List of sports rivalries

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Fisher Stadium's scoreboard in Easton, Pennsylvania following Lafayette College's victory over Lehigh University in the 142nd edition of "The Rivalry" in 2006. The series between the two colleges, which are 17 miles (27 km) away from each other in the Lehigh Valley, is the most-played rivalry in college football history with 157 meetings since 1884. Lafayette2006PLchampsboard.JPG
Fisher Stadium's scoreboard in Easton, Pennsylvania following Lafayette College's victory over Lehigh University in the 142nd edition of "The Rivalry" in 2006. The series between the two colleges, which are 17 miles (27 km) away from each other in the Lehigh Valley, is the most-played rivalry in college football history with 157 meetings since 1884.
Fans separated at an Old Firm derby in Glasgow, Scotland Oldfirm.jpg
Fans separated at an Old Firm derby in Glasgow, Scotland

A sports rivalry is intense competition between athletic teams or athletes, affecting participants, [1] management, and supporters all to varying degrees.

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The intensity of the rivalry can range anywhere from a light hearted banter to serious violence. A rivalry that gets out of control can lead to fighting, hooliganism, rioting and some instances with career-ending and even fatal consequences. In the "Football War", along with other factors, it was suggested to have been the tipping point in leading to military conflicts.

Owners have been known to encourage rivalries as they tend to improve game attendance and television ratings for rivalry matches. Clubs can reduce fan aggression surrounding rivalry games by acknowledging rather than downplaying the conflict [2] because the rivalry is an integral part of fan identity. [3]

Games between two rivals that are based in areas of close geographical proximity are often known as a local derby, or simply just a derby ( UK: /ˈdɑːrbi/ DAR-bee, US: /ˈdɜːrbi/ DUR-bee); a sporting event between two teams from the same town, city or region. The term is usually connected with association football [4] and the media and supporters will often refer to this fixture as "Derby Day". [5]

The term "derby" possibly originated from the Derby, a horse race in England, founded by the 12th Earl of Derby in 1780. The 19th Earl has since claimed the Derby name was originally only given to one other sporting event: fixtures between St Helens at one end of the family's Knowsley estate and Wigan at the other. [6]

The other theory as to the name's origin involves Shrovetide football, an early, unofficiated version of both association and rugby football. It was first played in the town of Derby prior to Medieval times. From as early as the 12th century it was known to have been played in Ashbourne. It was a chaotic and exuberant affair that involved the whole town, often resulting in fatalities. The goals were at Nuns Mill in the north and the Gallows Balk in the south of the town, and much of the action took place in the River Derwent or the Markeaton Brook. Nominally the players came from All Saints' and St Peter's parishes, but in practice the game was a free-for-all with as many as 1,000 players. A Frenchman who observed a match in 1829 wrote in horror, 'if Englishmen call this play, it would be impossible to say what they call fighting'. Shrovetide football is still an annual event in the town of Ashbourne. [7]

Since at least as early as 1840 'derby' has been used as a noun in English to denote any kind of sporting contest. [8] Other names for derbies include Clásicos in certain parts of the world and crosstown rivalries in the United States.

Rivalries do not always stem from the sharing of an area. Hostilities can occur for different reasons, such as in the case of El Clásico with tensions between fans with a background of historically cultural and political differences. Frequent meetings in important games between teams can also lead to unpleasantries.

International rivalries

Association football

Athletics

Individual

1st party2nd partyDiscipline(s)TimespanArticleSource
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Steve Ovett Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sebastian Coe Middle-distance running 1978–1986 [9]
Flag of Jamaica.svg Usain Bolt Flag of the United States.svg Tyson Gay Sprinting 2005–2012 [10]
Flag of Jamaica.svg Asafa Powell Flag of the United States.svg Tyson Gay Sprinting 2006– [11]
Flag of Cuba.svg Dayron Robles Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liu Xiang Hurdling 2007–2011 [12]
Flag of the United States.svg Joan Benoit Flag of Norway.svg Grete Waitz Marathon [13]
Flag of Jamaica.svg Usain Bolt Flag of the United States.svg Justin Gatlin Sprinting 2012–2017 [14] [15]
Flag of Jamaica.svg Usain Bolt Flag of Jamaica.svg Yohan Blake Sprinting 2012 [16]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ben Johnson Flag of the United States.svg Carl Lewis Sprinting 1984–1988 [17]
Flag of Jamaica.svg Veronica Campbell-Brown Flag of the United States.svg Allyson Felix 200 metres & 400 metres 2004– [18]
Flag of Italy.svg Ondina Valla Flag of Italy.svg Claudia Testoni Sprinting 1932–1940 Testoni–Valla rivalry [19]
Flag of Italy.svg Luigi Facelli Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Burghley Hurdling 1927–1933 [20]
Flag of Grenada.svg Kirani James Flag of the United States.svg LaShawn Merritt Sprinting 2011– [21]
Flag of Kenya.svg Paul Tergat Flag of Ethiopia.svg Haile Gebrselassie Marathon 1995–2000 [22]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Daley Thompson Flag of Germany.svg Jürgen Hingsen Decathlon [23]
Flag of Serbia.svg Ivana Španović Flag of Russia.svg Darya Klishina Long jump 2007– [24]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Donovan Bailey Flag of the United States.svg Michael Johnson Sprinting 1996–1997 Bailey–Johnson 150-metre race [25] [26]

