History of rugby union matches between United States and Wales

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Wales and United States first played each other in 1987 where Wales won 46-0 in Cardiff Arms Park. To the most recent Rugby World Cup, Wales and the United States have never played each other at a Rugby World Cup but Wales has played the United States on a Series Tour; 1997, 2005 and 2009.

Summary[edit]

Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.

Overview[edit]

Details Played Won by
 United States
Won by
 Wales
Drawn United States
points
Wales points
In USA 4 0 4 0 61 183
In Wales 3 0 3 0 25 122
Neutral venue 0 0 0 0 0 0
Overall 7 0 7 0 86 305

Records[edit]

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record United States Wales
Longest winning streak NA 7 (7 Nov 1987–Present)
Largest points for
Home 23 (12 July 1997) 46 (7 November 1987)
Away 14 (11 January 1997) 77 (4 June 2005)
Largest winning margin
Home NA 46 (7 November 1987)
Away NA 74 (4 June 2005)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 7 November 1987 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 46 – 0  Wales 1987 United States rugby union tour of Wales
2 11 January 1997 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 34 – 14  Wales
3 5 July 1997 Wilmington, North Carolina 20 – 30  Wales
4 12 July 1997 Balboa Park, San Francisco, California 23 – 28  Wales 1997 Welsh tour to North America
5 18 November 2000 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 42 – 11  Wales Autumn International
6 4 June 2005 Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut 3 – 77  Wales 2005 Welsh tour of North America
7 6 June 2009 Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois 15 – 48  Wales 2009 Welsh tour of North America

XV Results[edit]

Below is a list of matches that the United States has awarded matches test match status by virtue of awarding caps, but Wales did not award caps.

Date Venue Score Winner Comments
9 September 1980 Long Beach 18 – 24  Wales Not classed as a full international by Wales who fielded a Wales XV
28 August 1999 Millenium Stadium, Cardiff 53 – 24  Wales Not classed as a full international by Wales who fielded a Wales XV