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Who Will Be Top Try Scorer At The Rugby World Cup?
The 2019 Rugby World Cup is in full swing and still only in the group stages, but already we have seen a boatload of tries. And you will be surprised to see that hookers are leading the charge in the try charts at the moment. However, with the rising trend of tries from kicks in this competition, expect the wings to start roaring up the try-scoring table as the competition progresses.
So bearing this in mind, this piece will provide the updated standings to make sure you know who sits atop the leaderboard.
Argentina hooker Julian Montoya sits at the top right now thanks to a hat-trick against Tonga and a score against France and he is joined by Kotaro Matsushima.
5 – Josh Adams (Wales), Kotaro Matsushima (Japan)
4 – Julian Montoya (Argentina), Kenki Fukuoka (Japan)
3 – Bongi Mbonambi, Makazole Mapimpi, Cobus Reinach (all South Africa), Dane Haylett Petty (Australia), George Horne (Scotland), Andrew Conway (Ireland), Telusa Veainiu (Tonga), Luke Cowan-Dickie (England)
2 – Brad Weber, Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, Scott Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Ben Smith (all New Zealand), Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am (both South Africa), Api Ratuniyarawa, Nikola Matawalu, Semi Radradra (all Fiji), Garry Ringrose, Rob Kearney (all Ireland), Tolu Latu, Tevita Kuridrani, Michael Hooper (all Australia), Joe Cokanasiga, George Ford, Manu Tuilagi (all England), Ed Fidow, Alapati Leiua (both Samoa), Matteo Minozzi, Mattia Bellini (both Italy), Levan Chilachava (Georgia), Manuel Diana (Uruguay), Gael Fickou, Alivereti Raka (both France), Scott Hastings (Scotland), Alexander Todua (Georgia), Blaine Scully (USA)
There are a whole plethora of names who have scored one try during the tournament so far. Instead of naming them all we have just provided the top dogs above.
Previous Top Try Scorers At The Rugby World Cup
1987 – Craig Green and John Kirwan (New Zealand) – 6 tries
1995 – Jonah Lomu and Marc Ellis (New Zealand) – 7 tries
1999 – Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) – 8 tries
2003 – Doug Howlett and Mils Muliana (New Zealand) – 7 tries
2007 – Bryan Habana (South Africa) – 8 tries
2015 – Julian Savea (New Zealand) – 8 tries
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