Rugby World Cup 2021: What we learned from round three
We recap all the action from the final round of the pool phase in Whangārei and Auckland.
Rugby World Cup 2021 · 4 min read
Following the conclusion of the pool phase, we look at the numbers behind the results in Auckland and Whangārei.
The Rugby World Cup 2021 pool phase has concluded but before attention turns to the quarter-finals, we look at the numbers behind the round three results.
Australia, France, Italy, the USA and Wales joined hosts New Zealand, Canada and England in the knockout phase due to results in Auckland and Whangārei.
But how did they do it? Following another enthralling weekend of action on New Zealand’s North Island, we highlight some of the most important statistics.
4 – breakdown steals made by Canada captain Sophie de Goede in her side’s Pool B win against the USA in Auckland, more than any other player in round three.
5 – points per opposition 22 entry for England during the Red Roses’ 75-0 defeat of South Africa in Auckland.
9 – defenders beaten by Alev Kelter during the USA’s 29-14 Pool B defeat to Canada in Auckland, more than any other player. Kelter scored one try and two conversions during the match.
20 – penalties conceded by Wales against Australia, more than any team in a single match during RWC 2021 so far.
24 – entries into the Fiji 22 made by France during their Pool C win in Whangārei, which resulted in seven tries.
28 – ball carries by Grace Hamilton during the Wallaroos’ Pool A victory against Wales in Whangārei, more than any other player in round three.
30 – points scored by Canada hooker Emily Tuttosi in the pool phase, through six tries, more than any other player in the tournament.
62 – tackles by Wales flanker Alex Callender, more than any other play in the pool phase. She made a round three-high 28 of those during the defeat to the Wallaroos on Saturday.
176 – ball carry metres made by Renee Wickliffe during the Black Ferns’ victory against Scotland at Northland Events Centre.
245 – tackles made by Wales during their 13-7 defeat to Australia in Whangārei.
554 – metres kicked by France fly-half Jessy Trémoulière during Les Bleues’ 44-0 win against Fiji in Whangārei. The match was Trémoulière’s first at RWC 2021.
1,282 – metres carried by the Black Ferns in their 57-0 defeat of Scotland.