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Winners of the Rugby World Cup

All the Teams That Have won the Webb Ellis Cup

The Rugby World Cup has been held eight times to date. New Zealand have been the most successful team winning the Webb Ellis Cup at the inaugural World Cup in 1987 and then again in 2011 and 2015.

South Africa and Australia have both won twice. England is the only team from the northern hemisphere to have won the tournament, in 2003.

1987 – New Zealand Defeated France 29-9 Hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand. The final was held at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand in front of a crowd of 48,000.

1991 – Australia Defeated England 12-6 Hosted in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France. The final was held at Twickenham in England in front of a crowd of 56,000.

1995 – South Africa Defeated New Zealand 15-12 (score was 9-9 before extra time) Hosted in South Africa. The final was held at Ellis Park, Johannesburg in front of a crowd of 62,000.

1999 – Australia Defeated France 35-12 Hosted in Wales. The final was held at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, in front of a crowd of 72,500.

2003 – England Defeated Australia 20-17 (score was 14-14 before extra time) Hosted in Australia. The final was held at Telstra Stadium, Sydney in front of a crowd of 83,000.

2007 – South Africa Defeated England 15-6 Hosted in France. The final was held at Stade de France in Paris in front of a crowd of 80,000.

2011 – New Zealand Defeated France 8-7 Hosted in New Zealand. The final was held at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand in front of a crowd of 61,000.

2015 – New Zealand Defeated Australia 34-17 Hosted in England The final was held at Twickenham in England in front of a crowd of 80,000.

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