Rugby: The Wallabies woeful record at Eden Park

If history is anything to go by, the Wallabies chances of rolling over the All Blacks at Eden Park this weekend are slim to none. Photo / Getty Images.
If history is anything to go by, the Wallabies chances of rolling over the All Blacks at Eden Park this weekend are slim to none. Photo / Getty Images.

If history is anything to go by, the Wallabies chances of rolling over the All Blacks at Eden Park this weekend are slim to none.

Even putting aside their disastrous performance last week, and the fact they have lost inspirational skipper David Pocock - the Wallabies record against the All Blacks at Eden Park is abysmal.

Since the last time the Wallabies beat the All Blacks at the ground 26 years ago they have lost 13 games in a row there.

And the two most recent New Zealand wins - 20-6 in the Rugby World Cup, and 30-14 in the Tri Nations - have produced two of the biggest score lines over that period.

There is some pretty damning data to support the Wallabies' Eden Park hoodoo; here are some of our favourite stats.

• In the 14 games played at Eden Park since 1986 the All Blacks have scored 143 more points than their trans-tasman rivals - at an average of ten points a match.

• The All Blacks have successfully kicked 60 penalties against the Wallabies at Eden Park since 1986 - while the Aussies have managed just 27.

• In the last four matches between the sides at Eden Park the All Blacks have scored 111 points while conceding only 46.

- In the four tests Dan Carter has played against Australia at Eden Park (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011) he has scored more points than the entire Wallabies combined (74-72).

• Saturday night represents the 82nd Test to have been played by New Zealand at Eden Park. The All Blacks have won 69 of these.

The closest Australia has come to breaking their 26-year duck came in 1991, when they lost by just three points.

But Australia shouldn't feel too hard on themselves, no side has beaten the All Blacks at Eden Park in 18 years, since France prevailed 23-20 in 1994.

The one strand of good news for the Wallabies is that the last time they played at Eden Park they won - beating Wales 21-18 in the 2011 World Cup playoff for third and fourth.

It would take a brave man to bet against the All Blacks on Saturday night but the TAB is offering $6 odds for anyone who fancies a history breaking upset.

The Streak: New Zealand Unbeaten Sequence at Eden Park - 1994-2011

1994: New Zealand 18, South Africa 18
1995: New Zealand 73, Canada 7
1995: New Zealand 28, Australia 16
1996: New Zealand 36, Scotland 12
1997: New Zealand 55, South Africa 35
1998: New Zealand 40, England 10
1999: New Zealand 34, Australia 15
2000: New Zealand 48, Scotland 14
2001: New Zealand 26, South Africa 15
2002: New Zealand 40, Ireland 8
2003: New Zealand 21, Australia 17
2004: New Zealand 36, England 12
2005: New Zealand 38, British & Irish Lions 19
2005: New Zealand 34, Australia 24
2006: New Zealand 27, Ireland 17
2006: New Zealand 34, Australia 27
2007: New Zealand 42, France 11
2007: New Zealand 26, Australia 12
2008: New Zealand 37, England 20
2008: New Zealand 39, Australia 10
2009: New Zealand 22, Australia 16
2010: New Zealand 32, South Africa 12
2011: New Zealand 30, Australia 14
2011: New Zealand 41, Tonga 10 (RWC)
2011: New Zealand 37, France 17 (RWC)
2011: New Zealand 33, Argentina 10 (RWC Quarter-final)
2011: New Zealand 20, Australia 6 (RWC Semi-final)
2011: New Zealand 8, France 7 (RWC Final)
2012: New Zealand 42, Ireland 10

- HERALD ONLINE

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