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The leading points and try-scorers of 2013

John Griffiths December 31, 2013
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Who were the leading points and try-scorers (Tier One Tests) for this calendar year? - Mike Stone, England

The top ten points scorers in Tier One Tests in 2013
Points Tests Name
173 12 Leigh Halfpenny (Wales & Lions)
150 12 Morné Steyn (South Africa)
125 11 Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)
124 13 Christian Leali'ifano (Australia)
107 9 Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
86 8 Owen Farrell (England & Lions)
64 9 Nicholas Sanchez (Argentina)
57 6 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
56 12 Quade Cooper (Australia)
55 14 Ben Smith (New Zealand)

The leading try-scorers
Tries Tests Name
11 14 Ben Smith (New Zealand)
10 15 Israel Folau (Australia)
7 11 Julian Savea (New Zealand)
6 12 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
6 12 George North (Wales & Lions)
6 13 Kieran Read (New Zealand)
5 10 Sam Cane (New Zealand)
5 17 Alex Cuthbert (Wales & Lions)
5 12 Jean de Villiers (South Africa)

The all-time Tier One calendar-year records were set by Neil Jenkins (263 points for Wales in 14 Tests in 1999) and Joe Rokocoko (17 tries in a dozen Tests for New Zealand in 2003.

John Griffiths is a widely respected rugby historian and is the author of several sports books, a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and co-author of the IRB International Rugby Yearbook. He has provided insight for Scrum.com since 1999.

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John Griffiths is a widely respected rugby historian and is the author of several sports books, a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and co-author of the IRB International Rugby Yearbook. He has provided insight for Scrum.com since 1999.
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