Team

1st party2nd partyDiscipline(s)TimespanArticleSource
Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Multi-discipline1925– Finland-Sweden athletics international
Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica Flag of the United States.svg United States Sprinting [27] [28] [29]
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia Long-distance running 1968– [22] [30]

Australian rules football

Badminton

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of Indonesia.svg Susi Susanti Flag of South Korea.svg Bang Soo-hyun 1992–1996
Flag of Malaysia.svg Lee Chong Wei Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Lin Dan 2004–2020 Lee–Lin rivalry
Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1990s-Present
Flag of Indonesia.svg Anthony Sinisuka Ginting Flag of Japan.svg Kento Momota 2020s-Present
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Tai Tzu-ying Flag of India.svg P. V. Sindhu 2016–Present

Bandy

In Swedish bandy, derby games are often played on Saint Stephen's Day. [31]

Baseball

Dominican Republic

Dominican Professional Baseball League

Japan

Nippon Professional Baseball

Central League
Pacific League

South Korea

KBO League

Taiwan

Chinese Professional Baseball League

Mexico

Mexican Baseball League

Mexican Pacific League

United States/Canada

Major League Baseball

Minor League Baseball

Venezuela

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

Basketball

Australia

Croatia

China

Guangdong has 11 CBA league titles, more than any other team in history, so it is very evident that they would have a lot of rivalries within the CBA.

France

Germany

Greece

Hong Kong

These are active Hong Kong A1 rivalries:

These are high school sports rivalries, but are primarily contested in basketball:

Israel

Italy

Japan

Korea Republic

Lebanon

Lithuania

North Macedonia

Philippines

These are active Philippine Basketball Association rivalries:

These are active Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League rivalries:

These are college sports rivalries, but are primarily contested in basketball:

Poland

Russia

Slovenia

Serbia

Spain

United Kingdom

United States and Canada

National Basketball Association

Individuals
1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain 19591969 [79]
Magic Johnson Larry Bird 19791991 [79]
Michael Jordan Bill Laimbeer 1988–present [80] [81]
Kobe Bryant Paul Pierce 20082010
LeBron James Stephen Curry 20152018 Cavaliers–Warriors rivalry [82]

Turkey

Bobsleigh

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 1976—1990 [83]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kaillie Humphries Flag of the United States.svg Elana Meyers 2013— [84] [85]

Bodybuilding

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of Austria.svg Arnold Schwarzenegger Flag of Cuba.svg Sergio Oliva [86]

Boxing

Individual

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticle(s)Source
Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Robinson Flag of the United States.svg Jake LaMotta 1942–1951
Flag of the United States.svg Muhammad Ali Flag of the United States.svg Joe Frazier 1971–1975 Fight of the Century
Ali-Frazier II
Thrilla in Manila
[87]
Flag of the United States.svg Sugar Ray Leonard Flag of Panama.svg Roberto Durán 1980–1989 The No Mas Fight [88]
Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. Flag of Argentina.svg Marcos Maidana 2014 Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana II
[89]
Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Jr. Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao –2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao
Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Manuel Márquez 2004–2012 Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez III
Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez IV
Flag of Mexico.svg Érik Morales Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao 2005-2006 Érik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao

Érik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao II Manny Pacquiao vs. Érik Morales III

Flag of Mexico.svg Marco Antonio Barrera Flag of Mexico.svg Érik Morales 2000–2004 Barrera vs. Morales trilogy
Érik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera
Érik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera II
Érik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera III

Team

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico 1930s–2010s Puerto Rican-Mexican boxing rivalry

Chess

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of the German Empire.svg Emanuel Lasker Flag of the German Empire.svg Siegbert Tarrasch 1894–1908 World Chess Championship 1908
Flag of Cuba (sky blue).svg José Raúl Capablanca Flag of France.svg Alexander Alekhine 1927–c.1938 World Chess Championship 1927
Flag of Russia.svg Garry Kasparov Flag of the United States.svg Deep Blue 1996–1997 Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov
Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Fischer Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Boris Spassky 1972, 1992 World Chess Championship 1972
Fischer–Spassky (1992 match)
Flag of India.svg Viswanathan Anand Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Vladimir Kramnik 1989–present List of chess games between Anand and Kramnik
Flag of Russia.svg Vladimir Kramnik Flag of Russia.svg Garry Kasparov 1993–2004 List of chess games between Kasparov and Kramnik
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Garry Kasparov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Flag of Russia.svg Anatoly Karpov 1984-c.2000 World Chess Championship 1984
World Chess Championship 1985
World Chess Championship 1986
World Chess Championship 1987
World Chess Championship 1990
[90] [91]

