England v Wales - Facts

England have won their last three Six Nations games against Wales
England have won their last three Six Nations games against Wales
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The rivalry between Wales and England is set to resume on Saturday when they take on each other in the Six Nations encounter at Principality Stadium. Here are few of the facts ahead of the game.

* The countries have met on 129 occasions. England lead the series 60-57, with 12 draws.

* Wales' record win in the series was a 30-3 success in Cardiff four years ago, while England boast a best of 62-5 during the 2007 World Cup warm-up period.

* The last drawn Test match between Wales and England produced a 13-13 scoreline in 1983.

* England have won their last three Six Nations games against Wales.

* Victory for Wales on Saturday would make it five Test match wins in a row against all opponents, equalling their best results sequence since 2012.

* England's starting back-row on Saturday has a total of 20 caps, compared with 130 for Wales.

* Wales field seven survivors in their starting line-up from the team that ended England's Grand Slam hopes with a 30-3 win in Cardiff four years ago.

* England are unbeaten since the 2015 World Cup, and victory on Saturday would make it 16 wins in a row.

* Wales have not lost at home in the Six Nations since England beat them 21-16 two years ago.

* Full-back Leigh Halfpenny needs five points on Saturday to become only the second Wales player to clock up 300 Six Nations points.

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