SA beat England to win Rugby World Cup: Records brokenLast updated on Nov 02, 2019, 07:06 pm
South Africa came up with a dominating performance to tame former champions England in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup at the International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday.
South Africa won the final 32-12.
A number of records were scripted, as this edition of the World Cup lived upto the hype and expectations.
Here, we look at the records broken in this edition.
Sergio Parisse is Italy's most reliable Rugby World Cup man
Featuring in multiple World Cups is an honor in any sport.
As for the same, a new record was scripted in this Rugby World Cup, as Italy's Sergio Parisse featured for the record fifth time in the tournament over the years.
In the process, he equaled the record of former compatriot Mauro Bergamasco and Brian Lima of Samoa.
Dirtiest World Cup
The dirtiest World Cup ever
Receiving a booking, be it red or yellow, is never a good feeling for any player, or the team itself.
On the same note, this edition of the World Cup can be officially dubbed as the dirtiest, as a total of eight red cards were issued during the tournament.
It surpassed the previous record of four cards, which were given in 1995 and 1999.
An unwanted appearance record for the Namibian
While playing the most number of matches in the World Cup is an honor, it is not the same if most matches the team ends up losing.
In the same light, Namibia's Eugene Jantjies scripted the record of most appearances in the World Cup in a losing cause (14) from 2007 to 2019.
Namibia lost three matches and scripted a draw in this edition.
Group stage kings
Ruthless Kiwis keep winning in group stages
Although defending champions New Zealand were ousted by runners-up England in the semis of this edition, they maintained their flawless record in the group stage.
In all the editions of the World Cup so far, the Kiwis have never lost in the group stage.
They have won all their 28 matches, to date, in the group stage.
An Italian termed The Defense Breaker
Breaking a defense is an honorable skill for any player, and doing so on multiple occasions is even commendable.
As for the same, Italy's Jake Polledri scripted the unique record of going past 14 defenders in a single game, a record for any forward since the tournament began in 1987.
He scripted the feat against Canada, during their Pool B clash in Fukuoka.
Australia's Adam Ashley-Cooper scripts a unique among oldest players