Rugby World Cup 2015
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2015 Rugby World Cup 101
1987 The first Rugby World Cup took place in 1987, with Australia and New Zealand hosting. New Zealand won, beating France 29-9 in the final.1987 The first person to ever be sent off in the Rugby World Cup was Welsh player Huw Richards, playing against New Zealand in 1987.
1995 New Zealand also holds the record of having the highest number of points in a game – 145 against Japan in 1995
2003 England has only ever won the World Cup once, in 2003.
Qualifying happened between 2011 and 2014, and saw 84 teams whittled down to 20. The pools are:
A: Australia England Wales Fiji Uruguay
B: South Africa Samoa Japan Scotland USA
C: New Zealand Argentina Tonga Georgia Namibia
D: France Ireland Italy Canada Romania
Locations The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be held in England The venues are: Newcastle St James’ Park Leeds Elland Road Manchester Manchester City Stadium Leicester Leicester City Stadium Birmingham Villa Park Milton Keynes Stadium mk Gloucester Kingsholm Stadium Cardiff Millennium Stadium London Twickenham, Wembley Stadium, Olympic Stadium Brighton Brighton Community Stadium Exeter Sandy Park