South Africa won the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Discover the players who won individual distinctions during this competition, with two Frenchmen.
South Africa won the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. The Springboks defeated the All Blacks in the final (12-11) . At the end of two months of competition, it is time to discover the individual results. Best scorer, best director or even best passer and best tackler: here are the Top players of the World Cup .
Top scorer: Will Jordan (New Zealand)
New Zealander Will Jordan wins the title of top scorer of the 2023 World Cup, with 8 tries. He equals the record for the number of tries in a World Cup, co-held until now by Jonah Loma (1999), Bryan Habana (2007) and Julian Savea (2015).
Frenchman Damian Penaud finished second in this ranking, with 6 tries.
Top Scorers of the 2023 World Cup
- Will Jordan (NZ): 8 tries
- Damian Penaud (FRA): 6
- Bundee Aki (IRL): 5
- Henry Arundell (ENG): 5
- Leicester Fainga’anuku (NZ): 5
- Damian McKenzie (NZ): 5
- Louis Rees-Zammit (GAL): 5
- Darcy Graham (ECO): 5
Best Director: Owen Farrell (England)
English fly-half Owen Farrell finishes best director of the 2023 World Cup, with 75 points scored during the competition. Number 10 won this distinction during the bronze final, and dethroned Frenchman Thomas Ramos by a small length.
Best Directors of the 2023 World Cup
- Owen Farrell (ENG): 75 points
- Thomas Ramos (FRA): 74
- Emiliano Boffelli (ARG): 67
- Johnny Sexton (IRL): 58
- Richie Mo’unga (NZ): 56
Best tackler: Marcos Kremer (Argentina)
Argentine third row Marcos Kremer is the best tackler of this 2023 World Cup, with 92 tackles made. He is well ahead of his pursuers.
Best tacklers of the 2023 World Cup
- Marcos Kremer (ARG): 92 tackles
- Ben Earl (ANG): 80
- Franco Mostert (AFS): 73
- Sione Talitui (TON): 67
- Pieter-Steph Du Toit (AFS): 66
Best crosser: Damian Penaud (France)
French XV winger Damian Penaud is the best crosser of the 2023 World Cup, with a total of 13 crossings made, just ahead of New Zealander Will Jordan (12). The other French winger Louis Bielle-Biarrey (10) completes the podium.
Best Crossers of the 2023 World Cup
- Damian Penaud (FRA): 13 crossings
- Will Jordan (NZ): 12
- Louis Bielle-Biarrey (FRA): 10
- Bundee Aki (IRL): 10
- Darcy Graham (ECO): 9
Best attackers: Bundee Aki (Ireland) and Ardie Savea (New Zealand)
Irish center Bundee Aki is the best striker at this 2023 World Cup, with an impressive total of 81 carries with the ball in hand, tied with New Zealand flanker Ardie Savea, who has two games more.
Best strikers of the 2023 World Cup
- Bundee Aki (IRL): 81 runs
- Ardie Savea (NZ): 81
- Beauden Barrett (NZ): 73
- Juan Cruz Mallia (ARG): 67
- Ben Earl (ENG): 64
Best passers after contact: Salesi Piutau (Tonga) and Antoine Dupont (France)
Tonga fullback Salesi Piutau and France XV scrum-half Antoine Dupont are the best passers after contact at the 2023 World Cup, with 10 offloads made during the competition.
Best post-contact passers of the 2023 World Cup
- Salesi Piuta (TON): 10 offloads
- Antoine Dupont (FRA): 10
- Duncan Paia’aua (SAM): 8
- Ardie Savea (NZ): 8
- Juan Cruz Mallia (ARG): 8
- Montanna Ioane (ITA): 8
All statistics for the 2023 Rugby World Cup are available on the competition’s official website .