In Summary
  • Most titles won: New Zealand - three (1987, 2011, 2015)
  • Biggest winning margin: 142, Australia 142 Namibia 0 (2003)
  • Most tries in a match: 22, Australia 142 Namibia 0 (2003)

TOKYO, JAPAN

Records at the Rugby World Cup, which starts in Japan next week:

Most titles won: New Zealand - three (1987, 2011, 2015)

Most points by a team in a match: 145, New Zealand 145 Japan 17 (1995)

Biggest winning margin: 142, Australia 142 Namibia 0 (2003)

Most tries in a match: 22, Australia 142 Namibia 0 (2003)

Most individual points in a match: 45, Simon Culhane (New Zealand 145 Japan 17, 1995)

Most overall points: 277, Jonny Wilkinson (England - 199, 2003, 2007, 2011)

Most points in one tournament: 126, Grant Fox (New Zealand 1987)

Most overall tries: 15, Jonah Lomu (New Zealand 1995, 1999), Bryan Habana (South Africa 2007, 2011, 2015)

Most tries in a match: 6, Marc Ellis (New Zealand v Japan 1995)

Most tries in one tournament: 8, Bryan Habana (South Africa 2007), Jonah Lomu (New Zealand 1999), Julian Savea (New Zealand 2015)

Most overall penalties: 58, Jonny Wilkinson (England)

Most penalties in a match: 8, Matt Burke (Australia v South Africa 1999), Gavin Hastings (Scotland v Tonga 1995), Thierry Lacroix (France v Ireland 1995), Gonzalo Quesada (Argentina v Samoa 1999)

Most penalties in one tournament: 31, Gonzalo Quesada (Argentina 1999)

Most overall conversions: 58, Dan Carter (New Zealand)

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