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Archived from the original on 5 September Retrieved 25 April The final attendance became the record international rugby league attendance at 74, Australia hosted the tournament and New Zealand were crowned champions for the first time by beating the host nation at Lang Park , Brisbane. It was decided to play matches on a home and away basis around the world instead of one host nation and the Great Britain team was split into England and Wales meaning that the tournament would be increased from the 4 teams of previous tournaments to 5, this number also taking part in the two future internationally held tournaments.

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Rugby World Cup

Prior to the Rugby World Cup, there was no truly global rugby union competition, but there were a number of other tournaments. It expanded to the Five Nations in , when France joined the tournament. France did not participate from to , during which period it reverted to a Home Nations championship.

In , Italy joined the competition, which became the Six Nations. Rugby union was also played at the Summer Olympic Games , first appearing at the Paris games and subsequently at London in , Antwerp in , and Paris again in France won the first gold medal, then Australasia, with the last two being won by the United States. However rugby union ceased to be on Olympic program after The idea of a Rugby World Cup had been suggested on numerous occasions going back to the s, but met with opposition from most unions in the IRFB.

The delegates from Australia, France, New Zealand and South Africa all voted for the proposal, and the delegates from Ireland and Scotland against; the English and Welsh delegates were split, with one from each country for and one against.

The inaugural tournament, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, was held in May and June , with sixteen nations taking part. This tournament saw the introduction of a qualifying tournament; eight places were allocated to the quarter-finalists from , and the remaining eight decided by a thirty-five nation qualifying tournament.

In , eight years after their last official series, [b] South Africa hosted New Zealand in a one-off test match. The resumption of international rugby in South Africa came after the dismantling of the apartheid system, and was only done with permission of the African National Congress. The tournament in was hosted by Wales with matches also being held throughout the rest of the United Kingdom, Ireland and France.

The tournament included a repechage system, alongside specific regional qualifying places, and an increase from sixteen to twenty participating nations. Australia claimed their second title, defeating France in the final. The event was hosted by Australia, although it was originally intended to be held jointly with New Zealand. England emerged as champions defeating Australia in extra time. England's win was unique in that it broke the southern hemisphere 's dominance in the event.

Such was the celebration of England's victory, that an estimated , people gathered in central London to greet the team, making the day the largest sporting celebration of its kind ever in the United Kingdom. The competition was hosted by France, with matches also being held in Wales and Scotland.

South Africa claimed their second title by defeating defending champions England 15—6. The All Blacks reclaimed their place atop the rugby world with a narrow 8—7 win over France in the final. In the edition of tournament , hosted by England, New Zealand once again won the final, this time against established rivals, Australia. In doing so, they became the first team in World Cup history to win three titles, as well as the first to successfully defend a title.

It was also New Zealand's first title victory on foreign soil. The trophy is also referred to simply as the Rugby World Cup. The trophy was chosen in as an appropriate cup for use in the competition, and was created in by Garrard's Crown Jewellers. It stands thirty-eight centimetres high and is silver gilded in gold, and supported by two cast scroll handles, one with the head of a satyr , and the other a head of a nymph. The selection of host is decided by a vote of World Rugby Council members.

The allocation of a tournament to a host nation is now made five or six years prior to the commencement of the event, for example New Zealand were awarded the event in late The tournament has been hosted by multiple nations. For example, the tournament was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. World Rugby requires that the hosts must have a venue with a capacity of at least 60, spectators for the final.

France will host the tournament. Reports emanating from World Rugby and its business partners have frequently touted the tournament's media growth, with cumulative worldwide television audiences of million for the inaugural tournament, 1. However, independent reviews have called into question the methodology of those growth estimates, pointing to factual inconsistencies. While the event's global popularity remains a matter of dispute, high interest in traditional rugby nations is well documented.

The final, between Australia and England, became the most watched rugby union match in the history of Australian television. Twenty-five nations have participated at the Rugby World Cup excluding qualifying tournaments. Of the eight tournaments that have been held, all but one have been won by a national team from the southern hemisphere.

