The Rugby World Cup is the premier rugby union tournament. It is held every four years. New Zealand won the 2011 Rugby World Cup on home soil. The Rugby World Cup has been won by four teams in its history: New Zealand 1987 and 2011, Australia in 1991 and 1999, South Africa in 1995 and 2007, and England in 2003. The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be hosted by England and Japan will host the 2019 tournament.
Wales fought manfully in their third-place play-off against Australia but seemed to be their own worst enemies at times and ended coming up just short in a game high on passion but low on quality.
Wales' stand-in captain Gethin Jenkins was disappointed but proud after his team lost 21-18 defeat against Australia at the Rugby World Cup.
Australia won the consolation prize and take home the bronze medal after their 21-18 victory over Wales.
Australia overcame a crushing double injury setback to edge out battling Wales 21-18 and take the World Cup's bronze medal prize.
Australia won their first game at Eden Park in 25 years when they beat a very poor Welsh side 21-18 in the World Cup third-place play-off in Auckland on Friday.
France's path to the World Cup final at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday!
New Zealand's path to the World Cup final against France at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday!
No one more typifies the All Blacks' insatiable hunger for an elusive World Cup crown than inspirational skipper Richie McCaw.
Thierry Dusautoir faces his hardest task in more than two years since he became France captain when he leads his country into a World Cup Final against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday.
John Muggleton has joined the Rebels as an assistant coach, after recently winding up his commitments with Georgia at the 2011 World Cup.
Morgan Parra has claimed Franc have been stung by the criticism surrounding their appearance in Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand.
Graham Henry admits it would be "marvellous" to see his New Zealand team crowned world champions.
Veteran France back Damien Traille was included among the replacements named on Friday by coach Marc Lievremont for the World Cup Final against New Zealand this weekend.
To suggest anything but a New Zealand victory in the World Cup Final against France seems madness. It seems that at last New Zealand will get the monkey off their back and surf with the surge of the nation to a victory in the City of Sails. And yet...
New Zealand coach Graham Henry has named an unchanged starting line-up for the World Cup final against France on Sunday.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The Barbarians are one of the top invitational rugby sides with a long history and classic rugby jersey.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Lions get ready for their matches with this green training jersey. It's what the players wear. Get in the Gear!
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Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The Lions are ready to get their Australia tour underway. They arrive in Perth on Monday.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.