Top 10 Most Notable Individual Records in RWC

The Rugby World Cup is going to start on September 18 and since rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world, many people worldwide will be watching the event. It will be 8th edition of the sport’s most important tournament and new pages of its record book could be written.

Records in RWC

Rugby is arguably the team sport where individuals matter the least, but it does not deprive players from having their individual stars who set and break records. Here are the Top 10 Most Notable Individual Records in RWC.

Top 10 Most Notable Individual Records in RWC

10. The “Fan Bus” endurance paid off

Records in RWC

English prop forward Jason Leonard played his first RWC in 1991 when his team lost the final match and his last was in 2003 when his team lifted the trophy. He was 23 in his first RWC and 35 in his last. During those editions, Leonard played a total 22 games –including a final match- a tournament record and a place in the Top 10 Most Notable Individual Records in RWC.

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9. Fox’s golden boot

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In the inaugural 1987 RWC, fewer games than today’s tournaments were played, it makes Grant Fox record most remarkable. In that tournament, the accurate kicker established two records for a tournament: Most points scored with 126 and the most conversions with 30. Fox could have benefited from the fact that New Zealand scored 43 tries at that time, the third highest total in history and its marks land on 9th spot in the Top 10 Most Notable Individual Records in RWC.

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8. When Simon Culhane had a busy but great day

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On June 4, 1995 the All Blacks delighted rugby fans with a superb demonstration of attacking prowess when they defeated Japan 145-17, breaking all records by then. Fly half Simon Culhane played an important role as the kicker as he converted 20 tries out 21 chances and scored one try by himself, tallying a total of 45 points and 20 conversions, both records for a game. Since these records lied greatly on his teammates work, it only ranks 8th in the Top 10 Most Notable Individual Records in RWC.

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