Australians Dane Gagai and Josh Dugan topped the stats for most runs and metres while England's Elliott Whitehead was the busiest defender across the seven matches in the Rugby League World Cup's opening round.

 

Most runs (15 plus) | Dane Gagai (Australia) 23, Josh Dugan (Australia) 20, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand) 19, Billy Slater (Australia) 19, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (New Zealand) 19, Jermaine McGillvary (England) 19, John Bateman (England) 19, James Tedesco (Italy) 19, Jason Taumalolo (Tonga)18, Jonny Lomax (England) 18, Ryan Hall (England) 18, Anthony Layoun (Lebanon) 18, Nelson Asofa-Solomona (New Zealand) 17, James Graham (England) 17, Aaron Woods (Australia) 17, Tim Mannah (Lebanon) 17, Alex Twal (Lebanon) 17, Abbas Miski (Lebanon) 17, Ilias Bergal (France) 17, Elliot Kear (Wales) 16, Young Tonumaipea (Samoa) 16, Viliame Kikau (Fiji) 16, Liam Kay (Ireland) 16, Lachlan Stein (Scotland) 16, Will Chambers (Australia) 15, Michael Morgan (Australia) 15, David Klemmer (Australia) 15, Gareth Widdop (England) 15, Gary Lo (Papua New Guinea) 15, Andrew Fifita (Tonga) 16, Manu Ma’u (Tonga) 15, Travis Robinson (Lebanon) 15, Bastien Ader (France) 15, Benjamin Garcia (France) 15.

 

Most metres (150 plus) | Josh Dugan (Australia) 271, Billy Slater (Australia) 220, Daniel Tupou (Tonga) 218, Jermaine McGillvary (England) 207, Michael Jennings (Tonga) 204, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (Scotland) 206, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand) 202, Jason Taumalolo (Tonga) 196, Dane Gagai (Australia) 190, David Klemmer (Australia) 190, David Mead (Papua New Guinea) 189, Suliasi Vunivalu (Fiki) 187, Ryan Hall (England) 186, Gary Lo (Papua New Guinea) 182, Nelson Asofa-Solomona (New Zealand) 180, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (New Zealand) 172, Bastien Ader (France) 172, Viliame Kikau (Fiji) 171, Tim Mannah (Lebanon) 167, James Graham (England) 163, Martin Taupau (New Zealand) 162, Kevin Naiqama (Fiji) 159, Ilias Bergal (France) 157, Aaron Woods (Australia) 155, Will Chambers (Melbourne) 152, John Bateman (England) 152, Alex Twal (Lebanon) 151, Travis Robinson (France) 151, Jonny Lomax (England) 151.

 

Most tackles (30 plus) |Elliott Whitehead (England) 52, Jazz Tevaga (Samoa) 47, Bunty Afoa (Samoa) 43, James Graham (England) 42, James Roby (England) 41, Cameron Smith (Australia) 40, Tyrone McCarthy (Ireland) 40, Matt Gillett (Australia) 39, Oliver Roberts (Ireland) 38, Benjamin Jullien (France) 38, Jason Baitieri (France) 38, Luke Douglas (Scotland) 36, Aaron Woods (Australia) 36, Kallum Watkins (England) 35, Joseph Tapine (New Zealand) 35, Daniel Alvaro (Italy) 34, Andrew Kazzi (Lebanon) 34, Alex Twal (Lebanon) 34, James Bell (Scotland) 33, Tim Mannah (Lebanon) 33, Paul Vaughan (Italy) 33, Joe Tramontana (Italy) 33, Herman Ese’ese (Samoa) 32, Nathan Brown (Italy) 32, Steve Parry (Wales) 31, Philip Joseph (Wales) 31, Morgan Knowles (Wales) 31, Frank Pritchard (Samoa) 31, Eloi Pelissier (France) 31, Benjamin Garcia (France) 30.

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