Thus far the only nations to host and win a tournament are New Zealand and and South Africa The performance of other host nations includes England final hosts and Australia hosts finishing runners-up. France hosts finished fourth, while Wales hosts failed to reach the semi-finals. Wales became the first host nation to be eliminated at the pool stages in , while, England became the first solo host nation to be eliminated at the pool stages in Of the twenty-five nations that have ever participated in at least one tournament, twelve of them have never missed a tournament.

W Won against Hungary on October 10th L Lost against Portugal on August 31st W Won against Faroe Islands on September 3rd D Drew against Faroe Islands on October 7th L Lost against Hungary on October 10th L Lost against Hungary on August 31st L Lost against Latvia on September 3rd W Won against Latvia on October 10th L Lost against Switzerland on August 31st L Lost against Faroe Islands on September 3rd L Lost against Andorra on October 7th L Lost against Latvia on October 10th W Won against Czech Republic on September 1st W Won against Germany on September 4th W Won against Northern Ireland on October 5th W Won against Germany on October 8th W Won against San Marino on September 1st W Won against Northern Ireland on September 4th L Lost against Northern Ireland on October 5th L Lost against Norway on October 8th L Lost against Czech Republic on September 1st L Lost against Northern Ireland on September 4th W Won against Azerbaijan on October 5th W Won against Czech Republic on October 8th W Won against Norway on September 1st L Lost against Germany on September 4th W Won against San Marino on October 5th W Won against Norway on October 8th L Lost against Norway on September 1st W Won against Azerbaijan on September 4th L Lost against Azerbaijan on October 5th L Lost against Germany on October 8th L Lost against San Marino on September 1st L Lost against Azerbaijan on September 4th L Lost against San Marino on October 5th L Lost against Czech Republic on October 8th W Won against Serbia on September 2nd W Won against Republic of Ireland on September 5th L Lost against Austria on October 6th W Won against Serbia on October 9th D Drew against Georgia on September 2nd L Lost against Republic of Ireland on September 5th W Won against Republic of Ireland on October 6th W Won against Wales on October 9th W Won against Wales on September 2nd W Won against Moldova on September 5th W Won against Georgia on October 6th L Lost against Wales on October 9th L Lost against Wales on September 2nd D Drew against Austria on September 5th W Won against Austria on October 6th W Won against Moldova on October 9th L Lost against Georgia on October 6th L Lost against Serbia on October 9th L Lost against Serbia on September 2nd L Lost against Moldova on September 5th L Lost against Republic of Ireland on October 6th L Lost against Moldova on October 9th L Lost against Denmark on September 1st W Won against Poland on September 4th W Won against Armenia on October 5th W Won against Poland on October 8th W Won against Denmark on September 1st W Won against Armenia on September 4th W Won against Montenegro on October 5th D Drew against Denmark on October 8th W Won against Kazakhstan on September 1st W Won against Montenegro on September 4th L Lost against Montenegro on October 5th L Lost against Poland on October 8th W Won against Romania on September 1st L Lost against Montenegro on September 4th W Won against Romania on October 5th L Lost against Romania on September 1st L Lost against Armenia on September 4th L Lost against Armenia on October 5th D Drew against Kazakhstan on October 8th L Lost against Kazakhstan on September 1st L Lost against Poland on September 4th L Lost against Romania on October 5th W Won against Malta on September 1st W Won against England on September 4th W Won against England on October 5th A Twitter List by Springboks.

The Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Castle Lager Outgoing Tour. New Zealand 34 - 36 South Africa. Australia 23 - 18 South Africa. Argentina 32 - 19 South Africa. South Africa 34 - 21 Argentina. Castle Lager Incoming Series. South Africa 10 - 25 England. South Africa 23 - 12 England. South Africa 42 - 39 England.

Australia hold off Argentina at Twickenham

The Rugby League World Cup is an international rugby league tournament, contested by national teams of the Rugby League International Federation, which was first held in France in , the first World Cup in either rugby code. The idea of a rugby league world cup tournament was first mooted in the s with the French proposal to hold . The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams. The tournament was first held in , when the tournament was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. The winners are awarded the Webb Ellis Cup, named after William Webb Ellis, the Rugby School pupil who, according to a popular legend, invented rugby . SAN FRANCISCO - Organizers of Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC Sevens ) today announced that single-day tickets for the tournament are now on sale. A limited quantity of single-day Field Level General Admission tickets are available for purchase through December