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2015 Rugby World Cup
Tournament details
Host country England
Dates 18 September – 31 October
Teams 20 (96 qualifying) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 13 (in 11 host cities)
Final positions
Champions New Zealand New Zealand (3rd title)
Runner-up Australia Australia
Third place  South Africa
Fourth place  Argentina
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2019

The 2015 Rugby World Cup was the 8th Rugby World Cup tournament. It was played in England from 18 September to 31 October. New Zealand won the tournament over Australia to win their 3rd title. 20 nations competed in the tournament.

Host nation

On 28 July 2009, the International Rugby Board chose England as the host for the 205 tournament, and Japan for the 2019 competition. Italy, Japan and South Africa all wanted to host the tournament.

Venues

The final venues and schedule were all confirmed on on 2 May 2013.

London London London Cardiff (Wales)
Wembley Stadium Twickenham Olympic Stadium Millennium Stadium
Capacity: 90,000 Capacity: 85,000 Capacity: 56,000 Capacity: 74,154
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Newcastle Manchester
St James' Park Manchester City Stadium
Capacity: 52,409 Capacity: 55,097
St James Park.jpg City of Manchester Stadium East Stand.jpg
Birmingham Leeds
Villa Park Elland Road
Capacity: 42,785 Capacity: 37,914
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Leicester Brighton Milton Keynes Gloucester Exeter
Leicester City Stadium Brighton Community Stadium Stadium mk Kingsholm Stadium Sandy Park
Capacity: 32,312 Capacity: 30,750 Capacity: 30,717 Capacity: 16,500 Capacity: 12,300
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Teams

Rugby World Cup 2015
     Country qualified for World Cup      Country failed to qualify      Country not an IRB member

12 of these teams qualified just from playing well in the last tournament, and the other 8 played in regional tournaments to qualify.

Asia

Africa

South America

North America

Europe

Oceania

Pool stage

Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts Qualification
1 Australia Australia 4 4 0 0 17 141 35 +106 1 17 Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
2  Wales 4 3 0 1 11 111 62 +49 1 13
3  England 4 2 0 2 16 133 75 +58 3 11 Qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
4  Fiji 4 1 0 3 10 84 101 –17 1 5
5  Uruguay 4 0 0 4 2 30 226 –196 0 0

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts Qualification
1  South Africa 4 3 0 1 23 176 56 +120 4 16 Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
2  Scotland 4 3 0 1 14 136 93 +43 2 14
3  Japan 4 3 0 1 9 98 100 –2 0 12 Qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
4  Samoa 4 1 0 3 7 69 124 –55 2 6
5  United States 4 0 0 4 5 50 156 –106 0 0

Pool C

Pos Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts Qualification
1 New Zealand New Zealand 4 4 0 0 25 174 49 +125 3 19 Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
2  Argentina 4 3 0 1 22 179 70 +109 3 15
3  Georgia 4 2 0 2 5 53 123 –70 0 8 Qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
4  Tonga 4 1 0 3 8 70 130 –60 2 6
5  Namibia 4 0 0 4 8 70 174 –104 1 1

Pool D

Pos Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts Qualification
1  Ireland 4 4 0 0 16 134 35 +99 2 18 Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
2  France 4 3 0 1 12 120 63 +57 2 14
3  Italy 4 2 0 2 7 74 88 –14 2 10 Qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
4  Romania 4 1 0 3 7 60 129 –69 0 4
5  Canada 4 0 0 4 7 58 131 –73 2 2

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
17 October — London (Twickenham)        
  South Africa  23
24 October — London (Twickenham)
  Wales  19  
  South Africa  18
17 October — Cardiff
    New Zealand  20  
  New Zealand  62
31 October — London (Twickenham)
  France  13  
  New Zealand  34
18 October— Cardiff
    Australia  17
  Ireland  20
25 October — London (Twickenham)
  Argentina  43  
  Argentina  15 Third place
18 October — London (Twickenham)
    Australia  29  
  Australia  35   South Africa  24
  Scotland  34     Argentina  13
30 October — London (Olmypic)

Statistics

Nicolas Sanchez 2015 RWC
Nicolás Sánchez was the top point-scorer.
Top points scorers
Player Team Points
Nicolás Sánchez  Argentina 97
Handré Pollard  South Africa 93
Bernard Foley Australia Australia 82
Dan Carter New Zealand New Zealand 82
Greig Laidlaw  Scotland 79
Ayumu Goromaru  Japan 58

Overall

  • Total number of points scored: 2,439
  • Average points per match: 50.81
  • Total number of tries scored: 271 (including 6 penalty tries)
  • Average tries per match: 5.65
  • Total number of braces: 26
  • Total number of hat-tricks: 8
  • Total number of conversions missed: 77
  • Total number of conversions scored: 194
  • Conversion success rate: 71.59%
  • Total number of penalty goals missed: 64
  • Total number of penalty goals scored: 227
  • Penalty goal success rate: 78.01%
  • Total number of drop goals scored: 8
  • Total number of penalty tries awarded: 6

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