College sport

Cricket

International

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticle(s)Source
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of England.svg  England 1877–present The Ashes [92]
Flag of England.svg  England Flag of India.svg  India 1932–present Pataudi Trophy
Anthony de Mello Trophy
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1946–present Chappell–Hadlee Trophy
Trans-Tasman Trophy
[93]
Flag of India.svg  India Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 1947–present India–Pakistan cricket rivalry [94] [95]
Flag of India.svg  India Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1947–present Border–Gavaskar Trophy
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 1956–present Benaud–Qadir Trophy
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 1960–present Frank Worrell Trophy
Flag of England.svg  England WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 1963–present Wisden Trophy
Richards–Botham Trophy
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 1982–present Warne–Muralitharan Trophy
Flag of India.svg  India Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1992–present Freedom Trophy
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1998–present Sir Vivian Richards Trophy
Flag of England.svg  England Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2004–present Basil D'Oliveira Trophy
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Flag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg  Afghanistan 2012–present Afghanistan–Pakistan cricket rivalry

Domestic

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Royal College, Colombo Flag of Sri Lanka.svg S. Thomas' College, Mt Lavinia 1879–present Royal–Thomian [96]
Flag of England.svg Middlesex Flag of England.svg Surrey London derby [97]
Flag of England.svg Lancashire Flag of England.svg Yorkshire War of the Roses [98]
Flag of England.svg Warwickshire Flag of England.svg Worcestershire West Midlands derby [99]
Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland Flag of New Zealand.svg Canterbury 1873–present
Flag of Australia (converted).svg New South Wales Flag of Australia (converted).svg Queensland 1892–present
Flag of Australia (converted).svg New South Wales Flag of Australia (converted).svg Victoria
Flag of India.svg Karnataka Flag of India.svg Tamil Nadu 1934–presentSouth Indian Derby [100] [101]
Flag of India.svg Karnataka Flag of India.svg Bombay 1942–present [102]
Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of India.svg Bombay 1956–present [103]
Flag of India.svg Maharashtra Flag of India.svg Bombay Maharashtra Derby [104]
Flag of India.svg Andhra Flag of India.svg Hyderabad 1954–present [105]
Flag of India.svg Chennai Super Kings Flag of India.svg Mumbai Indians 2008–present Chennai Super Kings–Mumbai Indians rivalry
Flag of India.svg Chennai Super Kings Flag of India.svg Royal Challengers Bangalore 2008–presentSouth Indian Derby
Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi Kings Flag of Pakistan.svg Lahore Qalandars 2016–present Karachi Kings–Lahore Qalandars rivalry [106]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Sixers Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Thunder 2011–present [107]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Renegades Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Stars 2011–present

Cue sports

1st party2nd partyDisciplineTimespanSource
Flag of the United States.svg Willie Mosconi Flag of the United States.svg Rudolph Wanderone Jr. Pool [108] [109] [110]
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ray Reardon Flag of England.svg John Spencer Snooker 1969–1988 [111]
Ulster Banner.svg Alex Higgins 1972–1986
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Cliff Thorburn 1973–1989
Flag of England.svg Steve Davis 1979–1989
Flag of England.svg Jimmy White 1981–2007
Flag of Scotland.svg Stephen Hendry 1987–2009
Flag of Scotland.svg Stephen Hendry Flag of England.svg Jimmy White 1986–2010
Flag of England.svg Ronnie O'Sullivan 1993–2011
Flag of Scotland.svg John Higgins 1995–2012
Flag of England.svg Ronnie O'Sullivan 1994–
Flag of England.svg Mark Selby 2002–
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ding Junhui 2005–

Curling

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Glenn Howard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kevin Martin [112]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jennifer Jones Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kelly Scott [113]

Cycling

1st party2nd partyDisciplineTimespanSource
Flag of Italy.svg Gino Bartali Flag of Italy.svg Fausto Coppi road racing 1940–1956 [114]
Flag of France.svg Jacques Anquetil Flag of France.svg Raymond Poulidor [115]
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rik Van Looy Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Benoni Beheyt 1963—1966
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eddy Merckx Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Roger De Vlaeminck 1969—1978 [116] [117]
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eddy Merckx Flag of Spain.svg Luis Ocaña [118]
Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Moser Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Roger De Vlaeminck 1974—1984
Flag of the United States.svg Connie Carpenter-Phinney Flag of the United States.svg Rebecca Twigg road racing, track cycling [119]
Flag of Ireland.svg Sean Kelly Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eric Vanderaerden road racing
Flag of the United States.svg Greg LeMond Flag of France.svg Bernard Hinault 1984–1986 [120]
Flag of France.svg Laurent Fignon [121]
Flag of Scotland.svg Graeme Obree Flag of England.svg Chris Boardman track cycling [122]
Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Moser Flag of Italy.svg Beppe Saronni road racing 1978–1986 [123] [124]
Flag of the United States.svg Lance Armstrong Flag of Italy.svg Marco Pantani 2000 [125] [126]
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Frank Vandenbroucke Flag of Italy.svg Michele Bartoli 1999
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Lotto–Soudal Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team [127]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Anna Meares Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Victoria Pendleton track cycling −2012 [128] [129] [130]
Flag of Spain.svg Alberto Contador Flag of Luxembourg.svg Andy Schleck road racing [131] [132] [133]
Flag of Switzerland.svg Fabian Cancellara Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Tom Boonen road racing 2006—2016 [134] [135]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Hoy Flag of France.svg Grégory Baugé track cycling 2009–2012 [136]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Laura Trott Flag of the United States.svg Sarah Hammer track cycling 2012— [137]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Cavendish Flag of Germany.svg Marcel Kittel road racing [138]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Froome Flag of Spain.svg Alberto Contador road racing 2013—2017 [139] [140]
Flag of France.svg Julien Absalon Flag of Switzerland.svg Nino Schurter cross-country [141]
Flag of Spain.svg Alejandro Valverde Flag of Spain.svg Joaquim Rodríguez road racing 2012—2016
Flag of Germany.svg Tony Martin Flag of Switzerland.svg Fabian Cancellara road racing
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain track cycling [142]
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wout Van Aert Flag of the Netherlands.svg Mathieu van der Poel cyclo-cross, road racing 2014— [143] [144]
Flag of Slovakia.svg Peter Sagan Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Greg Van Avermaet road racing 2015— [145]
Flag of France.svg Nacer Bouhanni Flag of France.svg Arnaud Démare road racing [146]
Flag of Slovakia.svg Peter Sagan Flag of Poland.svg Michał Kwiatkowski road racing [147]
Flag of France.svg Pauline Ferrand-Prévot Flag of Switzerland.svg Jolanda Neff cross-country [148]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Annemiek van Vleuten Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anna van der Breggen road racing 2017—2021 [149] [150]

