Rugby World Cup records

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Records at the Rugby World Cup, which starts in Japan next week:

  • Most titles won: New Zealand - three (1987, 2011, 2015)
  • Most points by a team in a match: 145, New Zealand 145 Japan 17 (1995) 
  • Biggest winning margin: 142, Australia 142 Namibia 0 (2003)
  • Most tries in a match: 22, Australia 142 Namibia 0 (2003) 
  • Most individual points in a match: 45, Simon Culhane (New Zealand 145 Japan 17, 1995)
  • Most overall points: 277, Jonny Wilkinson (England - 199, 2003, 2007, 2011)
  • Most points in one tournament: 126, Grant Fox (New Zealand 1987) 
  • Most overall tries: 15, Jonah Lomu 
  • (New Zealand 1995, 1999), Bryan Habana (South Africa 2007, 2011, 2015) 
  • Most tries in a match: 6, Marc Ellis (New Zealand v Japan 1995) 
  • Most tries in one tournament: 8, Bryan Habana (South Africa 2007), Jonah Lomu (New Zealand 1999), Julian Savea (New Zealand 2015) 
  • Most overall penalties: 58, Jonny Wilkinson (England) 
  • Most penalites in a match: 8, Matt Burke (Australia v South Africa 1999), Gavin Hastings (Scotland v Tonga 1995), Thierry Lacroix (France v Ireland 1995), Gonzalo Quesada (Argentina v Samoa 1999) Most penalties in one tournament: 31, Gonzalo Quesada (Argentina 1999) 
  • Most overall conversions: 58, Dan Carter (New Zealand) 
  • Most overall drop-goals: 14, Jonny Wilkinson (England 1999-2011) 
  • Most drop-goals in one tournament: 8, Jonny Wilkinson (England 2003) 
  • Most drop-goals in a match: 5, Jannie de Beer (South Africa v England 1999) 
  • Most tackles: 225, Richie McCaw (New Zealand 2003-15)
  • Most appearances: 22, Jason Leonard (England 1991-2003), Richie McCaw (New Zealand 2003-15) 
  • Oldest player to appear in a World Cup match: Diego Ormaechea, Uruguay - aged 40 years, 26 days (v South Africa 1999) 
  • Oldest player to appear in a World Cup Final: Brad Thorn, New Zealand - aged 36 years, 262 days (vFrance 2011) 
  • Youngest player to appear in a World Cup match: Vasil Lobzhanidze, Georgia - aged 18 years, 340 days (v Tonga 2015) 
  • Youngest player to appear in a World Cup Final: Jonah Lomu, New Zealand - aged 20 years, 43 days (v South Africa 1995) 
  • Youngest player to win a World Cup Final: Francois Steyn, South Africa - aged 20 years, 159 days (v England 2007) 
  • Highest attendance: 89,867 -Ireland v Romania, 2015 at Wembley Stadium, London 
  • Most overall points scored: 2,302, New Zealand 
  • Most overall tries scored: 311, New Zealand 
  • Most overall penalties scored: 135, France 
  • Most overall conversions scored: 226, New Zealand.

-AFP

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