With the 2019 Rugby World Cup in full swing, we look at some the stats and records that have been broken during the showpiece so far…
1- Pool D has no team without a win, only back in 1987 has this happened before. It’s also the first time it has occurred since the pools were expanded to five teams.
2019 has created yet another slice of history.— Robert Rees (@Rreesrugby) October 3, 2019
Pool D has no team without a win, only back in 1987 has this happened before.
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2- Thanks to the generosity of fans and commercial partners, a record-breaking £2 million has been pledged to the ChildFund Pass It Back programme.
Arigato rugby family! With 8 days to go, we are delighted to announce that fans & #RWC2019 commercial partners have now pledged a record-breaking £2m to the @ChildFundPIB programme via @RugbyWorldCup https://t.co/j8gnxVIaXE— Sir Bill Beaumont (@BillBeaumont) September 11, 2019
3- Uruguay picked up their third Rugby World Cup victory and their first since 2003, their tally of 30 points against Fiji was their most in a match at the tournament.
4- 0 – The All Blacks have never lost a pool stage game in Rugby World Cup history, winning all 28 such fixtures
5- Adam Ashley-Cooper (35y 186d) became the oldest player to score a Rugby World Cup try for the Wallabies.