2023 Rugby World Cup: Stats Leaders (Round 2)
Discover the leading players in key stats after round 2 of the Rugby World Cup..
The 2023 Rugby World Cup is in full swing, and after an action-packed second round. Here are the top stats leaders:
TOP TRY SCORERS IN THE WORLD CUP
Bundee Aki leads the try scoring charts as he dotted down twice this week to add to his two from last week. Mapimpi and Reinach each earned themselves a hatrick in the Springbok massacre of Romania.
- Bundee Aki (IRE) – 4
- Johnny Sexton (IRE) – 3
- Tadgh Beirne (IRE) – 3
- Makazole Mapimpi (SA) – 3
- Cobus Reinach (SA)- 3
MOST CONVERSIONS AT WORK CUP
Johnny Sexton leads the conversions count as his team have scored 20 tries in the first two weeks of the World Cup. Ireland will battle to keep this scoring rate up as they play Boks next, followed by Scotland, who are much tougher opposition than Romania and Tonga..
- Johnny Sexton (IRE) – 11
- Damian McKenzie (NZ) – 8
- Tommaso Allan (ITA) – 7
- Rikiya Matsuda (JPN) – 6
- Damian Willemse (SA) – 5
MOST POINTS AT WORLD CUP
George Ford added an extra 14 points to his 27 points from week one to continue leading the points charts in week two. Damian Mckenzie scored a couple of tries as well as slotting himself some kicks in New Zealand’s match vs Namibia.
- George Ford (ENG) – 41
- Johnny Sexton (IRE) – 40
- Ben Donaldson (AUS) – 30
- Damian McKenzie (NZ) – 26
- Rikiya Matsuda (JPN) – 24
Damian McKenzie with 18 Points for All Blacks in the first half vs Namibia; He has scored 2 Tries and successfully made 4 Conversions. #NZLvNAM #NZLNAM #RugbyWorldCup #Rugby #RWC2023 #SinBinSquad #RugbyWorldCup2023 pic.twitter.com/iecnzY7HpM— Rugby (@sin_bin_squad) September 15, 2023
MOST CLEAN BREAKS
Is Bundee Aki in the form of his life, or are the opposition skewing the stats? Time will tell, but Aki is impressively leading the clean breaks stat as well as try scoring. “Mystic” Mack Hansen, an Australian castoff, has emerged as a highly dangerous player in an equally menacing team. The Aussies must be rueing the day they let Hansen go.
- Bundee Aki (IRE) – 7
- Caleb Clarke (NZ) – 6
- Mack Hansen (IRE) – 5
- David Havili (NZ) – 4
- Selesitino Ravutaumada (FIJ) – 3
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MOST TACKLES AT RWC
Japan’s Cornelsen has made the most tackles this tournament so far with an impressive 35, interesting to note that Welsh lock Rowlands has the third most tackles despite not playing in round two of the competition.
- Jack Cornelsen (JPN) – 35
- Michael Leitch (JPN) – 32
- Will Rowlands (WAL) – 27
- Jac Morgan (WAL) – 27
- Cristian Chirica (ROM) – 27
His tally might not have entered the record books, but Wales lock Will Rowlands' 27 tackles were crucial in the nail-biting win over Fiji in their rugby World Cup opener. #AFPsports is in Nice, France with the latest
https://t.co/mYtKvptp3L pic.twitter.com/e3kT286fyG— AFP News Agency (@AFP) September 12, 2023
The Rugby World Cup is in full swing, and we’re already seeing some standout performances from players. Who do you think will be topping the stats next week? Share your predictions in the comments below!