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The Year in Numbers

Posted On: 10 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Planet Rugby

With help from stattos beavering away in various dark, cobweb-ridden, subterranean data storage rooms around the globe, Planet Rugby looks back at the best - and worst - of 2019 expressed in numerical form.
69 - The number of points amassed by the 2019 Rugby World Cup's leading scorer, Springboks fly-half Handre Pollard.
21 - Number of players who have won the Rugby World Cup twice. Springbok Frans Steyn became only the second South African to achieve that feat, after the Boks lifted the Webb Ellis trophy in Japan, along with 14 New Zealanders and five Australians.
3 - The number of European Champions Cup titles won by Saracens after they beat Leinster in the 2019 final at St James' Park in Newcastle.
5 - World Rugby's Sevens Series champions Fiji continued their love affair with the Hong Kong Sevens as they were crowned champions at that tournament again for the fifth consecutive year.
6 - Is the number of weeks France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina was suspended for by the World Rugby judiciary after he...

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