Rugby World Cup Performance

Rugby World Cup Tournaments

Year Host(s) Final Bronze Final
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1987 Australia &
New Zealand
New Zealand 29–9 France Wales 22–21 Australia
1991 England, France, Ireland, Scotland & Wales Australia 12–6 England New Zealand 13–6 Scotland
1995 South Africa South Africa 15–12 New Zealand France 19–9 England
1999 Wales Australia 35–12 France South Africa 22–18 New Zealand
2003 Australia England 20–17 Australia New Zealand 40–13 France
2007 France South Africa 15–6 England Argentina 34–10 France
2011 New Zealand New Zealand 8-7 France Australia 21-28 Wales
2015 England            
2019 Japan            

Rugby World Cup Tournament Overview

Year Host Final Venue Teams Qualifying Participants Matches Played Winner Runner-up
1987 Australia
New Zealand
Eden Park 16 Invitation 32 New Zealand France
1991 Britain
France
Ireland
Twickenham 16 32 32 Australia England
1995 South Africa Ellis Park 16 52 32 South Africa New Zealand
1999 Wales Millennium Stadium 20 65 41 Australia France
2003 Australia Telstra Stadium 20 80 48 England Australia
2007 France Stade de France 20 91 48 South Africa England
2011 New Zealand Eden Park 20 93 48 New Zealand France

Rugby World Cup Team Records

Team Champions Runners-up Third Fourth
Australia 2 (1991, 1999) 1 (2003) 1 (1987)
South Africa 2 (1995, 2007) 1 (1999)
England 1 (2003) 2 (1991, 2007) 1 (1995)
New Zealand 1 (1987) 1 (1995) 2 (1991, 2003) 1 (1999)
France 2 (1987, 1999) 1 (1995) 2 (2003, 2007)
Wales 1 (1987)
Argentina 1 (2007)
Scotland 1 (1991)

 

Teams Reached Quarter-Finals but Never Progressed beyond that Stage
Ireland Fiji
Samoa Canada

Rugby World Cup Success Rate

Team Appearances Won Win rate (Tournaments) Win rate (Matches)
South Africa 4 2 50% 86%
Australia 6 2 33% 85%
New Zealand 6 1 17% 83%
England 6 1 17% 73%