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Records of the Rugby World Cup

A Look at All the RWC Records

Most points over a World Cup Career – Johnny Wilkinson of England with 277 points Most points in one tournament – Grant Fox of New Zealand with 126 in 1987 Most World Cup matches played – Jason Leonard of England with 22 between 1991 and 2003 Most points in a match by one player – Simon Culhane of New Zealand with 45 Most conversions in a match – Simon Culhane of New Zealand with 20 Most tries in a match – Marc Ellis of New Zealand with six Most tries in a tournament – Jonah Lomu of New Zealand (1999) and Bryan Habana of South Africa (2007) both with 8 Total World Cup Tournament Tries – Jonah Lomu of New Zealand (1999) and Bryan Habana of South Africa (2007) both with 15 Most penalties in a match – Matt Burke of Australia, Gonzalo Quesada of Argentina, Gavin Hastings of Scotland and Thierry Lacroix of France all with 8 Most penalties in a tournament – Gonzalo Quesada of Argentina with 31 Most drop-goals in match – Jannie de Beer of South Africa with 5 Most points scored in a match – New Zealand with 145 against Japan in 1995 Largest winning margin – Australia with 142 against Namibia in 2003 Youngest player to appear in a final – Jonah Lomu of New Zealand at age 20 years and 43 days at the 1995 final

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