World Cup

Records

Records are listed until at least the top 10 highest are shown. This is why records with many instances of the same amount will stop at unusual ranking numbers.

Team Records - Tournament

Team tournament records do not include finals matches.

Most points scored in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 252 points Australia World Cup 1985/88
2. 236 points Australia World Cup 1989/92
3. 215 points Great Britain World Cup 1989/92
4. 206 points New Zealand World Cup 2000
5. 203 points New Zealand World Cup 1989/92
=5. 203 points Great Britain World Cup 1985/88
7. 198 points Australia World Championship Series 1975
=7. 198 points Australia World Cup 2000
9. 196 points England World Cup 2022
10. 192 points Australia World Cup 2022

Most points scored per game on average by a team in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 36.0000 (7 games) Australia World Cup 1985/88
2. 29.5000 (8 games) Australia World Cup 1989/92
3. 26.8750 (8 games) Great Britain World Cup 1989/92
4. 25.3750 (8 games) New Zealand World Cup 1989/92
=4. 25.3750 (8 games) Great Britain World Cup 1985/88
6. 24.7500 (8 games) Australia World Championship Series 1975
7. 22.5714 (7 games) New Zealand World Cup 1985/88
8. 20.8750 (8 games) England World Championship Series 1975
9. 15.1250 (8 games) New Zealand World Championship Series 1975
10. 13.7500 (8 games) Wales World Championship Series 1975

Most points conceded per game on average by a team in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 46.4286 (7 games) Papua New Guinea World Cup 1985/88
2. 38.0000 (8 games) Papua New Guinea World Cup 1989/92
3. 30.8750 (8 games) France World Cup 1989/92
4. 28.0000 (5 games) France World Cup 1985/88
5. 25.5000 (8 games) France World Championship Series 1975
6. 18.6250 (8 games) New Zealand World Championship Series 1975
7. 16.2500 (8 games) Wales World Championship Series 1975
8. 15.0000 (8 games) New Zealand World Cup 1989/92
9. 13.0000 (7 games) Australia World Cup 1985/88
10. 12.2857 (7 games) New Zealand World Cup 1985/88

Fewest points scored per game on average by a team in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 5.0000 (8 games) France World Championship Series 1975
2. 7.0000 (5 games) France World Cup 1985/88
3. 10.0000 (8 games) France World Cup 1989/92
4. 10.5000 (8 games) Papua New Guinea World Cup 1989/92
5. 12.0000 (7 games) Papua New Guinea World Cup 1985/88
6. 13.7500 (8 games) Wales World Championship Series 1975
7. 15.1250 (8 games) New Zealand World Championship Series 1975
8. 20.8750 (8 games) England World Championship Series 1975
9. 22.5714 (7 games) New Zealand World Cup 1985/88
10. 24.7500 (8 games) Australia World Championship Series 1975

Fewest points conceded per game on average by a team in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 8.5000 (8 games) Australia World Cup 1989/92
2. 8.6250 (8 games) Australia World Championship Series 1975
3. 9.8750 (8 games) Great Britain World Cup 1989/92
4. 10.5000 (8 games) England World Championship Series 1975
5. 11.2500 (8 games) Great Britain World Cup 1985/88
6. 12.2857 (7 games) New Zealand World Cup 1985/88
7. 13.0000 (7 games) Australia World Cup 1985/88
8. 15.0000 (8 games) New Zealand World Cup 1989/92
9. 16.2500 (8 games) Wales World Championship Series 1975
10. 18.6250 (8 games) New Zealand World Championship Series 1975

Most tries scored in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 63 tries Australia World Cup 2000
2. 58 tries New Zealand World Cup 2000
3. 52 tries Australia World Cup 2022
=3. 52 tries Australia World Cup 1985/88
5. 48 tries Australia World Cup 2013
=5. 48 tries Australia World Cup 1989/92
7. 47 tries England World Cup 2022
8. 40 tries Australia World Championship Series 1975
9. 39 tries Australia World Cup 1995
10. 38 tries Australia World Cup 2017

