World Cup database: The long, the short and the tall among the 16 nations

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HEAVIEST FORWARD SQUADS BY AVERAGE WEIGHT

1 Australia 17st 5lb

2 South Africa 17st 4lb

3 Tonga 16st 13lb

4 New Zealand 16st 11lb

5= England 16st 10lb

5= France 16st 10lb

7 Western Samoa 16st 9lb

8= Ireland 16st 6lb

8= Ivory Coast 16st 6lb

10 Wales 16st 5lb

11 Scotland 16st 4lb

12 Argentina 16st 3lb

13 Canada 16st 2lb

14= Italy 16st 1lb

14= Romania 16st 1lb

16 Japan 15st 12lb

HEAVIEST PLAYERS

1 Richard West (Eng) 20st 9lb

2 Peter Fatialofa (W Sam)

19st 12lb

3= 'Etuni Talakai (Ton) 19st 10lb

3= Jean-Pascal Ezoua(Iv C)

19st 10lb

3= Kobus Wiese (SA) 19st 10lb

3= Olivier Merle (Fr) 19st 10lb

7 Falamani Mafi (Ton) 19st 8lb

8 Warwick Waugh (Aus) 19st 5lb

9 Olivier Brouzet (Fr) 19st 1lb

10 George Latu (W Sam) 18st 13lb

LIGHTEST PLAYERS

1 Frederic Dupont (Iv C) 10st 10lb

2 Masami Horikoshi (Japan)

10st 12lb

3= Justin Thomas (Wal) 11st

3= Felix Dago (Iv C) 11st

3= Thierry Kouame (Iv C) 11st

6= Yoshihito Yoshida (Japan)

11st 3lb

6= Yoshiji Hirose (Japan) 11st 3lb

6= Aboubacar Soulama (Iv C)

11st 3lb

6= Victor Kouassi (Iv C) 11st 3lb

10= Martin Teran (Arg) 11st 5lb

10=Radu Fugici (Rom) 11st 5lb

10=Diego Dominguez (Ita) 11st 5lb

SHORTEST PLAYERS

1 Masami Horikoshi (Japan) 5'2"

2 Vaapuu Vitale (W Sam) 5'3"

3= Victor Kouassi (Iv C) 5'51/2"

3= Nafe Tufui (Ton) 5'51/2"

5= Felix Dago (Iv C) 5'6"

5= Yoshiji Hirose (Japan) 5'6"

5= Elisi Vunipola (Ton) 5'6"

5= Kevin McKenzie (Sco) 5'6"

9 Thierry Kouame (Iv C) 5'61/2"

10= Frederic Dupont (Iv C) 5'7"

10= Yoshihito Yoshida (Japan) 5'7"

10= Martin Teran (Arg) 5'7"

10= Peter Slattery (Aus) 5'7"

10= Katsuhiro Matsuo (Japan)

5'7"

10= Fernando Del Castillo (Arg)

5'7"

10= Mario Gerosa (It) 5'7"

10= Tu Nu'ualiitia (W Sam) 5'7"

TALLEST PLAYERS

1 Richard West (Eng) 7'

2 Martin Bayfield (Eng) 6'11"

3 Derwyn Jones (Wal) 6'10"

4= Olivier Brouzet (Fr) 6'81/2"

4= Martin Johnson (England) 6'81/2"

6= Warwick Waugh (Aus) 6'8"

6= Mark Giacheri (It) 6'8"

8= Greg Prosser (Wal) 6'7"

8= Tim Rodber (Eng) 6'7"

10= German Llanes (Arg) 6'61/2"

10= Olivier Roumat (Fr) 6'61/2"

10= John Eales (Aus) 6'61/2"

10= Krynsuw Otto (SA) 6'61/2"

10= Hannes Strydom (SA) 6'61/2"

10= Mark Andrew (SA) 6'61/2"

10= Troy Coker (Aus) 6'61/2"

10= Constantin Cojocariu (Rom)

6'61/2"

PLAYERS WHO HAVE SCORED

MOST INTERNATIONAL POINTS

1 Michael Lynagh (Aus) 821

2 Gavin Hastings (Sco) 563

3 Neil Jenkins (Wal) 358

4 Rob Andrew (Eng) 317

5 Luigi Troiani (It) 296

PLAYERS WHO HAVE SCORED

MOST INTERNATIONAL TRIES

1 David Campese (Aus 60

2 Rory Underwood (Eng) 42

3 Philippe Sella (Fr) 30

4 Marcello Cuttitta (It) 25

5 Ieuan Evans (Wal) 21

OLDEST PLAYERS

(at start of World Cup)

