In a yr’s time the Rugby World Cup 2023 will start in France and as soon as once more we’ll be handled to the spectacle that’s the 20 competing nations battling it out to hoist the Webb Ellis Cup and be topped the best on the planet.
On the identical time, we’re additionally assured to expertise some iconic moments that we’ll little doubt look again on in years to come back as really particular happenings in Rugby World Cup historical past. Usually these moments are when data are damaged, and with immediately’s distinctive abilities within the sport, we could properly see some data being smashed in the course of the event.
So to construct up some anticipation for this, right here’s a choice of some the all-time file holders within the Rugby World Cup which may have to be up to date come October 2023.
Most event titles
At current, the honour for many event titles is shared by South Africa and New Zealand, who’ve three every respectively. With each the Springboks and All Blacks concerned subsequent yr there’s each likelihood we might lastly have a frontrunner.
Most participant factors in a event
The present file holder for probably the most participant factors scored in Rugby World Cup historical past is England’s Jonny Wilkinson, who over 4 tournaments (1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 respectively) has amassed 277 factors in 19 appearances.
Most participant factors in a single event
We’ve to go all the best way again to 1987 for this file, as this was when New Zealand’s Grant Fox scored a mighty 126 factors within the inaugural competitors. The closest anybody has come since then was as soon as once more Jonny Wilkinson who scored 113 factors in 2003.
Most tries in a match
New Zealand’s Marc Ellis’ unbelievable six tries in opposition to Japan within the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa continues to be probably the most anybody has ever scored in a single event match.
Most conversions in a match
It was on this identical sport in 1995 that one other file was set – which has additionally but to be damaged – by New Zealand’s Simon Culhane who made 20 conversions in opposition to Japan. That is one other file that hasn’t actually been challenged since, the closest anybody has come is Australia’s Mat Rogers in opposition to Namibia in 2003.
Most drop targets in a event
One other file presently held by Jonny Wilkinson is probably the most drop targets in a single event. Unsurprisingly, this was additionally within the 2003 competitors which featured the well-known late drop purpose win by Wilkinson for England within the last in opposition to Australia.