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Everything you should know about England's Old Mutual Wealth opponents

August 14, 2017

It might still be the summer and therefore the rugby off-season, but that doesn't mean we're not already looking forward to the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stadium this November. In the lead up to this highly anticipated series we've done some research on the teams England will face, in the order the matches will take place. 

First up, Argentina... 

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Most number of International Caps: Felipe Contepomi with 87 caps

Most number of international points: Felipe Contepomi with 651 Points

All-time top try scorer: Jose Nunez Piossek with 29 tries  

Current Team Captain: Agustine Creevy, aged 32

Current Head Coach: Daniel Houriade, Argentinian

All-time record vs England: Played- 22, Wins: 4, Losses: 17, Draws: 1 

World Cup appearances: 8

Best position in a World Cup: 4 place

Current World Ranking: Number 9

Players to watch: Nicolas Sanchez (Fly-half), Augustine Creevy (Flanker), Joaquin Tucalet (Full-back, Wing or Fly-half)

 

Secondly, Australia...

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Most number of International Caps: George Gregan with 139 caps

Most number of international points: Michael Lynagh with 911 points

All-time top try scorer: David Campese with 64 tries

Current Team Captain: Michael Hooper, 25

Current Head Coach: Michael Cheika, Australian

All-time record vs England: Played: 48, Wins: 25, Losses: 22, Draws: 1

Number of World Cup appearances: 8

Number of World Cup Wins: 2 wins in 1991 and 1999

Current World Ranking: Number 4

Players to watch: Israel Folau (Full Back), David Pocock (Flanker) and Michael Hooper (Flanker)

 

And thirdly, Samoa...

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Most number of International Caps: Brian Lima with 64 caps

Most number of international points: Tusi Pisi with 185 points

All-time top try scorer: Brian Lima with 29 tries

Current Team Captain: David Lemi, aged 35

Current Head Coach: Alama Ieremia, New Zealand

All-time record vs England: Played: 7, Wins: 0, Losses: 7, Draws: 0

World Cup appearances: 6

Best posiiton in a World Cup: Quarter finals

Current World Ranking: Number 16

Players to watch: George Pisi (Centre or Full-back), Alesana Tuilagi (Centre or Wing), Kahn Fotuali’i (Scrum-half and Fly-half)

 

For more information and how to book your hospitality experience at Twickenham Stadium for the Old Mutual Wealth series, click here.

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