, Harry Randall, Jack van Poortvliet, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 52

Australia wins: 25

England wins: 26

Draws: 1

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2021 England 32-15 Australia Twickenham

2019 England 40-16 Australia Oita

2018 England 37-18 Australia Twickenham

2017 England 30-6 Australia Twickenham

2016 England 37-21 Australia Twickenham

(Compiled by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Peter Rutherford)

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