Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019: Stats leaders in key categories

The Rugby World Cup has reached the knockout phase and here we look at the stats leaders that have made this a special tournament.

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The bulk of Rugby World Cup matches in the 2019 tournament are behind us and a few key performers stand out.

Here we look at the men and teams that have dominated the key statistics through the Rugby World Cup pool stage.

Rugby World Cup points scored – teams

1 South Africa – 185 points

2 New Zealand – `157 points

3 Australia – 136 points

4 Wales – 136 points

5 Ireland – 121 points

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Handre Pollard of South Africa kicks a conversion during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between South Africa v Italy at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on October 04, 2019 in Fukuroi, Shizuoka, Japan. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Points scored – players

1 Yu Tamura (Japan) –  48 points

2 Felipe Burchesi (Uruguay) – 30 points

3 Elton Jantjies (South Africa) – 28 points

4 Adam Hastings (Scotland) – 26 points

5 Johnny Sexton (Ireland) – 26 points

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Rugby World Cup Stats leaders: Yu Tamura of Japan kicks a conversion during the RWC 2019 Group A game between Japan and Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama on October 13, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Rugby World Cup tries scored – team

1 South Africa – 27 tries

2 New Zealand – 22 tries

3 Australia – 20 tries

4 Ireland – 18 tries

5 England – 17 tries

Tries scored – player

1 Josh Adams (Wales) – 5

2 Kotaro Matsushima (Japan) – 5

3 Julian Montoya (Argentina) – 4

4 Kenki Fukuoka (Japan) – 4

5 Andrew Conway (Ireland) – 3

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Rugby World Cup stats leaders: Josh Adams of Wales scores his team’s second try during the RWC 2019 Group D game between Wales and Fiji at Oita Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Oita, Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)

Most penalty goals – player

1 Yu Tamura (Japan) – 10

2 Felipe Berchesi (Uruguay) – 6

3 Romain Ntamack (France) – 5

4 Henry Taefu (Samoa) – 4

5 Owen Farrell (England) – 4

Most conversions – player

1 Elton Jantjies (South Africa) – 14

2 Richie Mo’unga (New Zealand) – 10

3 Yu Tamura (Japan) – 9

4 Adam Hastings (Scotland) –  8

5 Johnny Sexton (Ireland) – 8

Metres made – player

1 Semi Radradra (Fiji) – 400

2 Kotaro Matsushima (Japan) – 350

3 Marika Koroibete (Australia) – 314

4 Alapati Leiua (Samoa) – 266

5 Gareth Davies (Wales) –  263

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Stats Leaders: Fiji’s wing Semi Radradra (L) runs with the ball during the Japan 2019 RWC Pool D match between Wales and Fiji at the Oita Stadium in Oita on October 9, 2019. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)

Carries over the gainline – player

1 Semi Radradra (Fiji) – 25

2 CJ Stander (Ireland) – 25

3 Kazuki Himeno (Japan) – 23

4 Kotaro Matsushima (Japan) – 21

5 Maama Vaipulu (Samoa) – 21

Rugby World Cup lineout steals – team

1 Argentina – 10

2 New Zealand – 8

3 Australia – 7

4 South Africa – 7

5 Uruguay – 6

Lineout steals – player

1 Guido Pagadizabal (Argentina) – 5

2 Izack Rodda (Australia) – 5  

3 Shannon Frizell (New Zealand) – 4

4 Franco Mostert (South Africa) – 3

5 James Ryan (Ireland) – 3

Clean breaks – player

1 Josh Adams (Wales) – 13

2 Kotaro Matsushima (Japan) – 11

3 Warrick Gelant (South Africa) – 11

4 Jordie Barrett (New Zealand) – 10

5 Marika Koroibete (Australia) – 9

Rugby World Cup tackles made – team

1 Uruguay – 664

2 USA – 597

3 Japan – 585

4 Samoa – 578

5 Scorland – 577

Tackles made – player

1 TJ Ioane (Samoa) – 67

2 Pieter Labuschagne (Japan) – 56

3 Jonny Gray (Scotland) – 55

4 Chris Vui (Samoa) – 54

5 Shota Horie – 54

Rugby World Cup offloads made – team

1 New Zealand – 53

2 Fiji – 41

3 France – 41

4 Italy – 40

5 Australia – 36

Offloads made – player

1 Leone Nakarawa (Fiji) – 12

2 Max Medard (France) – 7

3 AJ MacGinty (USA) – 6

4 Jake Polledri (Italy) – 6

5 Keith Earls (Ireland) – 6

6 Gela Aprasidze (Georgia) – 6

7 Elliot Daly (England) – 6

8 Finn Russell (Scotland) – 6

9 Siale Piutau (Tonga) – 6

10 Virimi Vakatawa (France) – 5

Rugby World Cup turnovers won – team

1 Uruguay – 37

2 USA – 33

3 Tonga – 32

4 Fiji – 31

5 Russia – 31

Turnovers won – player

1 Maro Itoje (England) – 7

2 Santiago Arata (Uruguay) – 6

3 Vladimir Ostroushko (Russia) – 5

4 Jamie Ritchie (Scotland) – 5

5 Kazuki Himeno (Japan) – 5

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Stats leaders: Maro Itoje of England looks on during the RWC 2019 Group C game between England and Tonga at Sapporo Dome on September 22, 2019 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Rugby World Cup Yellow Cards – team

1 Samoa – 6

2 Australia – 3

3 Fiji – 3

4 Russia – 3

5 Namibia – 3

Rugby World Cup Red Cards – team

Argentina, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Samoa, Uruguay and the USA each had one player red carded.

 

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