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2015RWCLogoAfter the success of its inaugural tournament back in 1987, the Rugby Union World Cup is now considered one of the most important sporting tournaments in the world. Held every four years, the Rugby World Cup is contested by 20 nations who are put in four groups of five teams each.

The winner of the tournament is awarded the Webb Ellis trophy. The most successful World Cup nations have been New Zealand, South Africa and Australia who have won two tournaments each. England have won one tournament.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup, the eighth in the competition’s history, will be held in England between the 18 of September and 31 October, 2015. The final will be played at London’s iconic Twickenham Stadium.

England edged out challenges from Italy, South Africa and Japan to secure hosting rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The competition will again feature 20 nations competing on rugby union’s biggest stage – interestingly, it is the same 20 nations that competed in the 2003 World Cup.

Rugby World Cup Articles

Butler forcing Cheika to revise Wallabies train-on squad

by , 26 Mar 2015

Uncapped Brumbies flanker Jarrad Butler looms as a potential Rugby World Cup bolter, as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika prepares to revise his train-on squad for the global showpiece.

My realistic Wallabies team for the Rugby World Cup

My realistic Wallabies team for the Rugby World Cup

by , 18 Mar 2015

There are always lots of articles about what the Wallabies team should be leading to the World Cup, usually with dreams about debuting players magically making the team and suddenly being Test material, or supposedly clever positional changes.

The Wallabies have what it takes to impress in 2015

The Wallabies have what it takes to impress in 2015

by , 2 Feb 2015

Over the course of my relatively brief time here on The Roar I have found that most of the times it is truly easier to write about other teams than it is writing about your own.

Dad’s armies win World Cups

Dad’s armies win World Cups

by , 22 Jan 2015

In 2011, New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup because they had an experienced, battle-hardened core in a squad that had nine players with more than 50 Test caps.

2015 Rugby World Cup preview – Australia (Part 2)

2015 Rugby World Cup preview – Australia (Part 2)

by , 24 Dec 2014

Yesterday I started my preview of Australia’s World Cup chances with a look at the backline and forward pack. Today I will delve into the Wallabies’ recent coaching carousel.

2015 Rugby World Cup preview – Australia (Part 1)

2015 Rugby World Cup preview – Australia (Part 1)

by , 23 Dec 2014

The Rugby World Cup is now just nine months away. With the Southern Hemisphere’s nations having now completed their Spring tours, now is the perfect time to preview where each of the Wallabies stand heading into the tournament.

Are the All Blacks setting themselves up for a World Cup tumble?

Are the All Blacks setting themselves up for a World Cup tumble?

by , 3 Dec 2014

There has to be questions asked of Steve Hansen as coach of New Zealand. Yes I know the All Blacks have a great record under Mr Hansen, but when you compare the last two seasons the All Blacks, to my dismay, have regressed.

Wallabies’ World Cup selection race open

by , 1 Dec 2014

The Wallabies’ Rugby World Cup selection race remains wide open after they slumped to their worst European tour performance in almost a decade.

World Cup dream dwindling for Nick Cummins

by , 7 Nov 2014

Australia’s hopes of having Nick Cummins available for next year’s World Cup appear slim, with the 27-year-old’s Japanese club continuing to play hard ball over a possible loan deal.

Russia’s possession game defeats Uruguay’s brute force

by , 2 Oct 2014

Russia closed in on a back-to-back World Cup qualification as repechage winners in a tensely fought match against Uruguay in Krasnoyarsk on Saturday.

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