Most goals scored in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 49 goals Australia World Cup 2000
2. 44 goals New Zealand World Cup 2000
3. 40 goals Australia World Cup 2013
=3. 40 goals England World Cup 2022
5. 39 goals Australia World Championship Series 1975
=5. 39 goals Australia World Cup 2022
7. 36 goals Great Britain World Cup 1989/92
8. 35 goals Great Britain World Cup 1985/88
9. 34 goals Australia World Cup 1985/88
10. 32 goals England World Championship Series 1975
=10. 32 goals New Zealand World Championship Series 1975

Most field goals scored in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 5 field goals Australia World Cup 1968
2. 4 field goals Australia World Cup 1970
3. 3 field goals New Zealand World Cup 1970
4. 2 field goals Great Britain World Cup 1970
=4. 2 field goals France World Cup 1970
=4. 2 field goals Wales World Cup 1995
=4. 2 field goals Australia World Cup 1972
=4. 2 field goals France World Cup 1968
=4. 2 field goals France World Championship Series 1975
=4. 2 field goals Great Britain Ashes Series 1986
=4. 2 field goals Wales World Cup 2000

Most points conceded in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 325 points Papua New Guinea World Cup 1985/88
2. 304 points Papua New Guinea World Cup 1989/92
3. 247 points France World Cup 1989/92
4. 224 points Russia World Cup 2000
5. 204 points France World Championship Series 1975
6. 200 points Greece World Cup 2022
7. 190 points Jamaica World Cup 2022
8. 184 points South Africa World Cup 1995
9. 168 points USA World Cup 2017
10. 156 points Wales World Cup 2017

Individual Records - Tournament

Individual season records also include finals matches.

Most points scored in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 100 points Michael O'Connor (Australia) World Cup 1985/88
2. 76 points Michael Cronin (Australia) World Championship Series 1975
76 points Shaun Johnson (New Zealand) World Cup 2013
3. 74 points Johnathan Thurston (Australia) World Cup 2013
4. 73 points Stephen Crichton (Samoa) World Cup 2022
5. 70 points Mal Meninga (Australia) World Cup 1989/92
70 points Mat Rogers (Australia) World Cup 2000
6. 68 points Thomas Makinson (England) World Cup 2022
68 points Nathan Cleary (Australia) World Cup 2022
7. 62 points Andrew Johns (Australia) World Cup 1995

Most tries scored in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 12 tries Valentine Holmes (Australia) World Cup 2017
12 tries Josh Addo-Carr (Australia) World Cup 2022
2. 10 tries Wendell Sailor (Australia) World Cup 2000
3. 9 tries Lesley Vainikolo (New Zealand) World Cup 2000
9 tries Brett Morris (Australia) World Cup 2013
9 tries Jarryd Hayne (Australia) World Cup 2013
9 tries Suliasi Vunivalu (Fiji) World Cup 2017
9 tries Dominic Young (England) World Cup 2022
4. 8 tries Michael O'Connor (Australia) World Cup 1985/88
8 tries Ryan Hall (England) World Cup 2013
8 tries Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand) World Cup 2013

Most goals scored in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 34 goals Michael O'Connor (Australia) World Cup 1985/88
2. 33 goals Johnathan Thurston (Australia) World Cup 2013
3. 32 goals Michael Cronin (Australia) World Championship Series 1975
32 goals Nathan Cleary (Australia) World Cup 2022
4. 30 goals Shaun Johnson (New Zealand) World Cup 2013
5. 28 goals Stephen Crichton (Samoa) World Cup 2022
6. 27 goals Andrew Johns (Australia) World Cup 1995
27 goals Mat Rogers (Australia) World Cup 2000
7. 26 goals George Fairbairn (England) World Championship Series 1975
26 goals David Watkins (Wales) World Championship Series 1975

Most field goals scored in a tournament

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 3 field goals Billy Smith (Australia) World Cup 1968
3 field goals Eric Simms (Australia) World Cup 1970
3 field goals Don Ladner (New Zealand) World Cup 1970
2. 2 field goals Roger Garrigues (France) World Cup 1968
2 field goals Eric Simms (Australia) World Cup 1968
2 field goals Syd Hynes (Great Britain) World Cup 1970
2 field goals Garry Schofield (Great Britain) Ashes Series 1986
2 field goals Lee Briers (Wales) World Cup 2000

