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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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Rugby World Cup Articles

Rugby’s year in review: 2015

Rugby’s year in review: 2015

by , 31 Dec 2015 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.

World Cup was most competitive yet: report

by , 19 Dec 2015

Statisticians have hailed the All Blacks as the most adventurous team at a Rugby World Cup which rewarded attacking play.

Rugby World Cup the ‘most searched for’ sporting event of 2015

Rugby World Cup the ‘most searched for’ sporting event of 2015

by , 11 Dec 2015

When you’re in the publishing business, search terms in sport are key – it tells you what real people are searching for, every single day.

Rugby World Cup: State of play and future forecast

Rugby World Cup: State of play and future forecast

by , 27 Nov 2015

This is an overview of the recently completed 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, with some analysis of the way things panned out and the possibilities for the future as we countdown to 2019.

The Man Upstairs: Interview with a Rugby World Cup TMO

The Man Upstairs: Interview with a Rugby World Cup TMO

by , 21 Nov 2015

Rugby fans the world over will know of him as Ben Skeen, only one of four TMO officials at the Rugby World Cup. However, to 2500 Auckland Grammar students and me, he is Mr Skeen, the associate headmaster.

Richie McCaw retires from rugby

Richie McCaw retires from rugby

by , 19 Nov 2015

All Blacks legend Richie McCaw has announced his retirement from rugby union at the age of 34.

Jonah Lomu wanted to live to see his boys turn 21

Jonah Lomu wanted to live to see his boys turn 21

by , 18 Nov 2015

Seven years after having a successful kidney transplant, Jonah Lomu’s body rejected the organ in 2011 and his health battles intensified as he was forced onto dialysis.

Jonah Lomu dies, age 40

Jonah Lomu dies, age 40

by , 18 Nov 2015

New Zealand Rugby has confirmed the death of All Blacks great Jonah Lomu at the age of 40.

Losing in London: A Springboks fan’s long day in the city

Losing in London: A Springboks fan’s long day in the city

by , 17 Nov 2015

My semifinal Saturday started at Trafalgar Square, a monument to Admiral Horatio Nelson’s victory over Spanish and French armadas. His smaller flotilla sunk 22 enemy ships, without a single loss. Britain’s naval supremacy lasted more than a century, from that day.

The extent of Israel Folau’s Rugby World Cup injury revealed

The extent of Israel Folau’s Rugby World Cup injury revealed

by , 12 Nov 2015

By his standards, Israel Folau had a poor tournament. After a number of scans on his ankle injury, it can now be revealed why.


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