Manu Vatuvei about to score the first of his three tries in the Kiwis 42-24 victory over Toa Samoa at the Rugby League World Cup. The hat-trick lifted the Vodafone Warriors wingers 2013 tally to 19 tries in 20 games and his Kiwi career record to 16 in 21 Tests. Photo: Photosport


Check out the key stats after five games in a memorable first three days of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.


October 26

Kangaroos v England

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff


Kangaroos 28 (Johnathan Thurston, Greg Bird, Billy Slater, Brett Morris, Darius Boyd tries; Johnathan Thurston 3 conversions, penalty).

England 20 (Ryan Hall, Leroy Cudjoe, George Burgess, Josh Charnley tries; Kevin Sinfield 2 conversions).

Halftime: 18-10 Kangaroos.

Referee: Henry Perenara (New Zealand).

Man of the Match: Johnathan Thurston (Kangaroos).

Crowd: 45,052.


MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


Key team stats:

Completions: Kangaroos 37/46, England 26/36

Metres gained: Kangaroos 1362, England 1033

Line breaks: Kangaroos 5, England 2

Tackles: Kangaroos 256, England 337

Missed tackles: Kangaroos 21, England 29

Off loads: Kangaroos 12, England 6

Errors: Kangaroos 10, England 13

Penalties: Kangaroos 12, England 7


Key individual stats:

Most runs:

Kangaroos Paul Gallen 18, James Tamou 16, Brett Morris 15

England George Burgess 15, Chris Hill 14, Brett Ferres 12, Sam Burgess 12

Most metres:

Kangaroos Brett Morris 178, Billy Slater 121, Paul Gallen 119

England Chris Hill 110, George Burgess 106, Josh Charnley 88

Tackle breaks:

Kangaroos Brett Morris 6, Billy Slater 5, Paul Gallen 4

England Ryan Hall 4, Chris Hill 4, George Burgess 4

Most tackles:

Kangaroos Paul Gallen 33, Cameron Smith 29, James Tamou 22

England Kevin Sinfield 34, Brett Ferres 33, Sam Burgess 32


October 26

Wales v Italy

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff


Wales 16 (Ben Evans, Rhodri Lloyd, Elliot Kear tries; Lloyd White 2 conversions).

Italy 32 (Aidan Guerra 2, Josh Mantellato, James Tedesco, Chris Centrone, Mark Minichiello tries; Josh Mantellato 3 conversions, penalty).

Halftime: 14-12 Italy.

Referee: Ashley Klein (Australia).

Man of the Match: Josh Mantellato (Italy).

Crowd: 45,052.


MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


Key team stats:

Completions: Wales 25/32, Italy 33/40

Metres gained: Wales 936, Italy 1267

Line breaks: Wales 1, Italy 9

Tackles: Wales 375, Italy 306

Missed tackles: Wales 26, Italy 18

Off loads: Wales 7, Italy 12

Errors: Wales 8, Italy 9

Penalties: Wales 4, Italy 10


Key individual stats:

Most runs:

Wales Elliot Kear 15, Rhys Williams 13, Craig Kopzcak 12

Italy Anthony Laffranchi 17, Paul Vaughan 16, Mark Minichiello 16

Most metres:

Wales Elliot Kear 95, Craig Kopzcak 92, Rhys Evans 91

Italy Paul Vaughan 141, Anthony Laffranchi 124, Aidan Guerra 121

Tackle breaks:

Wales Rhys Evans 4, Elliot Kear 3, Jordan James 2

Italy Aidan Guerra 11, Paul Vaughan 3, Mark Minichiello 3, Chris Centrone 3

Most tackles:

Wales Ben Evans 47, Neil Budworth 42, Larne Patrick 40

Italy Cameron Ciraldo 33, Mark Minichiello 31, Brenden Santi 30


October 27

Papua New Guinea v France

MS3 Craven Park, Hull


Papua New Guinea 8 (Nene McDonald, Josiah Abavu tries).

France 9 (Thomas Bosc try, conversion, penalty; William Barthau field goal).

Halftime: 6-4 France.

Referee: Ben Cummins (Australia).

Man of the Match: William Bathau (France).

Crowd: 7481.


MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


Key team stats:

Completions: Papua New Guinea 28/42, France 30/41

Metres gained: Papua New Guinea 1369, France 1178

Line breaks: Papua New Guinea 2, France 2

Tackles: Papua New Guinea 336, France 378

Missed tackles: Papua New Guinea 24, France 19

Off loads: Papua New Guinea 6, France 7

Errors: Papua New Guinea 16, France 14

Penalties: Papua New Guinea 8, France 7


Key individual stats:

Most runs:

Papua New Guinea Jessie Joe Nandye 21, David Mead 17, Israel Eliab 16

France Frederic Vaccari 15, Jamal Fakir 15, Jean-Philippe Baile 14

Most metres:

Papua New Guinea David Mead 229, Jessie Joe Nandye 163, Nene Donald 146

France Jamal Fakir 136, Frederic Vaccari 112, Vincent Duport 106

Tackle breaks:

Papua New Guinea David Mead 3, Jason Chan 3

France Morgan Escare 3, Clint Greenshields 3, Jamal Fakir 3, Kevin Larroyer 3

Most tackles:

Papua New Guinea Jason Chan 43, Neville Costigan 35, Jessie Joe Nandye 35

France Eloi Pelissier 50, Gregory Mounis 44, Kevin Larroyer 39


October 27

Kiwis v Toa Samoa

Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington


Kiwis 42 (Manu Vatuvei 3, Simon Mannering 2, Josh Hoffman, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Issac Luke tries; Shaun Johnson 5 conversions).

Toa Samoa 24 (Ben Roberts, Joseph Leilua, Penani Manumalealii, Suaia Matagi, Antonio Winterstein tries; Anthony Milford 2 conversions).

Halftime: 22-4 Kiwis.

Referee: Richard Silverwood (England).

Man of the Match: Dean Whare (Kiwis).

Crowd: 14,965.


MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


Key team stats:

Completions: Kiwis 24/35, Toa Samoa 23/31

Metres gained: Kiwis 1287, Toa Samoa 1090

Line breaks: Kiwis 11, Toa Samoa 4

Tackles: Kiwis 267, Toa Samoa 235

Missed tackles: Kiwis 32, Toa Samoa 32

Off loads: Kiwis 7, Toa Samoa 6

Errors: Kiwis 12, Toa Samoa 8

Penalties: Kiwis 8, Toa Samoa 5


Key individual stats:

Most runs:

Kiwis Jared Waera-Hargreaves 18, Manu Vatuvei 13, Sonny Bill Williams 11, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 11

Toa Samoa Daniel Vidot 15, Joseph Leilua 13, Suaia Matagi 13

Most metres:

Kiwis Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 162, Dean Whare 126, Manu Vatuvei 126

Toa Samoa Daniel Vidot 126, Joseph Leilua 121, Suaia Matagi 110

Tackle breaks:

Kiwis Issac Luke 6, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 5, Sonny Bill Williams 5

Toa Samoa Joseph Leilua 9, Ben Roberts 5, Anthony Milford 3, Suaia Matagi 3

Most tackles:

Kiwis Simon Mannering 34, Issac Luke 30, Sonny Bill Williams 25

Toa Samoa David Faalogo 37, Pita Godinet 33, Sauaso Sue 30


October 28

Fiji Bati v Ireland

Spotland Stadium, Rochdale


Fiji Bati 32 (Akuila Uate 3, Kevin Naiqama, Tariq Sims, Korbin Sims tries; Wes Naiqama 3 conversions, penalty).

Ireland 14 (Tyrone McCarthy, Damien Blanch, James Hasson tries; Pat Richards conversion).

Halftime: 12-4 Fiji.

Referee: Phil Bentham (England).

Man of the Match: Kevin Naiqama (Fiji Bati).

Crowd: 8872.


MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


Key team stats:

Completions: Fiji Bati 28/38, Ireland 31/42

Metres gained: Fiji Bati 1145, Ireland 742

Line breaks: Fiji Bati 5, Ireland 2

Tackles: Fiji Bati 246, Ireland 323

Missed tackles: Fiji Bati 23, Ireland 27

Off loads: Fiji Bati 7, Ireland 6

Errors: Fiji Bati 13, Ireland 13

Penalties: Fiji Bati 5, Ireland 13


Key individual stats:

Most runs:

Fiji Bati Petero Civoniceva 15, Kevin Naiqama 14, Ashton Sims 14

Ireland Brett White 19, James Hasson 13, Tyrone McCarthy 12

Most metres:

Fiji Bati Kevin Naiqama 145, Petero Civoniceva 117, Ashton Sims 96

Ireland Brett White 119, Tyrone McCarthy 68, James Hasson 65

Tackle breaks:

Fiji Bati Akuila Uate 7, Marika Koroibete 5

Ireland James Hasson 6, Brett White 4, Tyrone McCarthy 4

Most tackles:

Fiji Bati Jayson Bukuya 26, Aaron Groom 24

Ireland Rory Kostjasyn 47, Brett White 36, Tyrone McCarthy 34