Team Records - Match

Biggest winning margin

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 106 points Australia 04/11/2000 - Australia 110 - Russia 4
2. 90 points England 29/10/2022 - England 94 - Greece 4
3. 84 points Australia 21/10/2022 - Australia 84 - Scotland 0
4. 82 points Tonga 30/10/2022 - Tonga 92 - Cook Islands 10
5. 80 points Australia 10/10/1995 - Australia 86 - South Africa 6
6. 74 points New Zealand 02/11/2000 - New Zealand 84 - Cook Islands 10
7. 72 points England 01/11/2000 - England 76 - Russia 4
8. 68 points New Zealand 04/11/2017 - New Zealand 74 - Scotland 6
=8. 68 points Samoa 23/10/2022 - Samoa 72 - Greece 4
10. 66 points Australia 14/10/1995 - Australia 66 - Fiji 0
=10. 66 points Fiji 05/11/2017 - Fiji 72 - Wales 6

Most points scored in a match

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 110 points Australia 04/11/2000 - Australia 110 - Russia 4
2. 94 points England 29/10/2022 - England 94 - Greece 4
3. 92 points Tonga 30/10/2022 - Tonga 92 - Cook Islands 10
4. 86 points Australia 10/10/1995 - Australia 86 - South Africa 6
5. 84 points New Zealand 02/11/2000 - New Zealand 84 - Cook Islands 10
=5. 84 points Australia 21/10/2022 - Australia 84 - Scotland 0
7. 76 points England 01/11/2000 - England 76 - Russia 4
8. 74 points New Zealand 04/11/2017 - New Zealand 74 - Scotland 6
=8. 74 points Lebanon 30/10/2022 - Lebanon 74 - Jamaica 12
10. 72 points Fiji 05/11/2017 - Fiji 72 - Wales 6
=10. 72 points Samoa 23/10/2022 - Samoa 72 - Greece 4

Most tries scored in a match

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 19 tries Australia 04/11/2000 - Australia 110 - Russia 4
2. 17 tries England 29/10/2022 - England 94 - Greece 4
3. 16 tries Australia 10/10/1995 - Australia 86 - South Africa 6
=3. 16 tries Tonga 30/10/2022 - Tonga 92 - Cook Islands 10
5. 15 tries New Zealand 02/11/2000 - New Zealand 84 - Cook Islands 10
=5. 15 tries Australia 21/10/2022 - Australia 84 - Scotland 0
7. 14 tries Australia 20/07/1988 - Australia 70 - Papua New Guinea 8
=7. 14 tries England 01/11/2000 - England 76 - Russia 4
=7. 14 tries New Zealand 04/11/2017 - New Zealand 74 - Scotland 6
=7. 14 tries Fiji 05/11/2017 - Fiji 72 - Wales 6

Most goals scored in a match

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 17 goals Australia 04/11/2000 - Australia 110 - Russia 4
2. 14 goals Tonga 30/10/2022 - Tonga 92 - Cook Islands 10
3. 13 goals England 29/10/2022 - England 94 - Greece 4
4. 12 goals New Zealand 02/11/2000 - New Zealand 84 - Cook Islands 10
=4. 12 goals Australia 21/10/2022 - Australia 84 - Scotland 0
6. 11 goals Australia 10/10/1995 - Australia 86 - South Africa 6
=6. 11 goals Lebanon 30/10/2022 - Lebanon 74 - Jamaica 12
8. 10 goals Great Britain 04/11/1972 - Great Britain 53 - New Zealand 19
=8. 10 goals England 01/11/2000 - England 76 - Russia 4
=8. 10 goals France 05/11/2000 - France 56 - South Africa 6
=8. 10 goals Australia 23/11/2013 - Australia 64 - Fiji 0
=8. 10 goals Papua New Guinea 12/11/2017 - Papua New Guinea 64 - USA 0
=8. 10 goals England 15/10/2022 - England 60 - Samoa 6
=8. 10 goals Fiji 22/10/2022 - Fiji 60 - Italy 4
=8. 10 goals Samoa 23/10/2022 - Samoa 72 - Greece 4

