2015 Rugby World Cup
The 2015 Rugby World Cup, the 8th, was held in England. The event ran from the 18th September to 31th October 2015, with the final at Twickenham. The 20-team competition comprised four pools of five countries each. The winner was New Zealand, winning their third World Cup tournament. They beat Australia in the final, 34 to 17.
- The draw for the fixture pools was made in Dec 2012. See who your team will be playing.
- The 2015 World Cup of Rugby was played at 13 stadiums. See list of venues.
- Match schedule from the first match on Fri Sep 18 to the final on Sat Oct 31 at Twickenham Stadium.
- This tournament was the first to use Hawkeye technology, to improve decision-making by the television match official (TMO) and also used by medical staff to assist with player safety by identifying possible concussion instances and behind play incidents.
- In the early stages of the tournament, Japan had a famous win over South Africa. Their 34-32 victory in Brighton is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in sporting history.