Junior World Championship ... by numbers

(IRB.COM) Saturday 2 June 2012
 
Junior World Championship ... by numbers
Zac Guildford (R) is one of a select few to have two JWC winners' medals, not to mention being the joint top try scorer in JWC history and also now a RWC winner

Ever wondered how many points or tries have been scored in JWC history, who the most capped graduate is ... well here are the stats to impress your mates with!

7,167 – Points scored in JWC history (2008-2011)

1,985 – Most points scored in a single JWC (2008 (40 matches)

1,177 – Test points scored by JWC graduates to date

993 – Points scored by New Zealand in JWC history (the most)

968 – Test caps of JWC graduates to date

897 – Tries scored in JWC history (2008-2011)

336 – Players across the 12 participating teams at JWC 2012
 
274 – Most points scored by a team at a single JWC (New Zealand – 2011)

257 – Most tries scored in a single JWC (2008 and 2009 (16 teams not 12 as from 2010 onwards)

206 – Number of Test caps accumulated by Australian JWC graduates (the most by any country)

205 – Height in cm of the tallest player to play in JWC history (Daniel Partridge (Wales) in 2009)

204 – Most points scored by a team in pool stages of a single JWC (New Zealand – 2011)

203 – Height in cm of the tallest player at JWC 2012 (Ruan Botha of South Africa)

185 – Points conceded by New Zealand in JWC history (the least)

168 – Height in cm of the shortest player at JWC 2012 (Vavao Afemai of Samoa)

157 – Test tries scored by JWC graduates to date

141 – Most Test points scored by a JWC graduate to date (Leigh Halfpenny, Wales)

140 – Matches played in JWC history

136 – Tries scored by New Zealand in JWC history (the most)

130 – Weight in kilograms of the heaviest player at JWC 2012 (Sebastien Taofifenua of France)

118 – Most points scored by an individual in JWC history (Tom Homer (ENG) 2009/10)

99 – Tries scored by New Zealand in the JWC pool stages (2008-2011)

92 – Biggest winning margin in JWC history (New Zealand v Wales, JWC 2011)

86 – Most points scored by an individual in a single JWC (Gareth Anscombe (NZL) 2011)

65 – Weight in kilograms of the lightest player in JWC history (Vavao Afemai (SAM) 2012)

49 – JWC graduates to play at Rugby World Cup 2011

42 – New JWC graduates since the conclusion of the 2011 tournament in Italy

40 – Test caps of David Pocock for Australia, the most capped JWC graduate

37 – Most tries scored by a team at a single JWC (South Africa (2008) and New Zealand (2011)

33 – Most points scored by an individual in a single match (Pierre Bernard (FRA) v Wales in 2009 fifth place play-off

26 – Number of JWC graduates to have played for the Pumas (the most by any country)

26 – New JWC graduates so far in 2012

20 – The current unbeaten run of New Zealand in JWC history (2008-2011)

19 – Number of times New Zealand’s line has been breached in JWC history

17 – The age Australia flanker Liam Gill was when he made his JWC debut in 2010, making him the youngest player to take part in the tournament’s history

17 – The number of drop goals kicked in JWC history (2008-2011)

16 – Most tries scored by a team in a single match (South Africa v USA in 2008 and v Fiji in 2011)

15 – Stadia to have hosted JWC matches

11 – The smallest victory margin for New Zealand in JWC history

10 – Most tries scored by a player in their JWC career (Zac Guildford (NZL) 2008-2009 / Andrew Conway (IRE) 2010-2011)

8 – Most tries scored by a player at a single JWC (Zac Guildford (NZL) 2009 / Julian Savea (NZL) 2010)

8 – JWC graduates who played in Wales’ 2012 Grand Slam winning campaign (Sam Warburton, Leigh Halfpenny, Jonathan Davies, Justin Tipuric, Scott Williams, Lloyd Williams, Toby Faletau, Rhys Webb)

7 – Points New Zealand need to become the first to score 1,000 JWC points

4 – JWC titles won by New Zealand

4 – Most tries scored by a player in a single JWC match (Dane Haylett-Petty (AUS v Canada 2008) / Kurtley Beale and Richard Kingi (AUS v Canada 2009) / Julian Savea (NZL v Samoa 2010))

3 – Number of JWC graduates to pocket a RWC 2011 winners’ medal (Aaron Cruden, Zac Guildford, Sam Whitelock)

3 – Titles New Zealand won under coach Dave Rennie

1 – First player to make his Test debut after playing in the Junior World Championship was Alatasi Tupou in Samoa’s loss to New Zealand on 3 September 2008

1 – Minutes it took for France wing Guillaume Namy to score the first JWC try (against Japan at Liberty Stadium on 6 June 2008)

0 – The number of losses by New Zealand in JWC history (2008-2011)