Darts

1st party
(Years active)
2nd party
(Years active)
TimespanSource
Flag of Scotland.svg Jocky Wilson (1978–1996) Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow (1976–2007)1980–1989 [79]
Flag of England.svg John Lowe (1976–2007) Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow (1976–2007)1978–1993
Flag of England.svg Phil Taylor (1986–2018) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raymond van Barneveld (1987–2019)2006– [23] [151] [152] [153]

Diving

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Qiu Bo Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom Daley [154]

Esports

1st party2nd partyDisciplineTimespanArticleSource
Team SoloMid (TSM) Cloud9 (C9) League of Legends 2013–Present [155]
Alliance Natus Vincere Dota 2 2013–2016 [156] [157]
FaZe Clan OpTic Gaming Call of Duty, Counter-Strike 2013–present [158] [159]
Samsung Galaxy SK Telecom T1 League of Legends 2014–2018 [160] [161]
SK Gaming Virtus.pro Counter-Strike 2015–2018 [162] [163]
KT Rolster SK Telecom T1 StarCraft: Brood War, League of Legends 2004-2019The Telecom Wars [164]
G2 Esports Fnatic League of Legends 2016–Present [165]

Field hockey

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of India.svg India Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 1947–present India–Pakistan field hockey rivalry [166]


Figure skating

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of the United States.svg Scott Hamilton Flag of the United States.svg Scott Cramer –1980 [167]
Flag of the United States.svg Linda Fratianne Flag of East Germany.svg Anett Pötzsch –1980 [168]
Flag of the United States.svg Brian Boitano Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brian Orser –1988See also: Battle of the Brians [169]
Flag of East Germany.svg Katarina Witt Flag of the United States.svg Debi Thomas –1988See also: Battle of the Carmens [170]
Flag of Russia.svg Maya Usova
Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Zhulin
Flag of Russia.svg Oksana Grishuk
Flag of Russia.svg Evgeny Platov
1992–1994 [171]
Flag of the United States.svg Nancy Kerrigan Flag of the United States.svg Tonya Harding  ?–1994See also: Assault of Nancy Kerrigan [79]
Flag of the United States.svg Michelle Kwan Flag of the United States.svg Tara Lipinski –1998 [172]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jamie Salé
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg David Pelletier
Flag of Russia.svg Elena Berezhnaya
Flag of Russia.svg Anton Sikharulidze
1998–2002See also: 2002 Winter Olympics figure skating scandal [173]
Flag of the United States.svg Todd Eldredge Flag of the United States.svg Timothy Goebel –2002 [174]
Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Yagudin Flag of Russia.svg Evgeni Plushenko –2003 [175]
Flag of South Korea.svg Yuna Kim Flag of Japan.svg Mao Asada 2004–2014 [176] [177]
Flag of Russia.svg Evgenia Medvedeva Flag of Russia.svg Alina Zagitova –2020 [178]
Flag of the United States.svg Nathan Chen Flag of Japan.svg Yuzuru Hanyu –present [179]
Flag of Russia.svg Eteri Tutberidze Flag of Russia.svg Evgeni Plushenko 2020–present [180]