Most field goals scored in a match

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 3 field goals Australia 08/06/1968 - Australia 37 - France 4
=1. 3 field goals New Zealand 21/10/1970 - Australia 47 - New Zealand 11
3. 2 field goals Australia 01/06/1968 - Australia 31 - New Zealand 12
=3. 2 field goals Australia 24/10/1970 - Great Britain 11 - Australia 4
=3. 2 field goals France 01/11/1970 - France 17 - Australia 15
=3. 2 field goals France 02/03/1975 - France 14 - Wales 7
=3. 2 field goals Wales 15/10/1995 - Wales 22 - Western Samoa 10
=3. 2 field goals Wales 19/11/2000 - Australia 46 - Wales 22

Individual Records - Match

Most points scored in a match

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 46 points Ryan Girdler (Australia) 04/11/2000 - Australia 110 - Russia 4
2. 34 points Mat Rogers (Australia) 01/11/2000 - Australia 66 - Fiji 8
3. 32 points Tasesa Lavea (New Zealand) 02/11/2000 - New Zealand 84 - Cook Islands 10
=3. 32 points Isaiya Katoa (Tonga) 30/10/2022 - Tonga 92 - Cook Islands 10
5. 30 points Michael O'Connor (Australia) 20/07/1988 - Australia 70 - Papua New Guinea 8
=5. 30 points Andrew Johns (Australia) 10/10/1995 - Australia 86 - South Africa 6
=5. 30 points Marc Sneyd (England) 29/10/2022 - England 94 - Greece 4
=5. 30 points Thomas Makinson (England) 05/11/2022 - England 46 - Papua New Guinea 6
9. 28 points Nathan Cleary (Australia) 21/10/2022 - Australia 84 - Scotland 0
10. 26 points John Holmes (Great Britain) 04/11/1972 - Great Britain 53 - New Zealand 19

Most tries scored in a match

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 6 tries Valentine Holmes (Australia) 24/11/2017 - Australia 54 - Fiji 6
2. 5 tries Valentine Holmes (Australia) 17/11/2017 - Australia 46 - Samoa 0
=2. 5 tries Josh Addo-Carr (Australia) 04/11/2022 - Australia 48 - Lebanon 4
=2. 5 tries Thomas Makinson (England) 05/11/2022 - England 46 - Papua New Guinea 6
5. 4 tries Keith Fielding (England) 11/10/1975 - France 2 - England 48
=5. 4 tries Dale Shearer (Australia) 13/12/1986 - France 0 - Australia 52
=5. 4 tries Michael O'Connor (Australia) 20/07/1988 - Australia 70 - Papua New Guinea 8
=5. 4 tries Mat Rogers (Australia) 01/11/2000 - Australia 66 - Fiji 8
=5. 4 tries Wendell Sailor (Australia) 04/11/2000 - Australia 110 - Russia 4
=5. 4 tries Manu Vatuvei (New Zealand) 08/11/2008 - England 24 - New Zealand 36
=5. 4 tries Brett Morris (Australia) 16/11/2013 - Australia 62 - USA 0
=5. 4 tries Jarryd Hayne (Australia) 16/11/2013 - Australia 62 - USA 0
=5. 4 tries Wade Graham (Australia) 03/11/2017 - Australia 52 - France 6
=5. 4 tries Josh Addo-Carr (Australia) 21/10/2022 - Australia 84 - Scotland 0
=5. 4 tries Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (New Zealand) 22/10/2022 - New Zealand 68 - Jamaica 6
=5. 4 tries Dominic Young (England) 29/10/2022 - England 94 - Greece 4
=5. 4 tries Will Penisini (Tonga) 30/10/2022 - Tonga 92 - Cook Islands 10
=5. 4 tries Taylan May (Samoa) 30/10/2022 - Samoa 62 - France 4

