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Tuesday, 9 July, 2002, 16:42 GMT 17:42 UK
Australia v Great Britain: the history
Great Britain's Andy Farrell gets hauled to earth in 1994
Great Britain's Andy Farrell gets hauled to earth in 1994
BBC Sport Online looks at past battles between the two countries ahead of the one-off Test in Sydney on 12 July.

Most recent matches first:

2001

24 Nov: GB 8-28 Australia, Wigan
17 Nov: GB 12-40 Australia, Bolton
11 Nov: GB 20-12 Australia, Huddersfield

1999

22 Oct: Australia 42-6 GB, Brisbane

1997

16 Nov: GB 20-37 Australia, Leeds
8 Nov: GB 20-12 Australia, Manchester
1 Nov: GB 14-38 Australia, London

1994

20 Nov: GB 4-23 Australia, Leeds
5 Nov: GB 8-38 Australia, Manchester
22 Oct: GB 8-4 Australia, London.

1992

World Cup final:
24 Oct: GB 6-10 Australia, London

Paul Sculthorpe is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring in 2001
Paul Sculthorpe is mobbed after scoring in 2001
3 Jul: Australia 16-10 GB, Brisbane
26 Jun: Australia 10-33 GB, Melbourne
12 Jun: Australia 22-6 GB, Sydney

1990

24 Nov: GB 0-14 Australia, Leeds
10 Nov: GB 10-14 Australia, Manchester
27 Oct: GB 19-12 Australia, London

1988

9 July: Australia 12-26 GB, Sydney
28 Jun: Australia 34-14 GB, Brisbane
11 Jun: Australia 17-6 GB, Sydney

1986

22 Nov: GB 15-24 Australia, Wigan
8 Nov: GB 4-34 Australia, Leeds
25 Oct: GB 16-38 Australia, Manchester

1984

7 Jul: Australia 20-7 GB, Sydney
26 Jun: Australia 18-6 GB, Brisbane
9 Jun: Australia 25-8 GB, Sydney

1982

28 Nov: GB 8-32 Australia, Leeds
20 Nov: GB 6-27 Australia, Wigan
30 Oct: GB 4-40 Australia, Hull

1979

14 Jul: Australia 28-2 GB, Sydney
30 Jun: Australia 24-16 GB, Sydney
16 Jun: Australia 35-0 GB, Brisbane

1978

18 Nov: GB 6-23 Australia, Leeds
5 Nov: GB 18-14 Australia, Bradford
21 Oct: GB 9-15 Australia, Wigan

1977

World Cup:
25 Jun: Australia 13-12 GB, Sydney
18 Jun: Australia 19-5 GB, Brisbane

1974

Adrian Morley finds no way through the Aussie defence in 1997
Adrian Morley finds no way in 1997
20 Jul: Australia 22-18 GB, Sydney
6 Jul: Australia 11-16 GB, Sydney
15 Jun: Australia 12-6 GB, Brisbane

1973

1 Dec: GB 5-15 Australia, Warrington
24 Nov: GB 6-14 Australia, Leeds
3 Nov: GB 21-12 Australia, London

1972

World Cup:
11 Nov: GB 10-10 Australia, Lyon
29 Oct: GB 27-21 Australia, Perpignan

1970

World Cup:
7 Nov: GB 7-12 Australia, Leeds
24 Oct: GB 11-4 Australia, Leeds

4 Jul: Australia 17-21 GB, Sydney
20 Jun: Australia 7-28 GB, Sydney
6 Jun: Australia 37-15 GB, Brisbane

1968

World Cup:
25 May: Australia 25-10 GB, Sydney

1967

9 Dec: GB 3-11 Australia, Swinton
3 Nov: GB 11-17 Australia, London
GB 16-11 Australia, Leeds

1966

23 Jul: Australia 19-14 GB, Sydney
16 Jul: Australia 6-4 GB, Brisbane
25 Jun: Australia 13-17 GB, Sydney

1963

30 Nov: GB 16-5 Australia, Leeds
9 Nov: GB 12-50 Australia, Swinton
16 Oct: GB 2-28 Australia, London

1962

World Cup:
14 Jul: Australia 18-17 GB, Sydney
30 Jun: Australia 10-17 GB, Brisbane
9 Jun: Australia 12-31 GB, Sydney

