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REVEALED | Only one team in history has a 100% winning record against England..

England v President’s Overseas XV was a one off 1971 rugby union match played to celebrate the centenary of the Rugby Football Union.

The President’s Overseas XV featured players from Australia, Fiji, France, New Zealand and South Africa and was effectively a World XV. 

A lot of the players were considered to be the finest in the game at the time, with All Blacks legend Colin Meads starting in the second-row.

The President’s Overseas XV won 28-11, making them the only team in history to have a 100% winning record against England in Test matches.



Playing expansive rugby, the visitors scored numerous tries, with All Blacks Bryan Williams and Ian Kirkpatrick touching down while Springbok prop Hannes Marais scored a brace.

The game was played at Twickenham in front of 50,000 spectators and Test caps were awarded with back-rowers Peter Dixon and Roger Creed earning their first caps for England in this match.

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