Springboks head errors list
The South Africans, who have made an unimpressive start to their campaign to retain the trophy, have come top in the list of handling errors during the pool stages.
But the data is not as damning as it appears because the Springboks enjoyed such a monopoly of possession in their pool games against Spain and Uruguay that they had dozens more opportunities to spill the ball.
Spain, who returned home without a win or even a try, committed the least errors - just 14 at an average of 4.67 per match while Uruguay are second best with 20 and an average of 6.67.
According to the RWC 99 figures, South Africa made 57 handling errors in three games at an average of 19. Next was Australia who made 52 errors at an average of 17.33 and third was Ireland with 46, averaging 15.33 errors per match.