Rugby World Cup 2015: Pool A, by the numbers

A quick look at Pool A in the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015.

  • Australia is the most experienced side with an average of 41 test matches per player and a combined team total of 1,263 international matches.
  • Fiji is the most inexperienced side with an average of 20 international test matches per player and a combined total of 621 international matches.
  • Wales’ Gethen Jenkins has played in the most test matches (121) spanning a 13 year international career
  • Uruguay has a combined team total of 29 yellow cards. Juan Manuel Gaminara of Uruguay has the dubious distinction of holding the most yellow cards in Pool A with four in only 23 international matches.
  • England has the least number of yellow cards in Pool A with 14.
  • Australia has the most red cards (2) coming into Rugby World Cup 2015
  • Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper has scored the most tries in the pool (33) in 108
    RWC2015 Wallabies Ashley-Cooper

    Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper

    international matches.

  • Australia’s Matt Giteau has scored the most points among Pool A opponents with a whopping 693 points spanning a 13 year international career for the Wallabies.
  • England, Uruguay and Wales are in a three-way tie for the youngest side in the pool with an average player age of 26 years.
  • Fiji has the oldest side with an average player age of 28 years.
  • Hallam Amos of Wales is the youngest player in Pool A at age 20 years.
  • Fiji’s Sunia Koto and Uruguay’s Oscar Duran are the senior statesmen of the pool at 35 years of age.
  • Alejo Duran of Uruguay is the shortest guy in the pool measuring in at 5’6″.
  • Luke Charteris of Wales is the tallest player in the pool at 6’8″.
  • Fiji's Sunia Koto

    Fiji’s Sunia Koto

    Australia’s 6’7″ giant Will Skelton tips the scales at 309 lbs making him the heaviest in the pool while Fiji’s Henry Seniloli is the lightest weighing in at a slight 154 lbs.

  • Australia and Wales are the tallest teams with an average height of 6’3″ in the forward pack and 6’1″ in the backs.
  • Uruguay is the shortest in the pool with an average height of 6’0″ in the forwards and 5’9″ in the backs.
  • Wales has the heaviest team with an average weight of 253 lbs in the forwards and 211 lbs in the backs.
  • Uruguay wins the award for the lightest team in the pool with an average weight of 227 lbs in the forwards and a 190 lbs average in the backs.
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