Golf

1st party2nd party3rd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Europe.svg  Europe Ryder Cup [181]
Flag of the United States.svg Arnold Palmer Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus 1958–1980 [181]
Flag of the United States.svg Tom Watson Flag of the United States.svg Gary McCord [182]
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus Flag of the United States.svg Tom Watson 1977–1982 [181]
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus Flag of the United States.svg Lee Trevino [183]
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus Flag of the United States.svg Tom Weiskopf [184]
Flag of the United States.svg Paul Runyan Flag of the United States.svg Sam Snead [185]
Flag of the United States.svg Ben Hogan Flag of the United States.svg Sam Snead 1938–1967 [181]
Flag of the United States.svg Ben Hogan Flag of the United States.svg Byron Nelson 1935—1946 [186]
Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Flag of the United States.svg Phil Mickelson 1996– [181] [187]
Flag of the United States.svg Walter Hagen Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Jones 1914–1930 [181]
Flag of the United States.svg Walter Hagen Flag of the United States.svg Gene Sarazen [183]
Flag of the United States.svg Mickey Wright Flag of the United States.svg Kathy Whitworth 1958–1973 [181]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Norman Flag of the United States.svg Tim Finchem [186]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Norman Flag of England.svg Nick Faldo [183]
Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Miller Flag of England.svg Nick Faldo [184]
Oklahoma State Cowboys Houston Cougars [186]
Flag of England.svg J.H. Taylor Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg Harry Vardon Flag of Scotland.svg James Braid Great Triumvirate [186]
Flag of the United States.svg Glenna Collett Vare Flag of England.svg Joyce Wethered [183]
Flag of Ireland.svg Pádraig Harrington Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García [185]
Flag of Sweden.svg Annika Sörenstam Flag of Australia (converted).svg Karrie Webb [185]
Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros Flag of the United States.svg Paul Azinger [185]
Flag of Scotland.svg Willie Park Sr. Flag of Scotland.svg Tom Morris [188]
Flag of the United States.svg Ben Hogan
Flag of the United States.svg Byron Nelson
Flag of the United States.svg Harvie Ward
Flag of the United States.svg Ken Venturi
[188]
Flag of the United States.svg Tom Kite Flag of the United States.svg Ben Crenshaw [182]
Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros Flag of the United States.svg Deane Beman [182]
Flag of the United States.svg Louise Suggs Flag of the United States.svg Babe Zaharias 1948–1954 [182]
Flag of South Africa.svg Rory Sabbatini Flag of the United States.svg Ben Crane [184]
Flag of Scotland.svg Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland.svg Sandy Lyle [184]
Flag of the United States.svg Bryson DeChambeau Flag of the United States.svg Brooks Koepka 2019— [189]

Gridiron football

American football

National Football League

Individual
1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Jerry Rice Deion Sanders 1989–1996 [190]
Tom Brady Peyton Manning 2000–2016 Brady–Manning rivalry
Eli Manning Peyton Manning 2006–2013 Manning Bowl

College football

Mexico

ONEFA/CONADEIP (National College Association of American Football/National College Sports Commission of Private Institutions) [191]

United States

Canada

Canadian football

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Toronto Argonauts 1873–presentHarold Ballard Trophy [194] [195]
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Montreal Alouettes/Concordes1982–presentClassique [196] [197]
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Saskatchewan Roughriders 1936–present Banjo Bowl [198]
Edmonton Elks Calgary Stampeders 1949–present Battle of Alberta [199]

Gymnastics

1st party2nd partyTimespanSource
Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Republic of China [200]
Flag of Japan.svg Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Republic of China —present [201]
Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Romania.svg Romania —present

Handball

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Croatia

Denmark

France

Germany

Israel

Hungary

North Macedonia

Poland

Lomza Vive Kielce vs. Orlen Wisla Plock

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Ukraine

Horse racing

1st party2nd partyTimespanSource
Seabiscuit War Admiral 1938 [222]
Affirmed Alydar 1978–1979 [223]
Sunday Silence Easy Goer 1989 [224]
Hurricane Fly Jezki 2014 [225]

Ice hockey

Multinational

Kontinental Hockey League

North America

National Hockey League

ECHL

Junior

Canadian Hockey League

College

Europe

Austria

Czech Republic

Finland

France

Germany

Italy

  • Hockey Club Torino vs. Hockey Club Valpellice

Norway

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

International

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticle(s)Source
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1954, but especially after 1972, to present Summit Series
2008 IIHF World Championship Final
[280]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada men Flag of the United States.svg  USA men 1920–present Canada–United States rivalry [281]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada women Flag of the United States.svg  USA women 1990–present Canada–United States women's rivalry [282]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada U20 Flag of the United States.svg  USA U20 1973–present Canada–United States junior rivalry [283]
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1954, but especially after 1968, to 1993 1954 World Ice Hockey Championships [284]
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1993–present 1998 Winter Olympics gold medal game
2010 IIHF World Championship Final
[284]
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 1994–present Czech Republic–Slovakia rivalry
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1932–present [285] [286]

Individual

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticle(s)Source
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sidney Crosby Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Ovechkin 2005–present Capitals–Penguins rivalry [287] [288]

Lacrosse

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Cornell Princeton 1922–present Cornell–Princeton lacrosse rivalry [289]
Johns Hopkins Loyola (MD) 1939–present Johns Hopkins–Loyola lacrosse rivalry [290] [291] [292]
Johns Hopkins Maryland 1895–present Johns Hopkins–Maryland lacrosse rivalry [293]

Luge

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of Austria.svg Markus Prock Flag of Germany.svg Georg Hackl [294]
Flag of Germany.svg Tatjana Hüfner Flag of Germany.svg Natalie Geisenberger [295]

Martial arts

Lethwei

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dave Leduc Flag of Myanmar.svg Tun Tun Min 2016– Dave Leduc vs. Tun Tun Min III [296]

