The Rugby World Cup in numbers

Jonah Lomu scored the most tries in a single World Cup. Photo / Getty Images
Jonah Lomu scored the most tries in a single World Cup. Photo / Getty Images

Most overall wins:
Australia 2 (1991, 1999)
South Africa 2 (1995, 2007)

Other winners:
New Zealand (1987)
England (2003)

Highest winning percentage:
South Africa (87.5)
New Zealand (83.3)
Australia (82.4)

FOR A SINGLE WORLD CUP

Most points:
Grant Fox (New Zealand) 126 in 1987

Most tries:
Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) 8 in 1999
Bryan Habana (RSA) 8 in 2007

Most conversions:
Grant Fox (New Zealand) 30 in 1987

Most penalties:
Gonzalo Quesada (Argentina) 31 in 1999

Most drop-goals:
Jonny Wilkinson (England) 8 in 2003

FOR A SINGLE MATCH

Most team points:
145 by New Zealand against Japan (145-17) in 1995

Record margin of victory:
142 by Australia against Namibia (142-0) in 2003

Most individual points:
45 by Simon Culhane (New Zealand) against Japan in 1995

Team tries:
22 by Australia against Namibia in 2003

Individual tries:
6 by Marc Ellis (New Zealand) against Japan in 1995

Most team penalties:
8 by Scotland and France in 1995
8 by Australia and Argentina in 1999

Most individual penalties:
8 by Thierry Lacroix (France) in 1995
8 by Gavin Hastings (Scotland) in 1995
8 by Gonzalo Quesada (Argentina) in 1999
8 by Matt Burke (Australia) in 1999

Most individual conversions:
20 by Simon Culhane (New Zealand) against Japan in 1995

Most individual drop goals:
5 by Jannie de Beer (South Africa) against England in 1999

PLAYERS

Most matches:
Jason Leonard (England) 22 (1991-2003)

Most points:
Jonny Wilkinson (England) 249 (1999-2007)

Most tries:
Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) 15 (1995-1999)

Most conversions:
Gavin Hastings (Scotland) 39 (1987-1995)

Most penalties:
Jonny Wilkinson (England) 53 (1999-2007)

Most drop-goals:
Jonny Wilkinson (England) 13 (1999-2007)

- NZ Herald

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