JWC 2013: Day two statistics

(IRB.COM) Monday 10 June 2013
 JWC 2013: Day two statistics
Argentina's Juan Bernardini scored the first try of match day two - Photo: Steven Lebreton

We bring you some interesting statistics from day two of the IRB Junior World Championship 2013 which yielded victories for defending champions South Africa, Argentina, Ireland, New Zealand, Wales and hosts France.

* Five teams are still unbeaten at JWC 2013 in defending champions South Africa, four-time winners New Zealand, last year’s semi-finalists Wales and Argentina and Ireland.

* By contrast, five teams are still searching for a first victory of the tournament in Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Scotland and USA.

* Seven of the 12 teams at JWC 2013 can, theoretically, still reach the semi-finals.

* All 12 teams got on the scoreboard on day two with 267 points scored (compared to 334 on day one) to take the total for JWC 2013 to 601.

* The total points now scored in JWC history is 9,111. Across the 182 matches played to date that equates to an average of 50.06 points per match.

* A total of 28 tries were scored on day two, in comparison to 43 on day one, a figure swelled by South Africa’s record-equalling 16-try haul against USA.

* South Africa continue to head the try-scoring sheets at JWC 2013 with 19 after two rounds. New Zealand are the only other team into double figures, while Fiji and USA remain the only teams yet to have crossed the whitewash.

* A total of 1,133 tries have now been scored in JWC history.

* New Zealand continue to lead the try-scoring charts in JWC history with 166 scored across their 27 matches, although South Africa have closed the gap again after day two and now sit on 160.

* Twenty of the tries scored on day two were converted. In JWC history, 748 – or 66 per cent – of tries have been turned into seven pointers.

* New Zealand remain atop the point scoring charts in JWC history with 1,214, although South Africa are closing the gap to them and now sit on 1,176.

* Day two saw England pass through the 800-point mark and become only the fourth side to do so after New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.

* Robert du Preez, the Baby Boks’ fly half, continues to head the conversions chart with eight, two more than his opposite number on day two, Henry Slade of England.

* Twenty-eight penalties were kicked on day two, slightly more than the opening day (28).

* Argentina continue to head the penalties charts with nine in their wins over Samoa and Scotland in Pool C, one more than Ireland have managed in also winning their opening two matches in Pool B.

*Wales fly half Sam Davies kicked the first drop goal of JWC 2013 in their win over Scotland in Nantes. There have now been 22 in JWC history.

* Patricio Fernandez remains the top point scorer at JWC 2013 with 36 points, after coming off the bench in Argentina’s win over Samoa to add to his 29-point haul on day one.

* Seabelo Senatla is the next highest with 30 after the South African flyer took his try tally to six with a first-half brace against England in La Roche-sur-Yon. Senatla is now just two tries short of the record number of tries in a single JWC which is currently held by All Blacks Zac Guildford (2009) and Julian Savea (2010).

* Fifty-three players have scored a try at JWC 2013 with Ireland wings Rory Scholes and Darren Sweetnam joining Senatla in claiming a double on day two.  

* Tom Daly and Patricio Fernandez have kicked more penalties than anyone else at JWC 2013 with seven, just ahead of Welsh fly half Sam Davies with five.

* There were five yellow cards on day two, Samoa receiving two in quick succession in their loss to Argentina. Los Pumitas, England and South Africa also had a player sent to the sin-bin.

* There were no red cards on day two, so the total for JWC 2013 remains at two and 11 overall.

Missed any action on day two, then watch highlights of the six matches here >>