Rugby World Cup 2015: The pool stage in numbers

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Forty of the forty-eight matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup have been completed with the pool stage now over.

We take a look at a selection of Opta statistics relating to the action that has taken place so far.


The number of tackles made by Scotland lock Richie Gray - the most by any player yet to miss one. Richie's younger brother Jonny has only missed two of 51 tackles so far.


Fly-halves Dan Biggar (Wales), Owen Farrell (England) and Bernard Foley (Australia) all landed 15 place kicks in succession during the pool stage, before each missing a 16th attempt.


In addition to scoring in each of his four appearances, DTH van der Merwe has carried the ball for 389 metres, more than any other player.


 England may have been knocked out, but Anthony Watson has made at least three more breaks than any other player.


Australian back row David Pocock unsurprisingly leads the way when it comes to turnovers, having made 10 thus far.


Bryan Habana and Julian Savea are the tournament's top try-scorers with five apiece, while the former's team-mate Fourie du Preez tops the assist table with six.


Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw boasts more points than any other player, a total of 60 putting him two clear of impressive Japan full-back Ayumu Goromaru.


The United States' opening try against Japan on Sunday, scored by Takudzwa Ngwenya, came after 22 phases of play - the most phases in the lead-up to a try at the World Cup so far.