Who was the winner of the 2011 Rugby World Cup?
The tournament was won by New Zealand, who defeated France 8–7 in the final. The defending champions, South Africa, were eliminated by Australia 11–9 in the quarter-finals.
When did New Zealand win the Rugby World Cup?
The team that had made no concession to the pragmatism of a knockout tournament finally succumbed and the New Zealand All Blacks staggered, mauling, tackling and grinding, to their first victory at the World Cup since 1987. They did it the ugly way, but they won.
Who was the host of the Rugby World Cup in 2005?
The International Rugby Board (IRB) selected New Zealand as the host country in preference to Japan and South Africa at a meeting in Dublin on 17 November 2005. The tournament was won by New Zealand, who defeated France 8–7 in the final.
Which is the first Asian country to host the Rugby World Cup?
Japan was bidding to become the first Asian nation to host the first Rugby World Cup. Japan had the necessary infrastructure already in place, by virtue of its co-hosting the 2002 FIFA World Cup . South Africa had hosted the tournament in 1995.
When did New Zealand host the Rugby World Cup?
The IRB Council meeting in Dublin on 17 November 2005 announced that New Zealand had been selected after IRB inspections of each applicant host nation during June and July 2005. The event was expected to cost about NZ$ 310 million to run and to generate NZ$280 million in ticket sales.
When did the Rugby World Cup draw take place?
The draw was conducted in December 2008 and used the World Rankings as of 1 December 2008, after the Northern Hemisphere Autumn internationals. The teams were placed into three bands depending on their seedings at the time, with one team from each band in each of the pools.
Who is the coach of the Rugby World Cup?
Coach: Graham Henry. Has 81 wins in 96 Tests, with five Tri-Nations titles and three Grand Slam tours of the UK since taking over in 2004. But his reign will be considered a failure if he doesn’t deliver the World Cup, having been reappointed after 2007. Captain: Richie McCaw.
When was the last Rugby World Cup played?
The 2011 Rugby World Cup was an international rugby union tournament played in New Zealand from 9 September to 23 October 2011. Each of the 20 competing nations was required to confirm its 30-man squad by 23 August; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.