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.
New Zealand ended a 24-year World Cup drought when they edged France 8-7 in an epic Final in Auckland on Sunday.
Even the usually reserved Thierry Dusautoir doesn't expect to have any trouble finding the right words to motivate his French squad before the World Cup Final against New Zealand.
Leigh Halfpenny has predicted a bright future for Welsh rugby following their most successful World Cup campaign since 1987.
Dave Ellis has urged France to up the ante in the World Cup final against New Zealand and see how the All Blacks cope under sustained pressure.
Richie McCaw has urged New Zealand not to waste their opportunity in Sunday's World Cup final against France in Auckland (kick-off 9am BST).
French sports daily l'Equipe on Saturday devoted its entire front page to 50 reasons why France should set its alarm early on Sunday morning to watch the World Cup Final against New Zealand.
John Eric Paul Mitchell has first-hand experience of World Cup heartache, but he is adamant his successor, Graham Henry, will get to taste success on the biggest stage in the game.
Nicolas Mas says France must be equal to the fearsome challenge posed by New Zealand's pack if they are to win Sunday's World Cup final.
Former Wales captain Ryan Jones believes their performance at the World Cup has put them "back on the rugby map".
New Zealand scrum-half Piri Weepu says they must stay relaxed ahead of Sunday's World Cup final against France.
New Zealand's Aaron Cruden and France's Morgan Parra find themselves squaring off in Sunday's Final after contrasting pathways that neither would have expected to lead them to playing flyhalf in the deciding match of a Rugby World Cup.
All Blacks legend John Kirwan, due to quit as Japan coach following their dismal showing at the World Cup, says he hopes the 2019 tournament they host will be a "very Japanese" fusion of sushi and sport.
Marc Lievremont has only one wish left heading into the World Cup Final against New Zealand - to wake up with a hangover on Monday as the first French coach to win the global showpiece.
Sir Wilson Whineray, regarded as one of the greatest New Zealand rugby captains, said the World Cup would still be a "joy" for the country even if France beat the home side in Sunday's Final.
Underdogs France are confident they will pose New Zealand problems in Sunday's World Cup Final and have dismissed suggestions that they will resort to dirty tactics in a bid for an unlikely triumph.
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