JWC 2013: Final statistics

(IRB.COM) Tuesday 25 June 2013
 JWC 2013: Final statistics
Patricio Fernandez was the leading point scorer at JWC 2013 but came up just short of the record for a single tournament

We bring you some interesting statistics from the final day of the IRB Junior World Championship 2013 in France.

* England won the title for the first time following a 23-15 comeback victory over first-time finalists Wales in the title decider at the Stade de la Rabine. It was the second time in a row that a side has been crowned champions after losing a match in the pool stages.

* The final standings are 1. England 2. Wales 3. South Africa 4. New Zealand 5. France 6. Argentina 7. Australia 8. Ireland 9. Samoa 10. Scotland 11. Fiji 12. USA

* USA are the only side not to record a victory in the IRB Junior World Championship 2013 and as a result have been relegated back to the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy next year.

* The IRB Junior Player of the Year 2013 was Sam Davies of Wales, who beat England captain Jack Clifford and New Zealand captain Ardie Savea to the prestigious accolade.

* The final was the 200th match in JWC history.

* England were the leading point scorers at JWC 2013 with 219, just seven more than South Africa managed. No other team surpassed 200 points, while Fiji (85) and USA (18) were the only sides not to score more than a century of points.

* South Africa were the leading try-scorers at JWC 2013 with 30. England’s 28 is the second lowest total scored by the side winning the title, being six more than the Baby Boks managed in 2012.

* The honour of being the leading point scorer at  JWC 2013 goes to Argentina fly half Patricio Fernandez, who scored 82 in the Pumitas campaign. This is just four points shy of the record for a single tournament, set by New Zealand fly half Gareth Anscombe in 2011.

* Eighty-two points is enough to put Fernandez joint sixth on the all-time points scoring list, which is still topped by Tom Homer of England with 118 points.

* Patricio Fernandez also topped the charts for most penalties (15) and conversions (11 with England duo Will Hooley and Henry Slade) at JWC 2013.

* The top try-scorer at JWC 2013 was Seabelo Senatla of South Africa with seven, just one shy of the record for a single tournament held by Zac Guildford and Julian Savea.

*A total of 344 points were scored on the final day of JWC 2013, the second highest total for a single match day in France behind the 383 scored on day three.

* A total of 1,550 points were scored in the 2013 tournament, bringing the number scored in Junior World Championship history to 10,060.

* Forty-two tries were scored on the final day, bringing the total for JWC 2013 to 189.

* A total of 1,251 tries have been scored in the six editions of the IRB Junior World Championship, 821 of them being turned into seven pointers.

* 60.85 per cent of tries were converted at JWC 2013 in France.

* The 12 teams kicked 121 penalties between them at  JWC 2013, taking the total to 696 in Junior World Championship history.

* Only four drop goals were kicked at JWC 2013, two by Wales fly half Sam Davies and two by Vincent Mallet of France. This brings the total to 25 in JWC history.

* The match average at JWC 2013 was 51.67 points, 6.3 tries, 3.83 conversions, 4.03 penalties, 0.13 drop goals, 0.87 yellow cards and 0.1 red cards.

* Relegated USA scored the fewest points (18) and tries (2) at JWC 2013. They also conceded the most points with 336. By contrast, champions England scored 219 points and conceded only 73.

* The most points scored in a JWC 2013 match was 109 in England’s 109-0 win over USA in their Pool A match at the Stade Henri Desgrange on day three. This match set a number of records, including most points scored by a winning team, the biggest winning margin and most tries scored with 17.

* The 109 points was a far cry from the 17 points scored in France’s 9-8 win over Ireland in the fifth place semi-final in La Roche-sur-Yon.

* New Zealand remains the leading point scorers in JWC history with 1,300. South Africa (1,260) and Australia (1,006) are the only other sides into four figures after the 2013 tournament.

* The four-time champions are also still the leading try scorers with 177 in their 30 matches, with South Africa (171), Australia (143) and England (119) the only other sides into three figures.

* Four yellow cards were brandished on the final day, bringing the total for the tournament to 26 with Argentina’s Pablo Matera receiving three of these. In total there have now been 192 yellow cards in JWC  history.

* The final day saw one red card produced, for Samoa’s Melani Nanai, to bring the total for JWC 2013 to three and the overall total to 12.