Most goals kicked in a match

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 17 goals Ryan Girdler (Australia) 04/11/2000 - Australia 110 - Russia 4
2. 14 goals Isaiya Katoa (Tonga) 30/10/2022 - Tonga 92 - Cook Islands 10
3. 13 goals Marc Sneyd (England) 29/10/2022 - England 94 - Greece 4
4. 12 goals Tasesa Lavea (New Zealand) 02/11/2000 - New Zealand 84 - Cook Islands 10
=4. 12 goals Nathan Cleary (Australia) 21/10/2022 - Australia 84 - Scotland 0
6. 11 goals Andrew Johns (Australia) 10/10/1995 - Australia 86 - South Africa 6
7. 10 goals John Holmes (Great Britain) 04/11/1972 - Great Britain 53 - New Zealand 19
=7. 10 goals Johnathan Thurston (Australia) 23/11/2013 - Australia 64 - Fiji 0
=7. 10 goals Rhyse Martin (Papua New Guinea) 12/11/2017 - Papua New Guinea 64 - USA 0
=7. 10 goals Thomas Makinson (England) 15/10/2022 - England 60 - Samoa 6
=7. 10 goals Stephen Crichton (Samoa) 23/10/2022 - Samoa 72 - Greece 4

Most field goals kicked in a match

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 3 field goals Billy Smith (Australia) 08/06/1968 - Australia 37 - France 4
=1. 3 field goals Don Ladner (New Zealand) 21/10/1970 - Australia 47 - New Zealand 11
3. 2 field goals Eric Simms (Australia) 01/06/1968 - Australia 31 - New Zealand 12
=3. 2 field goals Lee Briers (Wales) 19/11/2000 - Australia 46 - Wales 22

Longest Streaks

Longest undefeated streak

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 18 games Australia 26/10/2013 - Australia 28 - England 20 to 19/11/2022 - Australia 30 - Samoa 10
2. 14 games Australia 10/10/1995 - Australia 86 - South Africa 6 to 16/11/2008 - Australia 52 - Fiji 0
3. 11 games Australia 20/07/1988 - Australia 70 - Papua New Guinea 8 to 24/10/1992 - Great Britain 6 - Australia 10
4. 10 games Australia 01/11/1972 - Australia 9 - New Zealand 5 to 26/10/1975 - France 2 - Australia 41
=4. 10 games England 21/06/1975 - New Zealand 17 - England 17 to 21/10/1995 - England 25 - Wales 10
6. 9 games New Zealand 01/11/2008 - New Zealand 48 - Papua New Guinea 6 to 23/11/2013 - England 18 - New Zealand 20
7. 6 games Great Britain 29/10/1972 - Great Britain 27 - Australia 21 to 12/06/1977 - New Zealand 12 - Great Britain 30
=7. 6 games Tonga 05/11/2013 - Tonga 22 - Cook Islands 16 to 18/11/2017 - Tonga 24 - Lebanon 22
9. 5 games Great Britain 31/10/1954 - Australia 13 - Great Britain 28 to 15/06/1957 - France 5 - Great Britain 23
=9. 5 games Australia 15/06/1957 - Australia 25 - New Zealand 5 to 01/10/1960 - Australia 21 - New Zealand 15
=9. 5 games Australia 25/05/1968 - Australia 25 - Great Britain 10 to 21/10/1970 - Australia 47 - New Zealand 11
=9. 5 games New Zealand 29/10/2000 - New Zealand 64 - Lebanon 0 to 18/11/2000 - England 6 - New Zealand 49
13. 4 games Great Britain 08/06/1968 - Great Britain 38 - New Zealand 14 to 31/10/1970 - Great Britain 27 - New Zealand 17