1960

World Cup:
8 Oct: GB 10-3 Australia, Bradford

1959

12 Dec: GB 18-12 Australia, Wigan
21 Nov: GB 11-10 Australia, Leeds
17 Oct: GB 14-22 Australia, Swinton

1958

Laurie Daley (left) and Gorden Tallis celebrate Ashes victory in 1997
Laurie Daley (left) and Gorden Tallis celebrate in 1997
19 Jul: Australia 17-40 GB, Sydney
5 Jul: Australia 18-25 GB, Brisbane
14 Jun: Australia 25-8 GB, Sydney

1957

World Cup:
17 Jun: Australia 31-6 GB, Sydney

1956

15 Dec: GB 19-0 Australia, Swinton
1 Dec: GB 9-22 Australia, Bradford
17 Nov: GB 21-10 Australia, Wigan

1954

31 Oct: GB 28-13 Australia, Lyon

1952

13 Dec: GB 7-27 Australia, Bradford
9 Nov: GB 21-5 Australia, Swinton
4 Oct: GB 19-6 Australia, Leeds

1950

22 Jul: Australia 5-2 GB, Sydney
1 Jul: Australia 15-3 GB, Brisbane
12 Jun: Australia 4-6 GB, Sydney

1949

29 Jan: GB 23-9 Australia, Bradford

1948

6 Nov: GB 16-7 Australia, Swinton
9 Oct: GB 23-21 Australia, Leeds

1946

20 Jul: Australia 7-20 GB, Sydney
6 Jul: Australia 5-14 GB, Brisbane
17 Jun: Australia 8-8 GB, Sydney

1937

18 Dec: GB 3-13 Australia, Huddersfield
13 Nov: GB 13-3 Australia, Swinton
16 Oct: GB 5-4 Australia, Leeds

1936

Australia's Brad Thorn gets to grips with Paul Broadbent in 1997
Australia's Brad Thorn tackles Paul Broadbent in 1997
18 Jul: Australia 7-12 GB, Sydney
4 Jul: Australia 7-12 GB, Sydney
29 Jun: Australia 24-8 GB, Sydney

1933

16 Dec: GB 19-16 Australia, Swinton
11 Nov: GB 7-5 Australia, Leeds
7 Oct: GB 4-0 Australia, Manchester

1932

16 Jul: Australia 13-18 GB, Sydney
18 Jun: Australia 15-6 GB, Brisbane
6 Jun: Australia 6-8 GB, Sydney

1930

15 Jan: GB 3-0 Australia, Rochdale
4 Jan: GB 0-0 Australia, Swinton

1929

9 Nov: GB 9-3 Australia, Leeds
5 Oct: GB 8-31 Australia, Hull

1928

14 Jul: Australia 0-8 GB, Sydney
23 Jun: Australia 12-15 GB, Brisbane

1924

12 Jul: Australia 21-11 GB, Brisbane
28 Jun: Australia 3-5 GB, Sydney
23 Jun: Australia 3-22 GB, Sydney

1922

14 Jan: GB 6-0 Australia, Salford

1921

5 Nov: GB 2-16 Australia, Hull
1 Oct: GB 6-5 Australia, Leeds

1920

10 Jul: Australia 13-23 GB, Sydney
3 Jul: Australia 21-8 GB, Sydney
26 Jun: Australia 8-4 GB, Brisbane

Australia grab hold of Jason Robinson in 1994
Australia grab hold of Jason Robinson in 1994
1914

4 Jul: Australia 6-14 GB, Sydney
29 Jun: Australia 12-7 GB, Sydney
27 Jun: Australia 5-23 GB, Sydney

1912

1 Jan: GB 33-8 Australia, Birmingham

1911

16 Dec: GB 11-11 Australia, Edinburgh
8 Nov: GB 10-19 Australia, Newcastle

1910

2 Jul: Australia 17-22 GB, Brisbane
18 Jun: Australia 20-27 GB, Sydney

1909

10 Feb: GB 6-5 Australia, Birmingham
23 Jan: GB 15-5 Australia, Newcastle

1908

12 Dec: GB 22-22 Australia, London


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