Rugby World Cup History

Events in Sport

  • 1987-06-20 1st Rugby World Cup Final, Eden Park, Auckland: New Zealand fly-half Grant Fox lands 4 penalties, a conversion and drop goal as the All Blacks beat France, 29-9
  • 1991-11-02 2nd Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham: Australia beats England, 12-6 with Wallabies fly-half Michael Lynagh landing 2 penalties and a conversion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-06-18 All Black Jonah Lomu scores the try of the Rugby World Cup, running over Mike Catt in New Zealand's 45-29 defeat of England

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1995-06-24 3rd Rugby World Cup, Ellis Park, Johannesburg: Springboks fly-half Joel Stransky lands the winning drop goal in extra time as South Africa beats New Zealand, 15-12
  • 1999-11-06 4th Rugby World Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff: Wallabies fullback Matt Burke lands 7 penalties and 2 conversions as Australia beats France, 35-12
  • 2003-11-22 5th Rugby World Cup Final, Stadium Australia, Sydney: Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson lands winning drop goal in extra time as England beats Australia, 20-17
  • 2007-10-20 6th Rugby World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Springboks fullback Percy Montgomery lands 4/4 penalties as South Africa beats England, 15-6
  • 2011-10-23 7th Rugby World Cup Final, Eden Park, Auckland: Tournament favourites New Zealand edge France, 8-7; crowd 61,079
  • 2015-09-19 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
  • 2015-10-03 Host nation England crashes out of Rugby World Cup in pool stage; loses to Australia, 33-13 at Twickenham; Bernard Foley scores 2 tries and kicks 4 penalties & 3 conversions for the Wallabies
  • 2015-10-31 8th Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham, London: All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 2 conversions as New Zealand defeats Australia, 34-17
  • 2017-08-26 Women's Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast