The figures have ranked Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara misleadingly as the sixteenth best kicker in the world, over the last 14 months.
His haul of 40 successes from 58 attempts has netted him a 68.57% record - but in terms of kickers lining up 50-plus kicks, the 27-year-old is a deserved fifth, just behind Celtic rivals Chris Paterson and Stephen Jones.
O'Gara - who pocketed 13 points in Sunday's RBS Six Nations defeat of Scotland - has scored 128 of Ireland's 268 points in the eleven Tests he has featured in since the start of 2004.
That's 48% and a healthy record, just four months ahead of a probable British and Irish Lions tour berth.
While out-of-favour duo Alexandre Peclier of France, and Italy's Rima Wakarua head the individual list, Canada and New Zealand have been ranked as the number one teams - both boasting an 81% return from their place kicks, with Crusaders and All-Blacks starlet Daniel Carter - who turns 23 next month - arguably the most consistent kicker in the world, succeeding with 50 out of 61 attempts.
Ireland are fourth overall (74%) - level with Six Nations champions France.
So what odds on an O'Gara-Carter duel in Christchurch come June 25, and the Lions' first test?
Goal-kicking records of top 12 countries since the RWC 2003 (success rate in brackets):
(1) Canada (81%)(2) New Zealand (81%)(3) France (74%)(4) Ireland (74%)(5) South Africa (73%)(6) Wales (73%)(7) Scotland (71%)(8) Italy (70%)(9) England (66%)(10) USA (65%)(11) Pacific Islanders (58%)(12) Australia (58%)
Goal-kickers in Test matches since RWC 2003, who have taken 10 or more shots at goal with place kicks for the top nations (success rate in brackets):
(1) Alexandre Peclier (France) - 14/15 (93.33%)