1 Gordon MacKinnon(Can)

36 yrs 271 days

2 Peter Fatialofa (W Sam)

36 yrs 29 days

3 Marc Cecillon (Fr)

35 yrs 299 days

4 Graham Dawe (Eng)

35 yrs 263 days

5 David Tweed (Irl)

35 yrs 193 days

YOUNGEST PLAYERS

1 Esera Puleitu (W Sam)

19 yrs 195 days

2 Joe Roff (Aus)

19 yrs 247 days

3 Jonah Lomu (NZ)

20 yrs 13 days

4 Georgo Leaupepe (W Sam)

20 yrs 28 days

5 Francesco Mazzariol (It)

20 yrs 85 days

FIVE-MATCH FORM GUIDE

Argentina

23 April ACT Canberra 33 Arg'tina 16

25 April Queensland A 24 Arg'tina 34

30 April Australia 53 Argentina 7

3 May NSW B 42 Argentina 16

6 May Australia 30 Argentina 13

Australia

18 June 1994 Australia 23 Italy 20

25 June Australia 20 Italy 7

17 August Australia 20 NZ 16

30 April 1995 Australia 53 Arg'tina 7

6 May Australia 30 Argentina 13

Canada

8 April Fiji 10 Canada 22

13 April S'th Islands (NZ) 19 C'da 18

15 April NZ XV 38 Canada 17

18 April N'th Islands (NZ) 35 C'da 40

22 April New Zealand 73 Canada 7

England

10 Dec 1994 England 60 Canada 19

21 Jan 1995 Ireland 8 England 20

4 February England 31 France 10

18 February Wales 9 England 23

18 March England 24 Scotland 12

France

21 January France 21 Wales 9

4 February England 31 France 10

18 February France 21 Scotland 23

4 March Ireland 7 France 25

8 April Romania 16 France 24

Ireland

21 January Ireland 8 England 20

4 February Scotland 26 Ireland 13

4 March Ireland 7 France 25

18 March Wales 12 Ireland 16

6 May Italy 22 Ireland 12

Italy

12 October 1994 Wales 29 Italy 19

22 April 1995 Narbonne 32 Italy 44

25 April Montpellier 16 Italy 66

29 April Colomiers 27 Italy 22

6 May Italy 22 Ireland 12

Ivory Coast

21 March W Transvaal 67 Iv Coast 10

22 April Angouleme 15 Iv Coast 29

24 April La Teste 3 Ivory Coast 27

6 May Colomiers 50 Ivory Coast 21

10 May Narbonne 40 Ivory Coast 22

Japan

26 Oct 1994 Japan 97 Malaysia 9

29 October Japan 26 S Korea 11

11 February 1995 Tonga 47 Japan 16

19 February Tonga 25 Japan 16

3 May Japan 34 Romania 21

New Zealand

9 July 1994 NZ 22 South Africa 14

23 July NZ 13 South Africa 9

6 August NZ 18 South Africa 18

17 August Australia 20 NZ 16

22 April 1995 NZ 73 Canada 7

Romania

1 October 1994 Italy 24 Romania 6

12 Nov England 54 Romania 3

9 April 1995 Romania 16 France 24

23 April Scotland 46 Romania 19

3 May Japan 34 Romania 21

Scotland

18 February France 21 Scotland 23

4 March Scotland 26 Wales 13

18 March England 24 Scotland 12

23 April Scotland 46 Romania 19

6 May Spain 7 Scotland 62

South Africa

8 Oct 1994 S Africa 42 Argentina 22

15 Oct South Africa 46 Argentina 26

19 Nov Scotland 10 South Africa 34

26 Nov Wales 12 South Africa 20

13 April 1995 SA 60 W Samoa 8

Tonga

19 February Tonga 25 Japan 16

11 March Orange Free S 15 Tonga 12

17 March Queensland 32 Tonga 20

26 March Canterbury 75 Tonga 5

30 March Auckland 37 Tonga 25

Wales

26 Nov 1994 Wales 12 S Africa 20

21 Jan 1995 France 21 Wales 9

4 March Scotland 26 Wales 13

18 February Wales 9 England 23

18 March Wales 12 Ireland 16

Western Samoa

25 June 1994 W Samoa 34 Wales 9

2 July Fiji 20 Western Samoa 13

6 Aug Australia 73 Western Samoa 3

4 April 1995 N T'vaal 23 W Samoa 13

13 April S Africa 60 W Samoa 8

LATEST ODDS

Australia 13/8

New Zealand 100/30

South Africa 7/2

England 9/2

France 7/1

Scotland 28/1

Western Samoa 80/1

Wales 100/1

Ireland 100/1

Italy 200/1

Argentina 300/1

Canada 300/1

Tonga 500/1

Romania 1000/1

Japan 1500/1

Ivory Coast 3000/1

Odds supplied by Ladbrokes

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