There are at least six major records that could be broken at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in addition to the usual most points scored in a tournament, etc…

1.Oldest player to appear in a final

Brad Thorn currently holds the record at 36 years of age, but could be beaten by some margin if 38 year old Victor Matfield makes it to the final, let alone wins it.

2.Most World Cup conversions

Dan Carter is just four behind Gavin Hastings, so barring injury this record could very easily be matched in the first All Blacks game of the tournament.

3.Most World Cup tries

Bryan Habana is currently five tries behind Jonah Lomu’s haul of 15, but the Springbok winger could claim the crown if the Springboks put together a decent run.


4.Most World Cup games without a loss

All Blacks centre’s Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith have put together a string of nine consecutive games without a loss at World Cups, just two behind Frans Steyn.

5.Most World Cup games

Jason Leonard holds the record with 22 World Cup games, however All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is hot on his heels with 16 to his name.

6.Most World Cup game wins

McCaw is also in line for another record needing just two wins to equal George Gregan’s total of 16 World Cup game wins.