The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams.
The first Rugby World cup tournament was first held in 1987 and it was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
The winners are awarded the William Webb Ellis Cup, named after William Webb Ellis. It is believed that Webb Ellis invented rugby.
|Winner||Score||Runner-up||3rd place||Score||4th place|
|1987||Australia & New Zealand||New Zealand||29–9||France||Wales||22–21||Australia|
|1991||England, France, Ireland , Scotland & Wales||Australia||12–6||England||New Zealand||13–6||Scotland|
|1995||South Africa||South Africa||15–12 (aet)||New Zealand||France||19–9||England|
|1999||Wales||Australia||35–12||France||South Africa||22–18||New Zealand|
|2003||Australia||England||20–17 (aet)||Australia||New Zealand||40–13||France|
|2011||New Zealand||New Zealand||8–7||France||Australia||21–18||Wales|