England’s historical home advantage

We had a look back at ESPNScrum.com data for England vs Wales matches.

The first three entries in the tables show England home games only (all time i.e. since 1881, then since 2000 and since 2010).

England’s win percentages were (all games at home):-

  • All time – 58%
  • Since 2000 – 80%
  • Since 2010 – 67%

Then we show the data for past RWC meetings (all RWC matches held anywhere).

England’s win percentage was 50% (one win, one loss)

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England vs Wales (With England at Home)
Span Matches Won Lost Draw Win %
1881-2014 62 36 18 8 58%
2000-2014 10 8 2 0 80%
2010-2014 3 2 1 0 67%
England vs Wales in RWC
Span Matches Won Lost Draw Win %
1987-2003 2 1 1 0 50%
Source: ESPNScrum.com; own calculations

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