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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

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. The reason for this is because it is always so much easier to evaluate a team objectively if you […]

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. Richie McCaw was 30 and playing in his third consecutive World Cup. He was not the only three-in-a-row World Cup warrior; Dan Carter, Keven Mealamu, Mils […]

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. Australia have experienced some fairly turbulent times since the last World Cup, but they have a talented enough squad to lift the Webb Ellis Cup in […]

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. Australia are one of the best teams in the world at playing attacking, try-scoring rugby. In the […]

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. • In 2012 The All Blacks averaged 33 points with a differential […]

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. Saturday’s 26-17 loss to England at Twickenham left Australia with just six wins and one draw from 14 matches in 2014, with the Wallabies losing three spring tour Tests for the first […]

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. Cummins was released from his Australian Rugby Union contract on compassionate grounds earlier this year so he could sign a more lucrative two-year deal with Coca-Cola […]

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. The Bears overtook their South American rivals on the IRB World Rankings, rising to 19th place. From what I saw, the two sides couldn’t have been any more dissimilar in playing styles. […]

RWC tickets go on sale

by , 12 Sep 2014

Tickets for next year’s Rugby World Cup in England will go on sale on Friday, with those for popular matches to be distributed via a ballot, organisers confirmed on Thursday. Prices for adults start at STG15 ($A27) — STG7 for children — and rise to STG715 ($A1,300) for the best seats for the final at […]

Nick Cummins leaves Western Force and Aussie Rugby

Nick Cummins leaves Western Force and Aussie Rugby

by , 4 Jul 2014 Popular article!

Western Force and Wallabies winger Nick Cummins has signed a deal with Japanese club Coca Cola West Red Sparks for the 2014/15 season. Cummins could miss the 2015 Super Rugby season and be ineligible for Wallabies selection for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the CEO of Rugby WA Mark Sinderberry said it’s hoped the […]

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