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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.

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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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Italy withdraws 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

Italy withdraws 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

by , 29 Sep 2016

Italy has withdrawn from the race to host the 2023 rugby World Cup, one week after Rome’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was effectively scuppered when the city government withdrew its support.

PRO12 plans to expand into US

PRO12 plans to expand into US

by , 17 Jul 2016

Towards the end of the season in May 2016, the new PR012 CEO Martin Anayi gave several media interviews on his proposals for where the PRO12 needs to go to cope with changes in rugby within the Six Nations and globally.

The Roar talks with World Rugby’s head of broadcast Murray Barnett

The Roar talks with World Rugby’s head of broadcast Murray Barnett

by , 15 Jul 2016

This week The Roar was given the opportunity to talk with Murray Barnett, head of broadcast, commercial and marketing at World Rugby, to discuss rugby’s expansion, World Cups past and present, and rugby sevens ahead of his presentation at the Ministry of Sports Marketing Conference.

Cheika doubles down in selection gamble

Cheika doubles down in selection gamble

by , 16 Jun 2016

If ever there was a bold selection, the Wallabies side named on Wednesday 15 June 2016 is one.

Memories of walkover win fire Wallabies prop Greg Holmes

by , 8 Jun 2016

Memories of the Wallabies’ crushing World Cup win over England have come flooding back for prop Greg Holmes ahead of Saturday night’s Suncorp Stadium re-match.

Mandela’s former bodyguard says All Blacks were poisoned in ’95

Mandela’s former bodyguard says All Blacks were poisoned in ’95

by , 5 May 2016

It’s one of the greatest upsets in Rugby World Cup history, the Springboks stunning the All Blacks 15-12 to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup final in South Africa.

Sio to be a Wallaby through 2019 World Cup and beyond

Sio to be a Wallaby through 2019 World Cup and beyond

by , 3 Mar 2016

One of Australia’s brightest prop prospects will be available for Wallabies selection through until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Scott Sio extending his stay with the Brumbies for a further three years.

Pocock should be striving to be the best forward in the world

Pocock should be striving to be the best forward in the world

by , 2 Mar 2016

Nicholas Bishop highlighted how great a forward David Pocock is in his analysis. While Pocock may be the best forward in Australia that is an insufficiently ambitious benchmark for any of our Wallabies.

Is a ‘three years off, one year on culture’ invading Australian rugby?

Is a ‘three years off, one year on culture’ invading Australian rugby?

by , 11 Feb 2016

This article by Nickoldschool is a promoted comment from Brett McKay’s article on Australian flanker depth. You can read that article, and the discussion thereof, here.

Rugby’s year in review: 2015

Rugby’s year in review: 2015

by , 31 Dec 2015 Popular article! Video

2015 has, from a rugby sense, been a rather big year. Rugby World Cup years always are, but when you think about everything that happened between the start of February and the Rugby World Cup Final, you realise just how much has gone down this year.


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