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 captain Richie McCaw said that he will stress the opportunity awaiting the All Blacks shortly before they go out to play France in Sunday's World Cup Final against France at Eden Park.
Wales' World Cup campaign ultimately ended in massive disappointment, a bronze medal game defeat by Australia capping a tournament in which several younger players starred.
The wounded Wallabies limped home on Saturday with Quade Cooper on crutches and a hard-fought bronze medal to show for a World Cup campaign that failed to deliver on its rich promise.
Jamie Roberts led the tributes to Shane Williams after Wales' wing wizard made his World Cup farewell in trademark try-scoring fashion.
Robbie Deans and Warren Gatland turned to face new challenges in their international coaching careers after Friday's bronze medal match at the World Cup.
The World Cup Final may well be the biggest moment in New Zealand head coach Graham Henry's career.
Wales were left kicking themselves after suffering their third defeat of the World Cup that could have seen them contesting Sunday's final.
Keven Mealamu has paid a glowing tribute to New Zealand coach Graham Henry as the All Blacks supremo prepares for his final game at the helm.
France wing Vincent Clerc insists that Sunday's showdown with host nation New Zealand is "a dream final" for Les Bleus.
Joël Jutge and David Ellis seem like an odd couple in France's preparations for Sunday's World Cup Final against the All Blacks.
Right then, folks... it's been fun, but, sadly our Rugby World Cup lookalikes have come to an end. (Which kind of makes sense with the final just two days away now.)
Quade Cooper suffered a knee injury as the Wallabies ended their ill-fated World Cup with a fighting 21-18 victory over Wales to take third place.
Wales were left lamenting more poor goal-kicking after a 21-18 bronze medal defeat by Australia at Eden Park on Friday brought a disappointing end to a World Cup campaign that had promised so much.
Whilst most South Africans were left cursing Kiwi referee Bryce Lawrence after the Springboks' gut-wrenching quarterfinal loss to Australia two weeks ago, one South African-born player at the Rugby World Cup achieved something that the Boks did not in Wellington that day.
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.
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