10 Most Notable Team Records In The RWC

It’s just month away from Rugby World Cup 2015 to be contested in England from September 18 to October 31. As any other major sport event, the RWC has a book notable records expecting to be broken sooner or later.

In this article we list the 10 Most Notable Team Records in the RWC.

10 Most Notable Team Records In The RWC

10. Recurrent Guest, Seldom Winner

Most Notable Team Records in the RWC
Rugby World Cup 1991

Team Japan or the Brave Blossoms is the number one team in Asian Rugby. They have participated in every Rugby World Cup since the tournament began in 1987. However, they have not achieved notable success. In the second world cup, back in 1991, Japan defeated Zimbabwe by a 52-8 score. It has been Japan’s only victory in the tournament; since then and until September 27, 2011, when they drew against Canada, Japan accumulated 18 matches without a win, which is ranked 10th in our list of 10 Most Notable Team Records in the RWC.

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9. The Romanian Shortage of the year ’95

Most Notable Team Records in the RWC
1995 Springboks South Africa

Romania arrives at number 9 in our list of 10 Most Notable Team Records in the RWC. The year 1995 was crucial in the history of the Rugby World Cup, as it was the last Cup of the Amateur era and the first one to feature South Africa, a power house of the sport. It was in the tournament held in South Africa, where Romania had its worst performance: the Oaks not only failed to win a match but they established a record of least points scored by a team in a RWC as they only managed to score 14 points in 3 games. Romanians only scored one try (against the Springboks) and one penalty in each game with no conversions or drop goals. In the meantime they conceded 97 points. A terrible RWC for the Romanians indeed!

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8. Once Upon a Time, a Lion that could not run enough

Most Notable Team Records in the RWC
Spain vs Uruguay

Spain is a sporting power worldwide, there’s no doubt about that. They have qualified for at least one edition of the World Cup in every major team sport –except for Cricket– and Rugby is not exception. In the RWC 1999 held in Wales, Spain Lion made their sole RWC appearance to this day and they finished the even without a win but with one of the 10 Most Notable Team Records in the RWC, as they held the “distinction” of being the team with least tries scored in a RWC: none. Spain scored 18 points in that event and they all came through penalty kicks.

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