The figures for the South Africa versus Japan match-up.
A 10 places gap in rankings.
South Africa have two previous RWC wins and are the only team to have a 100% win ratio in their RWC final appearances – i.e. they won both.
Japan are of course due to host the next RWC in 2019.
|GDP per Capita (USD 2005)||6010,41||36203,43|
|Arable land %||9,92||11,67|
|Affiliated players / total population %||0,66%||0,08%|
|Sources: World Bank, ONS, World Rugby, own calculations|