The Rugby World Cup 2019 concluded with South Africa taking the trophy home for the third time after beating England 32-12 in the final. Japan hosted this edition of the World Cup and the Cherry Blossoms had an impressive run to the quarter-finals. The Springboks pulled off a victory by a margin of 20 points, which is the biggest since Australia beat France 35-12 back in 1999. South Africa's three titles have come between 12 year gaps. The Boks first won in 1995 and then in 2007.
Handre Pollard was the star of the evening as he put 22 points on the board and ended up being the top points scorer in the tournament with 69 points. England's Owen Farrell came in second with 58 points.
Josh Adams finished the tournament as the top try scorer despite Wales' elimination at the hands of South Africa in the semi-finals and the loss to New Zealand in the Bronze final. He pocketed seven tries throughout the tournament. Springboks' Makazole Mapimpi follows him with six tries.
Here's the list of the top five points scorers and try scorers from the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Top five points scorers of Rugby World Cup 2019
Handre Pollard tops the list as the fly-half scored more than half of South Africa's points on their way to lifting the trophy for the third time. Pollard kicked 16 penalties, nine conversions, and one drop goal to reach his tally.
#1 Handre Pollard (South Africa): 69 points
#2 Owen Farrell (England): 58 points
#3 Richie Mo'unga (New Zealand): 54 points
#4 Yu Tamura (Japan): 51 points
#5 Dan Biggar (Wales): 41 points
Top five try scorers of Rugby World Cup 2019
Josh Adams, with seven tries, broke Shane Williams' record of the most number of tries scored by Welshman that was set in 2007. The top try scorers are:
#1 Josh Adams (Wales): Seven tries
#2 Makazole Mapimpi (South Africa): Six tries
#3 Kotaro Matsushima (Japan): Five tries
#4 Ben Smith (New Zealand): Four tries
#5 Julian Montoya (Argentina): Four tries