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The 2019 Rugby World Cup in numbers

South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard was the tournament’s leading points scorer with 69.

Makazole Mapimpi, left, scored in the final but could not catch Josh Adams, right, for top try-scorer honours (Adam Davy/David Davies/PA)
Makazole Mapimpi, left, scored in the final but could not catch Josh Adams, right, for top try-scorer honours (Adam Davy/David Davies/PA)

By Tom White, PA Sport Data Journalist

The 2019 Rugby World Cup drew to a close with South Africa’s 32-12 win over England in the final in Yokohama.

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Here, the PA news agency looks back on the tournament in numbers.

4 – combined World Cup titles won by this year’s finalists South Africa (1995,2007,2019) and England (2003).

7 – Wales wing Josh Adams is the tournament’s leading try-scorer, with South Africa’s Makazole Mapimpi’s dazzling try in the final leaving him one behind on six.

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69 – South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard is the leading points-scorer with 69 after a 22-point haul in the final (six penalties, two conversions) ahead of England’s Owen Farrell whose four penalties gave him a tally of 58.

8 – red cards shown in the tournament.

  1. John Quill, England v UNITED STATES, September 26
  2. Facundo Gattas, Georgia v URUGUAY, September 29
  3. Ed Fidow, Scotland v SAMOA, September 30
  4. Andrea Lovotti, South Africa v ITALY, October 4
  5. Tomas Lavanini, England v ARGENTINA, October 5
  6. Josh Larsen, South Africa v CANADA, October 8
  7. Bundee Aki, IRELAND v Samoa, October 12
  8. Sebastien Vahaamahina, Wales v FRANCE, October 20

2,552 – New Zealand’s all-time record for World Cup points, with Australia a distant second on 1,797. That 755-point lead is more than 10th-placed Fiji’s total (732).

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