Longest winning streak

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 18 games Australia 26/10/2013 - Australia 28 - England 20 to 19/11/2022 - Australia 30 - Samoa 10
2. 14 games Australia 10/10/1995 - Australia 86 - South Africa 6 to 16/11/2008 - Australia 52 - Fiji 0
3. 11 games Australia 20/07/1988 - Australia 70 - Papua New Guinea 8 to 24/10/1992 - Great Britain 6 - Australia 10
4. 9 games New Zealand 01/11/2008 - New Zealand 48 - Papua New Guinea 6 to 23/11/2013 - England 18 - New Zealand 20
5. 8 games England 20/09/1975 - Wales 16 - England 22 to 21/10/1995 - England 25 - Wales 10
6. 6 games Tonga 05/11/2013 - Tonga 22 - Cook Islands 16 to 18/11/2017 - Tonga 24 - Lebanon 22
7. 5 games Australia 15/06/1957 - Australia 25 - New Zealand 5 to 01/10/1960 - Australia 21 - New Zealand 15
=7. 5 games Australia 25/05/1968 - Australia 25 - Great Britain 10 to 21/10/1970 - Australia 47 - New Zealand 11
=7. 5 games New Zealand 29/10/2000 - New Zealand 64 - Lebanon 0 to 18/11/2000 - England 6 - New Zealand 49
10. 4 games Great Britain 08/06/1968 - Great Britain 38 - New Zealand 14 to 31/10/1970 - Great Britain 27 - New Zealand 17

Longest unsuccessful streak

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 16 games Papua New Guinea 04/10/1986 - Papua New Guinea 12 - Australia 62 to 13/10/1995 - New Zealand 22 - Papua New Guinea 6
2. 14 games France 16/03/1975 - England 20 - France 2 to 24/01/1987 - Great Britain 52 - France 4
3. 10 games Wales 19/11/2000 - Australia 46 - Wales 22 to 31/10/2022 - Papua New Guinea 36 - Wales 0
4. 7 games Papua New Guinea 12/11/2000 - Wales 22 - Papua New Guinea 8 to 08/11/2013 - New Zealand 56 - Papua New Guinea 10
=4. 7 games Scotland 15/11/2013 - New Zealand 40 - Scotland 4 to 29/10/2022 - Fiji 30 - Scotland 14
6. 6 games New Zealand 27/09/1975 - New Zealand 8 - Australia 24 to 12/06/1977 - New Zealand 12 - Great Britain 30
=6. 6 games South Africa 08/10/1995 - Fiji 52 - South Africa 6 to 05/11/2000 - France 56 - South Africa 6
=6. 6 games France 01/11/2013 - New Zealand 48 - France 0 to 12/11/2017 - England 36 - France 6
=6. 6 games Samoa 17/11/2013 - Samoa 4 - Fiji 22 to 15/10/2022 - England 60 - Samoa 6
10. 5 games New Zealand 30/10/1954 - France 22 - New Zealand 13 to 17/06/1957 - France 14 - New Zealand 10

Longest losing streak

Rank Amount Holder When
1. 14 games Papua New Guinea 04/10/1986 - Papua New Guinea 12 - Australia 62 to 15/07/1992 - Australia 36 - Papua New Guinea 14
2. 10 games Wales 19/11/2000 - Australia 46 - Wales 22 to 31/10/2022 - Papua New Guinea 36 - Wales 0
3. 7 games Papua New Guinea 12/11/2000 - Wales 22 - Papua New Guinea 8 to 08/11/2013 - New Zealand 56 - Papua New Guinea 10
4. 6 games France 26/10/1975 - France 2 - Australia 41 to 07/12/1985 - New Zealand 22 - France 0
=4. 6 games South Africa 08/10/1995 - Fiji 52 - South Africa 6 to 05/11/2000 - France 56 - South Africa 6
=4. 6 games France 01/11/2013 - New Zealand 48 - France 0 to 12/11/2017 - England 36 - France 6
7. 5 games New Zealand 30/10/1954 - France 22 - New Zealand 13 to 17/06/1957 - France 14 - New Zealand 10
=7. 5 games New Zealand 31/10/1970 - Great Britain 27 - New Zealand 17 to 01/06/1975 - Australia 36 - New Zealand 8
=7. 5 games France 03/12/1989 - France 0 - New Zealand 34 to 23/06/1991 - New Zealand 32 - France 10
=7. 5 games USA 07/11/2013 - Scotland 22 - USA 8 to 12/11/2017 - Papua New Guinea 64 - USA 0
11. 4 games France 22/06/1957 - Australia 26 - France 9 to 08/10/1960 - New Zealand 9 - France 0