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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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Rugby World Cup Articles

Can you solve the Wallabies inside backs problem?

Can you solve the Wallabies inside backs problem?

by , 29 Jul 2015

With the Rugby World Cup just under two months away the beginnings of a Wallabies team is coming together. But who will steer the ship at five-eighth and inside centre?

Heyneke Meyer: 15 starters, 8 bench, 8 back-ups

Heyneke Meyer: 15 starters, 8 bench, 8 back-ups

by , 29 Jul 2015 Video

After watching the Springboks getting agonisingly close to beating both Australia and New Zealand, the disappointment and anger have worn off. Clear thoughts are slowly emerging from the red mist of frustration and disappointment as yet more inconsistent performances from the Springboks were evident.

Boks need an experienced bench

Boks need an experienced bench

by , 29 Jul 2015 Video

Over the last two weeks, we’ve seen evidence that this young and inexperienced Springbok team have the skills and power to win the World Cup. But, they lack the tactical nous and fitness to close out games.

Heyneke Meyer needs to put his thinking cap on

Heyneke Meyer needs to put his thinking cap on

by , 27 Jul 2015

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer could take a tip or two from Socrates, who died about 400 years BC and was around long before William Webb Ellis picked up a ball and ran with it.

Black hole doubts that gnaw away at rugby supporters

Black hole doubts that gnaw away at rugby supporters

by , 16 Jul 2015

I have just come back from a short break in Avila. Although it is Spain’s highest provincial capital, it was still not much of a respite from the oppressive heat afflicting much of the country and, indeed, Europe.

Rugby’s Top 100: Introduction and 100-91

Rugby’s Top 100: Introduction and 100-91

by , 8 Jul 2015

It is an event that has lingered on the horizon for many a year now, promising the best of what the rugby world has to offer.

Four nations to bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup

by , 5 Jul 2015

France, Ireland, Italy and South Africa have been confirmed as bidding for the right to stage to the 2023 World Cup, World Rugby has announced.

No ‘hope’ for Rugby Championship squad

No ‘hope’ for Rugby Championship squad

by , 3 Jul 2015 Popular article!

“Hope is not a strategy”.

Wallabies squad for the Rugby World Cup: What would Michael Cheika do?

Wallabies squad for the Rugby World Cup: What would Michael Cheika do?

by , 2 Jul 2015

Today I want to talk national selection, named how our Wallabies squad will shape up for the Rugby World Cup.

How the Springbok squad stacks up for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

How the Springbok squad stacks up for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

by , 26 Jun 2015

They say that with age comes wisdom, but right now I’m not so sure. At the time of writing, I have just turned 21 years of age and with it I have been subjected to the most hideous display of Stormers rugby I have ever seen in my life last weekend.


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