Mixed martial arts

1st party2nd partyTimespanArticleSource
Flag of Russia.svg Fedor Emelianenko Flag of Brazil.svg Rodrigo Minotauro [297]
Flag of the United States.svg Matt Hughes Flag of the United States.svg B.J. Penn [297]
Flag of the United States.svg Chuck Liddell Flag of the United States.svg Tito Ortiz Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz [297]
Flag of the United States.svg Chuck Liddell Flag of the United States.svg Randy Couture Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell [297]
Flag of the United States.svg Tito Ortiz Flag of the United States.svg Ken Shamrock [297]
Flag of Cuba.svg Jose Landi
Flag of Brazil.svg Wanderlei Silva
Flag of Brazil.svg Maurício Shogun
Flag of Brazil.svg Anderson Silva
( Chute Boxe )
Flag of Brazil.svg Rodrigo Minotauro
Flag of Brazil.svg Murilo Bustamante
Flag of Brazil.svg Vitor Belfort
Flag of Brazil.svg Rogério Minotouro
( Top Team )
[297]
Flag of the United States.svg Quinton Jackson Flag of Brazil.svg Wanderlei Silva Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson [297]
Flag of the United States.svg Brock Lesnar Flag of the United States.svg Frank Mir [298]
Flag of the United States.svg Dominick Cruz Flag of the United States.svg Urijah Faber [298]
John JonesDaniel Cormier
Flag of the United States.svg Ronda Rousey Flag of the United States.svg Miesha Tate [298]
Flag of the United States.svg Chael Sonnen Flag of Brazil.svg Anderson Silva [298]
Flag of the United States.svg Michael Chandler Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Alvarez [298]
Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Edgar Flag of the United States.svg Gray Maynard [298]
Flag of the United States.svg Gilbert Melendez Flag of the United States.svg Josh Thomson [298]
Flag of the United States.svg Tim Sylvia Flag of Belarus.svg Andrei Arlovski [298]
Flag of the United States.svg Cain Velasquez Flag of Brazil.svg Junior dos Santos [298]
Flag of the United States.svg Matt Serra Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Georges St-Pierre [298]
Flag of Ireland.svg Conor McGregor Flag of the United States.svg Nate Diaz [299]
Flag of Ireland.svg Conor McGregor Flag of Russia.svg Khabib Nurmagomedov 2014-2021 [299]
Flag of Ireland.svg Conor McGregor Flag of the United States.svg Dustin Poirier 2021- [300]

Judo

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Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jae-Bum Flag of Germany.svg Ole Bischof 2008– [13]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anton Geesink Flag of Japan.svg Akio Kaminaga 1964 [13]

Sumo

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Flag of Japan.svg Takanohana Kōji Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg Akebono Tarō 1990—2000 [301]

Motorsport

Manufacturers, cars, teams

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Bugatti Bentley 24 Hours of Le Mans 1923—1930 [302]
Mercedes-Benz Auto Union Grand Prix 1934—1939 Silver Arrows [303] [304]
Ferrari Alfa Romeo Formula One [305]
Jaguar Cars Mercedes-Benz World Championship for Sports Cars 1955, 19881991 See also: 1955 Le Mans disaster [306] [307] [308]
Ford Ferrari International Championship for Sports Cars
24 Hours of Le Mans
1963—1967See also Ford v Ferrari , a 2019 film based on this rivalry. [309]
Shelby Cobra Ferrari 250 GTO International Championship for GT Manufacturers 1963—1965 [302]
Ford Mustang Chevrolet Camaro Trans-Am Series 1968—1972 [310]
Petty Enterprises Wood Brothers Racing NASCAR Cup Series [311]
Porsche 917 Ferrari 512 International Championship for Makes 1969—1971 [304]
Nissan Skyline GT-R Mazda R100 and RX-3 JAF touring car racing1969—1973 [312]
Bob Sharp Racing Brock Racing Enterprise SCCA National Championship Runoffs —1971 [313]
McLaren Ferrari Formula One 1976—present [302] [314] [315]
Bigfoot Grave Digger monster truck [316]
Chip Ganassi Racing Penske Racing CART
IndyCar Series
NASCAR Cup Series
[317]
Ford Galaxie and Ford Falcon Mini British Touring Car Championship 1960s [318]
Lancia Audi World Rally Championship
Team Losi Team Associated Radio controlled car racing 1988— [319]
Hendrick Motorsports Penske Racing NASCAR Cup Series 1989— [320]
Holden Ford Australia Australian Touring Car Championship
Supercars Championship
[321]
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth BMW M3 Touring car racing 1987—1992 [302]
Subaru Mitsubishi World Rally Championship 1990s—
Spirit of America Formula Shell LSRV ThrustSSC Land speed record 1996—1997 [322]
Audi Peugeot 24 Hours of Le Mans 2007—2011 [323]
Red Bull Racing Ferrari Formula One 2010—
Hyundai Toyota World Rally Championship 2017—
Mercedes Red Bull Racing Formula One 2021—
Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe Alpine Elf Team World Endurance Championship 2021—
Ducati Yamaha Grand Prix motorcycling

