Rugby World Cup
The Rugby World Cup by numbers
September 9, 2015
All Blacks number one for a reason - Fitzpatrick

  • 0: the number of Rugby World Cup champions to successfully defend the title four years later
  • 1: the number of northern hemisphere countries to have won the World Cup
  • 3: the most red cards in a World Cup match, between South Africa and Canada in 1995
  • 5: the most drop goals in a single World Cup game, in South Africa's victory over England in 1999
  • 10: the record number of yellow cards collected by any country in World Cup history belongs to Tonga
  • 13: the number of stadiums being used to host matches at the 2015 World Cup
  • 15: the record number of World Cup tries scored by an individual player, former New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu
  • 20: the world ranking of Namibia, the lowest-placed side in this year's tournament
  • 44: the number of days the World Cup will last
  • 48: the number of fixtures at the World Cup
  • 142: the number of points scored in the biggest World Cup victory, as Australia hammered Namibia 142-0 in 2003
  • 272: the record number of tries scored in World Cup history, held by New Zealand
  • 277: the record number of points scored by an individual player at World Cups, held by England's Jonny Wilkinson
  • 715: the official price in pounds of a Category A ticket for this year's World Cup final
  • 1909: the year Twickenham hosted its first match, between local sides Harlequins and Richmond

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