2007 Rugby World Cup statistics

This article documents statistics from the 2007 Rugby World Cup, held in France from 7 September to 20 October.

Team statistics

The following table shows the team's results in some categories. Two red cards were issued during the tournament.[1]

Points Team Matches Tries Con Pen Drop Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
327  New Zealand 5 48 36 5 0 2 0
278  South Africa 7 33 25 21 0 3 0
227  France 7 27 19 18 0 2 0
225  Australia 5 31 20 8 2 2 0
209  Argentina 7 23 14 18 4 3 0
168  Wales 4 23 16 7 0 0 0
140  England 7 12 7 17 5 1 0
134  Fiji 5 16 12 10 0 3 0
129  Scotland 5 15 15 8 0 1 0
89  Tonga 4 9 7 10 0 3 1
85  Italy 4 8 6 11 0 3 0
69  Samoa 4 5 4 12 0 1 0
64  Ireland 4 9 5 2 1 2 0
64  Japan 4 7 4 7 0 0 0
61  United States 4 7 4 6 0 4 0
51  Canada 4 6 3 5 0 1 0
50  Georgia 4 5 5 5 0 2 0
40  Romania 4 5 3 3 0 1 0
38  Portugal 4 4 3 3 1 1 0
30  Namibia 4 3 3 2 1 0 1

Source: RugbyWorldCup.com

Player records

Most points

Note: ranked according to points then number of appearances
Top 10 point scorers[2][3]
Points Name Team Pos Apps Tries Con Pen Drop
105 Percy Montgomery  South Africa FB 7 2 22 17 0
91 Felipe Contepomi  Argentina CE 7 3 11 18 0
67 Jonny Wilkinson  England FH 5 0 5 14 5
50 Nick Evans  New Zealand FH/FB 4 2 20 0 0
47 Jean-Baptiste Élissalde  France SH 7 1 12 6 0
46 Chris Paterson  Scotland WG/FH 5 1 10 7 0
44 Pierre Hola  Tonga FH 4 0 7 10 0
43 Lionel Beauxis  France FH 6 1 7 8 0
42 Nicky Little  Fiji FH 3 0 9 8 0
40 Dan Carter  New Zealand FH 3 1 10 5 0
40 Matt Giteau  Australia CE 4 3 8 3 0
40 Bryan Habana  South Africa WG 7 8 0 0 0

Key: Pos = position; Apps = appearances; Con = conversions; Pen = penalties; Drop = drop goals

Source: RugbyWorldCup.com

Most tries

Top 10 try scorers[4][5]
Rank Name Team Pos Apps Tries
1 Bryan Habana  South Africa WG 7 8
2 Drew Mitchell  Australia WG 5 7
3 Doug Howlett  New Zealand WG 3 6
3 Shane Williams  Wales WG 4 6
5 Joe Rokocoko  New Zealand WG 3 5
5 Vincent Clerc  France WG 5 5
5 Chris Latham  Australia FB 5 5
8 Rory Lamont  Scotland FB 4 4
8 Sitiveni Sivivatu  New Zealand WG 4 4
8 Jaque Fourie  South Africa CE 6 4
8 Paul Sackey  England WG 6 4
8 JP Pietersen  South Africa WG 7 4
8 Juan Smith  South Africa FL 7 4

Key: Pos = position; Apps = appearances

Disciplinary citings

There was some controversy over post-match citings by IRB Citing Commissioners because of apparent inconsistencies between disciplinary sanctions.[6][7][8]

List of citings
Ban
(weeks)
Player Nation Opponent Offence
7 Otar Eloshvili  Georgia France spear tackle[9]
5 Paul Emerick  United States England spear tackle[10]
4 Juan Severino Somoza  Portugal Scotland head-butting[11]
3 Brian Lima  Samoa England high tackle[12]
2 Schalk Burger  South Africa Samoa dangerous play[13][14]
2 Phil Vickery  England United States tripping[15]
2 Mirco Bergamasco  Italy Scotland tripping[16]
1 Hale T-Pole  Tonga Samoa striking[17]
1 Jacques Nieuwenhuis  Namibia France high tackle[18]
1 Alfie Vaeluaga  Samoa South Africa high tackle[19]
1 Seremaia Bai  Fiji South Africa dangerous tackle[20]
cleared François Steyn  South Africa Tonga foul play[21]
cleared Sione Lauaki  New Zealand Romania dangerous tackle[22][23]

Stadiums

Stadium City Capacity Matches played Overall
attendance
Average
attendance
per match
Average
attendance
as % of capacity
Tries scored Avg. tries
scored / match
Overall
points scored
Avg. points
scored / match
Stade de France Saint-Denis 80,000 7 551,736 78,819 98.52% 14 2.00 219 31.29
Millennium Stadium Cardiff 74,500 4 222,936 55,734 74.81% 28 7.00 225 56.25
Murrayfield Edinburgh 67,144 2 95,780 47,890 71.32% 12 6.00 82 41.00
Stade Vélodrome Marseille 59,500 6 331,660 55,277 92.90% 44 7.33 348 58.00
Parc des Princes Paris 47,870 5 228,544 45,709 95.49% 29 5.80 247 49.40
Stade Félix-Bollaert Lens 41,400 3 109,373 36,458 88.06% 14 4.67 123 41.00
Stade de Gerland Lyon 41,100 3 121,012 40,337 98.14% 34 11.33 251 83.67
Stade de la Beaujoire Nantes 38,100 3 111,602 37,201 97.64% 22 7.33 197 65.67
Stadium de Toulouse Toulouse 35,700 4 140,973 35,243 98.72% 38 9.50 280 70.00
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Saint-Étienne 35,650 3 102,987 34,329 96.29% 15 5.00 146 48.67
Stade Chaban-Delmas Bordeaux 34,440 4 136,511 34,128 99.09% 20 5.00 140 35.00
Stade de la Mosson Montpellier 33,900 4 110,109 27,527 81.20% 26 6.50 220 55.00
Total 2,473,548 48 2,263,223 47,150 91.50% 296 6.17 2,478 51.63

References

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