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Rugby - Cook Cup

Rugby Union's version of the Ashes was inaugurated in 1997, when Australia and England agreed to play each other on an annual basis. The crystal trophy is named after Captain James Cook, who led the first European expedition to Australia, and contested in non-World Cup matches.
In 2004, 2006 and 2010 the cup was decided over a two-match series. In 2016 (in Australia) it was over a three-match series.
The two nations have been playing each other since 1909. Prior to the Cook Cup era, the score was Australia 12 England 7, with no matches drawn.
England won the World Cup matches in 2003 (final) and 2007 (quarter-final), Australia were victorious in the 2015 encounter (Pool stage).

* Cook Cup not contested
~After Extra Time
 # First match of series

YEAR VENUE WINNERS HOLDERS
1997
Sydney (SFS)
A 25-6
AUS
1997
Twickenham
Dr 15-15
AUS
1998
Brisbane
A 76-0
AUS
1998
Twickenham
A 12-11
AUS
1999
Sydney (S Aus)
A 22-15
AUS
2000
Twickenham
E 22-19
ENG
2001
Twickenham
E 21-15
ENG
2002
Twickenham
E 32-31
ENG
2003
Melbourne
E 25-14
ENG
2003*
Sydney (S Aus)
E 20-17~
-
2004
Brisbane
A 51-15
ENG#
2004
Twickenham
A 21-19
AUS
2005
Twickenham
E 26-16
 
2006
Sydney (S Aus)
A 34-3
ENG#
2006
Melbourne
A 43-18
AUS
2007*
Marseilles
E 12-10
-
2008
Twickenham
A 28-14
AUS
2009
Twickenham
A 18-9
AUS
2010
Perth
A 27-17
AUS
2010
Sydney (S Aus)
E 21-20
AUS
2010 Twickenham
E 35-18
ENG
2012 Twickenham A 20-14 AUS
2013 Twickenham E 20-13 ENG
2014 Twickenham E 26-17 ENG
2015* Twickenham A 33-13 -
2016 Brisbane E 39-28 AUS
2016 Melbourne E 23-7 ENG
2016 Sydney (SFS) E 44-40 ENG
2016 Twickenham E 37-21 ENG
2017 Twickenham E 30-6 ENG
2018 Twickenham E 37-18 ENG
 
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