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Who was the winner of the 2015 Rugby World Cup?

Who was the winner of the 2015 Rugby World Cup?

This was the first World Cup with no new teams to the tournament. Reigning champions New Zealand won the cup and defended their title by defeating Australia in the final 34–17; South Africa defeated Argentina to take third place. This was the first Rugby World Cup where no Northern Hemisphere team got beyond the quarter-finals.

Who was in the Rugby World Cup in 2011?

Of the 20 countries competing in the World Cup in 2011, there was only one change: Uruguay replaced Russia. This was the first World Cup with no new teams to the tournament. Reigning champions New Zealand won the cup and defended their title by defeating Australia in the final 34–17; South Africa defeated Argentina to take third place.

When did South Africa bid for the 2015 Rugby World Cup?

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) had confirmed its intent to bid for the 2015 tournament, and in May 2009 South Africa delivered its application to the IRB. South Africa had previously made an unsuccessful bid to host the 2011 RWC.

Who was last nation to bid for Rugby World Cup?

Wales was the last nation to officially pull out after they failed to submit a bid by 8 May 2009, but Wales backed England’s bid and some games were played at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. The final nations that bid for the right to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup were England, Japan, South Africa and Italy.

When was the last Rugby World Cup draw?

The draw, hosted by Will Greenwood, was conducted on 3 December 2012 in London, and used the World Rankings as of that day, just after the 2012 end-of-year rugby union internationals, which finished on 1 December 2012.

Who are the countries bidding for the 2015 Rugby World Cup?

A record 10 unions indicated formal interest in hosting the 2015 and/or the 2019 events: Australia, England, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Russia, Scotland, South Africa and Wales. Argentina had been reported in early 2008 as having given preliminary consideration to bidding, but did not ultimately formally indicate an interest in bidding.

How many points do you get in Rugby World Cup?

Teams receive four points for a win and two for a draw. A bonus point is awarded for scoring four tries or for a defeat by seven points or fewer. The winner and runner-up in each pool qualify for the quarter-finals.

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