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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.
The record for most points overall is held by English player Jonny Wilkinson , who scored over his World Cup career. All Black Jonah Lomu is the youngest player to appear in a final — aged 20 years and 43 days at the Final. Most tries in a tournament 8: Lomu in and Habana in and total world cup tournament tries, both scored South Africa's Jannie de Beer kicked five drop-goals against England in — an individual record for a single World Cup match.
The most points scored in a game is — by the All Blacks against Japan in , while the widest winning margin is , held by Australia in a match against Namibia in A total of 16 players have been sent off red carded in the tournament. Welsh lock Huw Richards was the first, while playing against New Zealand in No player has been red carded more than once.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see RWC disambiguation. This article is about the rugby union tournament. For the rugby league tournament, see Rugby League World Cup. Rugby World Cup qualification.
History of the Rugby World Cup. Rugby World Cup hosts. List of sports attendance figures. National team appearances in the Rugby World Cup. Rugby will be reintroduced to the Olympics in , but as men's and women's seven-a-side rugby Rugby Sevens.
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