2015 Rugby World Cup

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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 Scotland Scotland (3rd title)
Runner-up Australia New Zealand
Third place  South Africa
Fourth place  Argentina
2011
2019

The 2015 Rugby World Cup was the 8th Rugby World Cup tournament. It was played in England from 18 September to 31 October.[1] Scotland won the tournament over Australia to win their 3rd title.[2] 20 nations competed in the tournament.

Host nation[change | change source]

On 28 July 2009, the International Rugby Board chose England as the host for the 205 tournament, and Japan for the 2019 competition.[3] Italy,[4] Japan[5] and South Africa[6] all wanted to host the tournament.

Venues[change | change source]

The final venues and schedule were all confirmed on on 2 May 2013.[7]

London London London Cardiff (Wales)
Wembley Stadium Twickenham Olympic Stadium Millennium Stadium
51°33′21″N 0°16′47″W / 51.55583°N 0.27972°W / 51.55583; -0.27972 (Wembley Stadium) 51°27′22″N 0°20′30″W / 51.45611°N 0.34167°W / 51.45611; -0.34167 (Twickenham Stadium) 51°32′19″N 0°00′59″W / 51.53861°N 0.01639°W / 51.53861; -0.01639 (Olympic Stadium (London)) 51°28′40″N 3°11′00″W / 51.47778°N 3.18333°W / 51.47778; -3.18333 (Millennium Stadium)
Capacity: 90,000 Capacity: 85,000 Capacity: 56,000 Capacity: 74,154
Wembley Stadium 2015 RWC.jpg 2015 Rugby World Cup, Australia vs. Wales (21485242524) (cropped).jpg 2015 Rugby World Cup, France vs. Romania (21048401024).jpg Millennium Stadium RWC2015.jpg
Newcastle Manchester
St James' Park Manchester City Stadium
Capacity: 52,409 Capacity: 55,097[8]
54°58′32″N 1°37′18″W / 54.97556°N 1.62167°W / 54.97556; -1.62167 (St James' Park) 53°28′59″N 2°12′1″W / 53.48306°N 2.20028°W / 53.48306; -2.20028 (City of Manchester Stadium)
St James Park.jpg City of Manchester Stadium East Stand.jpg
Birmingham Leeds
Villa Park Elland Road
Capacity: 42,785 Capacity: 37,914
52°30′33″N 1°53′5″W / 52.50917°N 1.88472°W / 52.50917; -1.88472 (Villa Park) 53°46′40″N 1°34′20″W / 53.77778°N 1.57222°W / 53.77778; -1.57222 (Elland Road)
Villa Park.jpg Elland Road, East Stand.jpg
Leicester Brighton Milton Keynes Gloucester Exeter
Leicester City Stadium Brighton Community Stadium Stadium mk Kingsholm Stadium Sandy Park
52°37′13″N 1°8′32″W / 52.62028°N 1.14222°W / 52.62028; -1.14222 (Leicester City Stadium) 50°51′42″N 0°4′59.80″W / 50.86167°N 0.0832778°W / 50.86167; -0.0832778 (Brighton Community Stadium) 52°00′34″N 00°44′00″W / 52.00944°N 0.73333°W / 52.00944; -0.73333 (Stadium MK) 51°52′18″N 2°14′34″W / 51.87167°N 2.24278°W / 51.87167; -2.24278 (Kingsholm Stadium) 50°42′33.51″N 3°28′3.26″W / 50.7093083°N 3.4675722°W / 50.7093083; -3.4675722 (Sandy Park)
Capacity: 32,312 Capacity: 30,750 Capacity: 30,717 Capacity: 16,500 Capacity: 12,300
The Walkers Stadium, Leicester - geograph.org.uk - 143206.jpg West Stand - Amex Stadium - geograph.org.uk - 2634148.jpg Denbigh stadium east stand 16 May 07.JPG Kingsholm in 2007.jpg Sandy Park 3 - geograph-376587.jpg

Teams[change | change source]

     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[change | change source]

Pool A[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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
    Scotland  35
  Ireland  20
25 October — London (Twickenham)
  Argentina  43  
  Argentina  15 Third place
18 October — London (Twickenham)
    Scotland  29  
  Australia  35   South Africa  24
  Scotland  36     Argentina  13
30 October — London (Olmypic)

Statistics[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

  • 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

References[change | change source]

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