JWC 2013: Day three statistics

(IRB.COM) Friday 14 June 2013
 JWC 2013: Day three statistics
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We bring you some interesting statistics from day three of the IRB Junior World Championship 2013 which saw South Africa, New Zealand, Wales and England book their places in the semi-finals.

* The seedings after the pool stages were: 1. New Zealand 2. South Africa 3. Wales 4. England 5. Ireland 6. Argentina 7. Australia 8. France 9. Scotland 10. Samoa 11. Fiji 12. USA.

* The pool winners were South Africa, New Zealand and Wales.

* New Zealand are the only side to have never failed to reach a semi-final. South Africa and England have made the last four five times each with Wales now preparing for their third semi-final.

* Australia and Scotland picked up their first wins on day three, leaving only Samoa, Fiji and USA yet to record a victory at JWC 2013.

* A total of 383 points were scored on day three – the highest single day total of JWC 2013 to date – to take the total for this tournament to 984.

* The total points now scored in JWC history is 9,494. Across the 188 matches played to date that equates to an average of 50.5 points per match.

* England’s emphatic defeat of USA rewrote a number of JWC records with the most points scored in a match (109), the biggest winning margin (109) and the most tries in a single match (17).

*The 109-0 win not only ensured England edged Ireland and Argentina to the best runner-up spot on point differential, but also took the English to the top of the points and try scoring charts at JWC 2013 with 163 and 23.

* Only South Africa (154) and New Zealand (104) have scored more than a century of points at JWC 2013, although Wales, Argentina and Ireland are all in the nineties after three matches.

* By contrast, USA have scored only three points – against France – and conceded 251 points. Their try-line has been breached 39 times and they are the only side yet to cross the whitewash at JWC 2013.  

* A total of 52 tries were scored on day three, the most yet at JWC 2013 and helped by England’s 17-try haul against USA and the nine-try battle between Scotland and Samoa. This compares to 43 on day one and 28 on day two to bring the total for JWC 2013 to 123.

* A total of 1,185 tries have now been scored in JWC history.

* New Zealand continue to lead the try-scoring charts in JWC history with 170 scored across their 28 matches, seven more than South Africa. Australia (138) and England (114) are the only other sides to have passed a century of tries in JWC history.

* Thirty-three of the tries scored on day three were converted. In JWC history, 781 – or 67 per cent – of tries have been turned into seven pointers.

* New Zealand remain atop the point scoring charts in JWC history with 1,245, although South Africa have now followed them through the 1,200 point barrier, albeit only just on 1,202. England also pushed through 900 points, Argentina through 500 points and Samoa through 300 points on day three.

* England fly half Will Hooley has surged to the top of the conversion charts at JWC 2013 after kicking 11 in their win over USA.

* Eighteen penalties were kicked across the six matches on day two, down on the two previous day’s tallies of 25 and 28.

*Wales fly half Sam Davies kicked his second first drop goal of JWC 2013 in their win over Argentina and remains the only player to slot one between the posts. There have now been 23 in JWC history.

* Sam Davies’ 20-point haul against Argentina has taken him to the top of the point scoring charts at JWC 2013 with 48 points. The previous top scorer, Patricio Fernández of Argentina is next best with 46 points.

* Seabelo Senatla is the next highest with 30 despite the South African flyer failing to cross the try-line against France. He therefore remains 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).

* Eighty-four players have scored a try at JWC 2013 with England scrum half Alex Day grabbing a hat-trick on day three.  

* The impressive kicking display of Sam Davies has also taken him to the top of the penalties chart with 10, one more than Los Pumitas fly half Patricio Fernández.

* There were six yellow cards on day three with two Argentina players and one from each of Samoa, New Zealand, Ireland and Fiji bringing the total to 17 at JWC 2013 and 183 overall. No player has received more than one yellow card at JWC 2013.

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

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