• Brilliant Bryan now joint top-scorer

    SARugbymag.co.za looks at the players who have topped the stats in five key areas of the game in the World Cup so far.

    TRY-SCORERS

    5: Bryan Habana (South Africa)
    5: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    4: JP Pietersen (South Africa)
    4: DTH van der Merwe (Canada)
    4: Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)
    4: Gareth Davies (Wales)

    POINT-SCORERS

    60: Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)
    58: Ayumu Goromaru (Japan)
    56: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    51: Nicolas Sánchez (Argentina)
    46: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    44: Tommy Allan (Italy)
    43: Owen Farrell (England)
    42: Dan Biggar (Wales)

    METRES RUN 

    389: DTH van der Merwe (Canada)
    351: Telusa Veainu (Tonga)
    331: Mike Brown (England)
    309: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    277: Tim Nanai-Williams (Samoa)
    271: Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)
    269: Scott Spedding (France)
    260: Vunga Lilo (Tonga)

    OFFLOADS

    10: Leone Nakarawa (Fiji)
    8: Asaeli Tikoirotuma (Fiji)
    8: Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)
    7: Sonny Bill Wiliams (New Zealand)
    6: Tamaz Mchedlidze (Georgia)
    6: Schalk Burger (South Africa)
    6: Fumiaki Tanaka (Japan)
    6: Fercunda Isa (Argentina)
    6: Kahn Fotuali'i (Samoa)
    6: Gaston Mieres (Uruguay)

    TACKLES

    53: Santiago Vilaseca (Uruguay)
    51: Francesco Minto (Italy)
    51: Michael Leitch (Japan)
    50: Lood de Jager (South Africa)
    50: Torsten van Jaarsveld (Namibia)
    49: Luke Thompson (Japan)
    49: Jonny Gray (Scotland)
    45: Richie Gray (Scotland)
    45: Thierry Dusautoir (France)
    45: Michael Broadhurst (Japan)
    43: Chris Robshaw (England)

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    Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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    Mariette Adams