5 Biggest Winning Margins at the Rugby World Cup (1987 – 2019)
Biggest winning margins at the Rugby World Cup – The Rugby World Cup is an international rugby union tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member countries of the International Rugby Board (IRB). Since the inaugural tournament in 1987, there have been several matches with lopsided scorelines, resulting in some of the biggest winning margins in the history of the competition. In this article, we will take a look at the top five biggest winning margins at the Rugby World Cup.
RWC Biggest winning margins: What is the biggest winning margin in the rugby world cup record books?
The biggest winning margin at the Rugby World Cup was 142 points, achieved by Australia when they defeated Namibia 142-0 in October 2003. The second biggest winning margin was 128 points, achieved by New Zealand when they defeated Japan 145-17 in June 1995. The third biggest winning margin was 98 points, achieved by New Zealand when they defeated Italy 101-3 in October 1999. The fourth biggest winning margin was 95 points, achieved by New Zealand when they defeated Portugal 108-13 in September 2007. The fifth biggest winning margin was England’s 98-point victory over Uruguay in November 2003, when they won 111-13.
|142||Australia||Namibia||142–0||24 October 2003|
|128||New Zealand||Japan||145–17||4 June 1995|
|98||New Zealand||Italy||101–3||14 October 1999|
|98||England||Uruguay||111–13||2 November 2003|
|95||New Zealand||Portugal||108–13||15 September 2007|
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