Drivers and riders

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Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Barney Oldfield Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ralph DePalma AAA National Championship Trail 1908—1918 [304]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Malcolm Campbell Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Henry Segrave Land speed record 1926—1930 [324] [325]
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Tazio Nuvolari Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Achille Varzi Grand Prix 1930—1948 [326] [304]
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg Rudolf Caracciola Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg Bernd Rosemeyer Grand Prix 1935—
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Cobb Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Eyston Land speed record 1937—1939 [327] [328]
Flag of Italy.svg Piero Taruffi Flag of Italy.svg Felice Bonetto Formula One
Grand Prix
Sports car racing
—1953 [329]
Flag of the United States.svg Art Arfons Flag of the United States.svg Walt Arfons Land speed record 1952—1966 [304]
Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stirling Moss Formula One 1954—1957 [330]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy Sopwith Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Sears British Saloon Car Championship 1958 [318]
Flag of the United States.svg Richard Petty Flag of the United States.svg David Pearson Winston Cup 1960—1980 [331] [332]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Clark Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Hill Formula One 1962—1967 [304]
Flag of the United States.svg Art Arfons Flag of the United States.svg Craig Breedlove Land speed record 1964—1966 [333] [334] [335]
Flag of the United States.svg Don Prudhomme Flag of the United States.svg Tom McEwen NHRA funny car drag racing 1964—1973 [336] [304]
Flag of Italy.svg Giacomo Agostini Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hailwood Grand Prix motorcycling 1965—1967 [337]
Flag of the United States.svg A. J. Foyt Flag of the United States.svg Mario Andretti American Championship Car Racing 1965— [338]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Phil Read Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bill Ivy Grand Prix motorcycling 1968 [339]
Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Allison Flag of the United States.svg Junior Johnson Winston Cup Late 1960s [340]
Flag of the United States.svg Richard Petty Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Allison Winston Cup 1970s [341]
Flag of Switzerland.svg Jo Siffert Flag of Mexico.svg Pedro Rodríguez Formula One
International Championship for Makes
1970—1971 [342]
Flag of Austria.svg Niki Lauda Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Hunt Formula One 1976—1977 Hunt–Lauda rivalry [343]
Flag of Brazil.svg Ayrton Senna Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Terry Fullerton Karting World Championship 1978—1980 [344] [345] [346]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Barry Sheene Flag of the United States.svg Kenny Roberts Grand Prix motorcycling 1978—1982 [347]
Flag of the United States.svg Richard Petty Flag of the United States.svg Cale Yarborough Winston Cup Late 1970s 1979 Daytona 500 [190]
Flag of the United States.svg Cale Yarborough Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Allison
Flag of the United States.svg Donnie Allison
Winston Cup 1979 Daytona 500 [348]
Flag of the United States.svg Darrell Waltrip Flag of the United States.svg Cale Yarborough
Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Allison
Winston Cup Early 1980s [349]
Flag of the United States.svg Dale Earnhardt Flag of the United States.svg Geoff Bodine Winston Cup 1980's [350]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alan Jones Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Reutemann Formula One 1981 [351]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alan Jones Flag of Brazil.svg Nelson Piquet Formula One 1980—1981 [352]
Flag of France.svg Didier Pironi Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gilles Villeneuve Formula One 1982 [353]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nigel Mansell Flag of Brazil.svg Nelson Piquet Formula One 1986—1992 [79]
Flag of the United States.svg Wayne Rainey Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Schwantz Grand Prix motorcycling 1986—1993 [354] [304]
Flag of Brazil.svg Nelson Piquet Flag of Brazil.svg Ayrton Senna Formula One 1986–1991
Flag of France.svg Alain Prost Flag of Brazil.svg Ayrton Senna Formula One 1988–1991, 1993 Prost–Senna rivalry [355] [356]
Flag of New Zealand.svg Rod Millen Flag of Japan.svg Nobuhiro Tajima Hillclimbing 1990s—2000 [357] [358]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Carl Fogarty Flag of the United States.svg Scott Russell Superbike World Championship 1992—1994 [359]
Flag of Japan.svg Masami Hirosaka Flag of the United States.svg Brian Kinwald IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championship 1993—1999 [360]
Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Gordon Flag of the United States.svg Dale Earnhardt Winston Cup 1994—2001 [361]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Damon Hill Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher Formula One 1994—1996 [302]
Flag of Spain.svg Carlos Sainz Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Colin McRae World Rally Championship 1995 [304]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Matt Neal Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jason Plato British Touring Car Championship 1997— [362]
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jacques Villeneuve Formula One 1997
Flag of Italy.svg Loris Capirossi Flag of Japan.svg Tetsuya Harada Grand Prix motorcycling 1998 [339]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Niall Mackenzie Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Steve Hislop British Superbike Championship 1998 [339]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Neil Hodgson Flag of New Zealand.svg Aaron Slight Superbike World Championship 1998 [339]
Flag of Finland.svg Mika Häkkinen Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher Formula One 1998—2001 [363]
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Coulthard Formula One 1998—2001
Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Flag of Finland.svg Marcus Grönholm World Rally Championship 1999—2007 [364]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Walker Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Neil Hodgson British Superbike Championship 2000 [339]
Flag of Italy.svg Valentino Rossi Flag of Italy.svg Max Biaggi Grand Prix motorcycling 2000—2006 [365]
Flag of the United States.svg Ben Spies Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mat Mladin AMA Superbike Championship 2000—2008 [339]
Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Spencer Flag of the United States.svg Kurt Busch Winston Cup 2002—2003 [340]
Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Gordon Flag of the United States.svg Jimmie Johnson Sprint Cup Series 2002—2015 [366]
Flag of the United States.svg Kurt Busch Flag of the United States.svg Jimmie Johnson Sprint Cup Series 2004 [367]
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso Formula One 2005—2006
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dario Franchitti Flag of New Zealand.svg Scott Dixon IndyCar 2007, 2009—2013 [368]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso Formula One 2007 [369]
Flag of Finland.svg Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso Formula One 2007 [369]
Flag of Finland.svg Kimi Räikkönen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton Formula One 2007 [369]
Flag of Italy.svg Valentino Rossi Flag of Australia (converted).svg Casey Stoner Grand Prix motorcycling 2007—2010
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Webber Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel Formula One 2007—2013
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel Formula One 2007—2019
Flag of the United States.svg Carl Edwards Flag of the United States.svg Brad Keselowski Sprint Cup Series 2009—2010 [370]
Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso Formula One 2010—2013 [371]
Flag of Italy.svg Valentino Rossi Flag of Spain.svg Jorge Lorenzo Grand Prix motorcycling 2008—2019
Flag of France.svg Esteban Ocon Flag of France.svg Pierre Gasly Karting World Championship
CIK-FIA Karting European Championship
Formula Renault 2.0
Formula One
2010—
Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Flag of France.svg Sébastien Ogier World Rally Championship 2011 [304]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton Flag of Germany.svg Nico Rosberg Formula One 2013—2016 Hamilton–Rosberg rivalry [372]
Flag of Spain.svg Marc Márquez Flag of Italy.svg Valentino Rossi Grand Prix motorcycling 2013—2021 [304]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jolyon Palmer Flag of Brazil.svg Felipe Nasr GP2 Series
Formula One
2014—2017 [373]
Flag of France.svg Esteban Ocon Flag of Mexico.svg Sergio Pérez Formula One 2017—
Flag of Denmark.svg Kevin Magnussen Flag of Germany.svg Nico Hülkenberg Formula One 2017—
Flag of France.svg Sebastien Ogier Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Elfyn Evans World Rally Championship 2020—
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton Flag of the Netherlands.svg Max Verstappen Formula One 2021— [374]
Flag of France.svg Fabio Quartararo Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Bagnaia Grand Prix motorcycling 2021—
Flag of Monaco.svg Charles Leclerc Flag of the Netherlands.svg Max Verstappen Formula One 2022— [375]
Flag of Italy.svg Valentino Rossi Flag of Spain.svg Sete Gibernau Grand Prix motorcycling [376]
Flag of the United States.svg Gary Bettenhausen Flag of the United States.svg Larry Dickson USAC Sprint Car Series
USAC Championship Car Series
[377]

