JWC 2010: Matchday two statistics

(IRB.COM) Friday 11 June 2010
 JWC 2010: Matchday two statistics

We bring you some interesting statistics from the second round of matches at the IRB Junior World Championship 2010 in Argentina.

* Julian Savea scored four tries in New Zealand's 77-7 defeat of Samoa to equal the record for the most tries in a single match, set by Australian Dane Haylett-Petty in 2008 and equalled by his compatriots Richard Kingi and Kurtley Beale last year.

* England full back Tom Homer kicked 21 points in his side's 36-21 defeat of Ireland on matchday two to become the leading point scorer in JWC history with 112, taking him past the Francois Brummer's previous benchmark of 105 for South Africa.

* The six matches on Wednesday yielded 374 points, bringing the total for the 2010 tournament to 706.

* Australia are the leading try scorers in Argentina, having crossed for 20 tries in their two Pool C matches against Scotland and Tonga. Defending champions New Zealand (16) and South Africa (15) are the next best while Scotland and Fiji have scored only one try.

* A total of 598 tries have now been scored in Junior World Championship history, 368 of them being successfully converted.

* Baby Blacks wing Julian Savea is the leading try scorer in the 2010 tournament with his four-try haul on his JWC debut, one more than England centre Jonny May, Australia wing Aidan Toua and teammate Nicholas White who have all scored hat-tricks in Argentina.

* South Africa have converted 13 of their 15 tries, while New Zealand have turned 13 of their 16 tries into seven-pointers. Fiji and Tonga are the only sides not to kick a conversion so far.

* Patrick Lambie, who plays Super 14 rugby for the Sharks, is the leading point scorer in the 2010 tournament with 46 points after two rounds, two more than England's Tom Homer with Matthew Jarvis of Wales on 31.

* The try-scoring statistics show a clear trend with the big three southern hemisphere nations - New Zealand, South Africa and Australia - scoring 51 of the 84 tries in the first two rounds of the tournament.

* A total of 59 conversions have been kicked across the 12 matches so far in Argentina with South African full back Patrick Lambie leading the way with 12 successful kicks.

* New Zealand, South Africa and Australia all scored 11 tries in their second pool matches against Samoa, Scotland and Tonga respectively.

* Wales fly half Matthew Jarvis needs 14 points to become the third player to score a century of points in Junior World Championship history after Francois Brummer and Tom Homer.

* Australia are the leading point scorers with 125, just ahead of New Zealand (121) and South Africa (113) who are the only other teams into three figures. Scotland have scored the fewest points with 13, one less than Fiji.

* New Zealand remain the top try scorers in JWC history with 82 in their run of 12 unbeaten matches, although now by only two from Australia with South Africa the third best with 77.

* Sixty-four players have scored tries after two rounds of matches in Argentina.

* Their victories in round two took South Africa and Australia through the 500-point barrier in JWC history, following in the footsteps of New Zealand who became the first to reach this mark.

* A total of 293 penalties have been kicked in JWC history, 31 of them by England

* Ignacio Rodriguez Muedra's drop goal for Argentina in their defeat by France was the first in the 2010 tournament.
* Fifty-five penalties have been kicked in JWC 2010 with Tom Homer leading the way with 10 for England, one more than Wales fly half Matthew Jarvis with Ireland No.10 James McKinney on eight.

* Ten yellow cards have been handed out in the tournament so far, three of them to Fijian players.

* A total of 4,431 points have now been scored in the 92 Junior World Championship matches to date.