Rugby All-Time Records

Giorgi DolidzeCorrespondent IJanuary 29, 2009

Rugby is a great sport and rugby players are great as well but even between them there are the greatest players and teams.


Rugby world-cup records

Countries' records

Most World cup wins

Australia has won the Webb Ellis Trophy twice - in 1991 and 1999. The country's overall record for World Cups: 22 matches, 18 wins and four defeats with a total score of 642-302.


Highest match score

The highest World Cup score was when the All Blacks beat Japan 145-17 in South Africa on 4 June 1995.


Lowest match score

Australia defeated Western Samoa on 9 October 1991 9-3.


Least points scored in a World Cup match by a team

Over the last four World Cups three teams failed to put themselves on a score sheet.

In 1995 South Africa beat Canada 20-0 while the Ivory Coast were thrashed by Scotland 89-0. Four years later Scotland showed another solid performance, beating Spain 48-0.


Least experienced World Cup team

Georgia is making their debut in the 2003 World Cup after beating Russia 17-13 in the play-offs


Most tries scored by a team in a World Cup match

New Zealand scored a record 21 tries in a win against Japan at South Africa on 4 June 1995. The All Blacks went to win 145-17.


Most total team points in World Cups

New Zealand have scored 1,023 points in 24 matches in four World Cups.


Most points conceded in World Cups

Japan have conceded 602 points in 12 matches during the last four tournaments.


Most World Cup defeats

Japan have suffered a record 11 defeats in 12 matches since 1987

Players' records

Most World Cup appearances

Hooker Sean Fitzpatrick has played in the most, playing for New Zealand 17 times between 1987 and 1995.


Most tries in a match

The All Blacks' Marc Ellis scored six tries against Japan in 1995.


Most points in a match

New Zealand's Simon Culhane scored 45 points against Japan in 1995.


Highest World Cup career points

During his World Cup career, Scotland's Gavin Hastings collected 227 points.


Most World Cup penalties

Gavin Hastings (Scotland1995) and Thierry Lacroix (France 1995) both scored eight penalties.


Most conversions in a World Cup match

New Zealand's Simon Culhane scored 20 conversions against Japan in 1995


Highest World Cup try scorer

The All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu - 15 tries.


World Cup record audience

The 1999 tournament attracted over 1.7m spectators, with a worldwide television audience of over 3.1bn.

All-time rugby records

Most matches played

George Gregan (Australia). George has played 139 official matches


Most points scored

Jonny Wilkinson (England). Jonny has scored 1099 points in total.


Most drop goals scored

Jonny Wilkinson (England). It's Jonny again. He can be counted as on of the best ever. He has scored 29 drop goals in total.


Most tries scored

Daisuke Ohata (Japan). Daisuke has scored 69 tries.


Most penalty goals scored

Neil Jenkins(Wales). Neil has 248 penalty goal scores.


Most conversions scored

Andrew Mehrtens (New Zealand). Andrew has scored 169 conversion points.


Record score line

French club Lavardac beat third division opponents Vergt 350-0 with 66 tries. It happened in 1984 when tries were worth of four points.


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