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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.

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20 days to go: The Roar counts down to the Rugby World Cup

20 days to go: The Roar counts down to the Rugby World Cup

by , 30 Aug 2015 Video

After New Zealand demolished Italy at the very first World Cup match in 1987, the tournament needed a boost. It came in very next game, as Scotland and France played out the first classic encounter in the tournament’s history with a 20-all draw that had everything.

21 days to go: The Roar counts down to the Rugby World Cup

21 days to go: The Roar counts down to the Rugby World Cup

by , 29 Aug 2015 Video

David Dadunashvili became the youngest hooker in Rugby World Cup history at 21 years and 270 days when he replaced Akvsenti Giorgadze in Georgia’s starting line up against South Africa in 2003.

22 days to go: The Roar counts down to the Rugby World Cup

22 days to go: The Roar counts down to the Rugby World Cup

by , 28 Aug 2015 Video

In any World Cup of substance there’s bound to be the odd one-sided result when the less-experienced nations try and match it with the big boys.

Ledesma scoffs at two hookers concern

Ledesma scoffs at two hookers concern

by , 26 Aug 2015

Wallabies scrum coach Mario Ledesma has dismissed concerns over Australia picking two specialist hookers in their 31-man squad, saying Argentina did the same in the four Rugby World Cups he played in.

24 days to go: The Roar counts down to the Rugby World Cup

24 days to go: The Roar counts down to the Rugby World Cup

by , 26 Aug 2015 Video

Wales have long been regarded entertainers at Rugby World Cup tournaments, but so often they’ve been the bridesmaids in thrilling, high-scoring matches.

Eddie Jones to step down as Japan coach

by , 26 Aug 2015

Japan coach Eddie Jones will step down after the Rugby World Cup to take on a “different challenge”, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced on Tuesday.

Twelve Aussies to face Samoa in rugby clash

by , 26 Aug 2015

Twelve Australians have been selected in the Barbarians team to give Samoa a Rugby World Cup warm up match in London on Saturday.

Rugby World Cup: Rankings smankings, here are the contenders

Rugby World Cup: Rankings smankings, here are the contenders

by , 25 Aug 2015 Popular article!

We often hear the cliché “Form is temporary and class is permanent” perhaps that is the reason why coaches attempt to take as an experienced squad to the World Cup as possible.

Lineout a focus for Skelton

by , 24 Aug 2015

Towering Wallabies lock Will Skelton is working overtime to improve his lineout jumping ahead of next month’s Rugby World Cup.

Foley says Wallabies halves must lift

by , 24 Aug 2015

Bernard Foley admits Australia’s under-performing halves and goalkickers must step up for the Wallabies to have any hope of winning a third Rugby World Cup.


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