WRWC 2010: Final statistics

(IRB.COM) Monday 6 September 2010
 WRWC 2010: Final statistics
Kelly Brazier's winning kick means she ends the tournament as top point scorer

We bring you some interesting statistics following the final day of matches at Women's Rugby World Cup 2010.

  • The final standings of Women's Rugby World Cup 2010 are: 1. New Zealand 2. England 3. Australia 4. France 5. USA 6. Canada 7. Ireland 8. Scotland 9. Wales 10. South Africa 11. Sweden 12. Kazakhstan.

  • A crowd of 13.253 watched New Zealand beat England 13-10 in the final at the Twickenham Stoop with Kelly Brazier's penalty 14 minutes from time proving the winning kick.

  • Carla Hohepa of New Zealand was named the IRB Women's Personality of the Year 2010 in association with Emirates Airline after the final. The other nominees were Australia wing Nicole Beck and England duo Maggie Alphonsi and Danielle Waterman.

  • The Black Ferns have now won 19 consecutive World Cup matches since their only defeat, a 7-0 loss to USA in the 1991 semi finals.

  • The three-point winning margin is the closest any team has come to beating New Zealand in their four World Cup winning campaigns since.

  • New Zealand's victory margin at The Stoop is also the smallest in a Women's Rugby World Cup final. The biggest, by contrast, is 32 points from the 1998 final when the Black Ferns beat USA 44-12 in Amsterdam.

  • Thirty thousand fans attended the 30 matches at Women's Rugby World Cup 2010, be it at Surrey Sports Park or the Twickenham Stoop.

  • England have now lost three World Cup finals in a row to the Black Ferns; 19-9 in 2002, 25-17 in 2006 and 13-10 in 2010.

  • New Zealand end the tournament as the leading point scorers with 186 - an average of 37.20 per match. England are the next more prolific point scorers, helped by their 82-0 defeat of Kazakhstan in Pool B.

  • England conceded the fewest points with 23 across the five matches, 10 fewer than champions New Zealand. Kazakhstan conceded the most at 203, with Scotland, South Africa, Sweden and Wales all leaking more than a century of points.

  • A total of 202 points were scored on the final day, bringing the total for the tournament to 1193. This is 14 points more than were scored at WRWC 2006 in Canada.

  • The honour as the leading try scorer of the tournament is shared between Black Ferns flyer Carla Hohepa and Canada wing Heather Moyse with seven. Moyse matched her tally of seven four years, which made her the top try scorer then.

  • Nine players scored four tries at WRWC 2010 with Ireland number 8 Joy Neville the only forward among them.

  • Kelly Brazier's title-winning penalty means she ends Women's Rugby World Cup 2010 as the leading point scorer with 48, taking her above Canada fly half Anna Schnell by two points with USA No.10 Christy Ringgenberg third best on 44 points.

  • Champions New Zealand end the tournament as the leading try scorers with 30, five more than next best England. Kazakhstan and Sweden scored the fewest with four across the five matches.

  • Hosts England conceded the fewest tries with just three across five matches with defending champions New Zealand having their try-line breached four times. Kazakkhstan conceded the most tries with 30.

  • For the second matchday running there were no hat-tricks. This means there have been five hat-tricks at WRWC 2010, scored by Kelly Brazier (New Zealand), Carla Hohepa (New Zealand), Heather Moyse (Canada), Fiona Pocock (England) and Charlotte Barras (England).

  • The average number of points per match at WRWC 2010 is 39.77 - 22.07 in the first half and 17.70 coming after the break.

  • There were no drop goals at Women's Rugby World Cup 2010.

  • Twenty-nine tries were scored on the final day of Women's Rugby World Cup 2010, bringing the total for the tournament to 182 - three more than were touched down at the previous edition in Canada.

  • A total of 35 penalties were kicked at Women's Rugby World Cup 2010.

  • Kazakhstan and Sweden were the only sides to average less than a try a match.

  • The average number of tries per match at WRWC 2010 is 6.07, with slightly more cxoming in the first half - 3.23 to 2.83 after the break.

  • Only 89 of the 182 tries scored in the tournament were turned into seven pointers.

  • Inaugural World Cup winners USA remain the only nation to break through the 1,000 point barrier with New Zealand failing to score the 31 points in the final that they needed to follow in their footsteps.

  • The average number of penalties per match was 1.17.

  • Ninety-six players scored tries at Women's Rugby World Cup 2010.

  • Canada fly half Anna Schnell kicked the most conversions in the tournament with 14, one more than her English counterpart Katy McLean. Nicole Beck of Australia, New Zealand's Kelly Brazier and Christy Ringgenberg of the USA were the next best with 11.

  • Sweden were the only side not to taste victory at WRWC 2010.

  • Schnell also ended WRWC 2010 with the most penalties on six, one more than Sweden's inspirational captain Ulrika Andersson-Hall.

  • Six nations - France, Kazakhstan, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden and Wales - end the tournament with a negative point differential.

  • A total of 65 yellow cards were handed out across the 36 matches with Kazahstan receiving the most at 10, one more than South Africa. By contrast England and Scotland had only one player sin-binned in the duration of the tournament.

  • Eight players received two cards in the tournament in Phaidra Knight (USA), Lorinda Brown (South Africa), Marie Louise Reilly (Ireland), Phumeza Gadu (South Africa), Jenny Ohman (Sweden), Svetlana Karatygina (Kazakhstan), Namhla Siyolo (South Africa) and Anna Yakovleva (Kazakshtan).

  • Kazakhstan received the tournament's only two red cards with scrum half Amina Baratova's against South Africa and then second row Svetlana Karatygina in their victory over Sweden.

And finally ...

With the 12 teams housed at Surrey Sports Park for the duration of the tournament, some interesting statistics emerge from the quantities of food to cater for them all.

  • The number of meals prepared were 31,500.
  • Over 25,000 eggs were used.
  • More than 30,000 yoghurts were consumed.
  • Over 10,000 mushrooms were used in the cooking.
  • The players munched their way through more than 6,000 bananas.