Mountaineering and rock climbing

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Flag of France.svg Catherine Destivelle Flag of the United States.svg Lynn Hill 1985—1990 [378]

Netball

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Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Netball Diamonds Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Silver Ferns 1963–, especially 1996–present [379]

Rugby league

Australia

National Rugby League

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South Sydney Rabbitohs Sydney Roosters 1908 to present Ron Coote Cup [380]
Sydney Roosters Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 1947 to presentBattle of the Birds
Penrith Panthers Parramatta Eels 1967 to present Battle of the West
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Wests Tigers 1970s to present [381]
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Parramatta Eels 1970s to present [382]
Newcastle Knights Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 1988 to present [383]
Canberra Raiders Wests Tigers 1989 to present [384]
Brisbane Broncos North Queensland Cowboys 1995 to present Queensland derby [385]
Melbourne Storm St George Illawarra Dragons 1999 to present [386]
Sydney Roosters St. George Illawarra Dragons 2002 to present ANZAC Day Cup
Melbourne Storm Brisbane Broncos 2003 to present [387]
Brisbane Broncos Gold Coast Titans 2007 to present South East Queensland derby [388]
Melbourne Storm Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2007 to present Battle of Brookvale [389]
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs South Sydney Rabbitohs 2012 to present NRL Good Friday Game
Melbourne Storm Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2016 to present [390]

State of Origin

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Queensland Maroons New South Wales Blues First Rivalry Era 1908 to 1979, Modern Rivalry Era 1980 to present [391]

United Kingdom

International Rugby League

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Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 1908 to present Australia vs New Zealand in rugby league [392]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of England.svg Great Britain / England 1908 to present Australia–England rugby league rivalry [393]
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of England.svg Great Britain / England 1895 to present [394]

Individual

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Mark Carroll Paul Harragon
Brad Fittler Andrew Johns
Andrew Johns Brett Kimmorley
Wendell Sailor Adam MacDougall
Benji Marshall Johnathan Thurston
Paul Gallen Nate Myles [395]
Sam Burgess James Graham [395]

Rugby union

Club Rugby Union

Australia

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