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.
Matt Giteau has been dropped from Australia's squad for their Tri-Nations opener against South Africa following the shock loss to Samoa.
Berrick Barnes is still in contention for a World Cup place, with the Australian fly-half set to make a return to club rugby this weekend.
Australia have made a disastrous start to their World Cup preparations after suffering a shock 32-23 loss to underdogs Samoa at ANZ Stadium.
World Cup-winning former Springbok coach has suggested that current mentor Peter de Villiers is 'hedging his bets' with the decision to leave 23 frontline players at home.
New Zealand prime minister John Key has accused England of being "wannabes" over reports they will wear an all-black strip at the World Cup.
World Cup winner Johann Muller and star flank Heinrich Brüssow were included in the Springbok squad for the away leg of the Tri-Nations series on Friday.
All Black legend Jonah Lomu has named Ireland as the dark horse at this year's World Cup in New Zealand and warned any title contenders will underestimate Pacific teams at their peril.
The Australian Rugby Union said Friday it had reached agreement with the player association on a schedule of bonus incentives for the Wallabies at this year's World Cup.
Francis Baron has voiced concerns that the current crisis engulfing the RFU could threaten England's hosting of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Australia prop Benn Robinson has been ruled out of the World Cup after scans showed he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in training.
James Hook has insisted he will play anywhere in the Wales line-up as long as it means he can continue to represent his country.
Reds captain James Horwill has urged Australia coach Robbie Deans not to rest him for Sunday's one-off Test match against Samoa at ANZ Stadium.
Rugby Canada has taken another step on its road to the 2011 Rugby World Cup with the naming of its 30-man squad for the tournament.
Wales' World Cup campaign has been given a boost with the news that winger Shane Williams is fully fit for the warm-up games in August.
South Africa have called Sharks back-rower Jean Deysel into their World Cup training squad to provide injury cover.
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