After last weekend’s game against Tonga, the Springbok flyhalf Handré Pollard is the rugby player worldwide who scored the sixth most points during a World Cup tournament.
World Rugby announced these statistics on Monday. Pollard scored four goals (12 points) on Sunday, which means that he has now scored 170 points in a World Cup. He didn’t miss a kick or one of his seven tackles on Sunday.
Pollard has moved up one place in World Rugby’s rankings and is now level with former New Zealand flyhalf Grant Fox, who also scored 170 points in his career. Fox was part of the Kiwi team that won the World Cup in 1987.
At the very top of World Rugby’s list is Jonny Wilkinson, the former England flyhalf, with 277 points scored during a World Cup. Dan Carter, the ex-Kiwi flyhalf, is fourth, with 191 points.
Nicolas Sanchez, Argentina’s flyhalf, is a new addition to the list after he scored a whopping 20 points against Chile on Saturday. Argentina beat the Chileans 59-5. Sanchez also played his 100th test for the Cougars on Saturday.
Here are the top ten scorers ever in a World Cup tournament: