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1995 Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup 1995
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The 1995 Rugby World Cup or the Webb Ellis Cup was held in South Africa in the months of May and June and was the first to be hosted by any single nation. The first Rugby World Cup was held in the year 1987 in Australia and New Zealand and the second in 1991 saw main host England join hands with Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France to stage the matches.

The 1995 edition was the first Rugby World Cup for the hosts South Africa and the expectation in the country was really high.

The 1995 Rugby World Cup had 16 participating nations participating nations fighting for the trophy. Eight quarter-finalists from the earlier World Cup and the hosts South Africa gained automatic entry while the remaining teams of the total 16 positions to be filled in were chosen through regional qualifying rounds . The teams were grouped under four Pools and each pool had two automatically qualified teams and two teams who have played the qualifying tournament. After the group leg matches, the top two teams of each group advanced to the Quarter Finals and the winners of the four matches there advanced to the semifinal to face each other there. South Africa and New Zealand were the two teams to play in the final in which the hosts defeated the Kiwis through an extra-time goal.
  Participating National Teams  
Pool APool BPool CPool D
South Africa England New Zealand France
Australia Western Samoa Ireland Scotland
Romania Italy Wales Tonga
Canada Argentina Japan Ivory Coast
  Stadium Venues  
Stadium NameCapacityCity NameCountry
Ellis Park63000JohannesburgSouth Africa
Loftus Versfeld50000PretoriaSouth Africa
Newlands50000Cape TownSouth Africa
Kings Park Stadium50000DurbanSouth Africa
Boet Erasmus Stadium38950Port ElizabethSouth Africa
Free State Stadium40000BloemfonteinSouth Africa
Olympia Park30000RustenburgSouth Africa
Basil Kenyon Stadium22000East LondonSouth Africa
Danie Craven Stadium16000StellenboschSouth Africa
  1995 Rugby World Cup Results  
Scheduled DateTeam 1Match ResultTeam 2Stadium Venue
Pool A
05/25/95South Africa27 - 18AustraliaCape Town
05/26/95Canada34 - 3RomaniaPort Elizabeth
05/30/95South Africa21 - 8RomaniaCape Town
05/31/95Australia27 - 11CanadaPort Elizabeth
06/03/95Australia42 - 3RomaniaStellenbosch
06/03/95South Africa20 - 0CanadaPort Elizabeth
Pool B
05/27/95Italy18 - 42SamoaEast London
05/27/95Argentina18 - 24EnglandDurban
05/30/95Argentina26 - 32SamoaEast London
05/31/95England27 - 20ItalyDurban
06/04/95Argentina25 - 31ItalyEast London
06/04/95England44 - 22SamoaDurban
Pool C
05/27/95Japan10 – 57WalesBloemfontein
05/27/95Ireland19 - 43New ZealandJohannesburg
05/31/95New Zealand34 - 9WalesJohannesburg
05/31/95Ireland50 - 28JapanBloemfontein
06/04/95Ireland24 - 23WalesJohannesburg
06/04/95Japan17 - 145New ZealandBloemfontein
Pool D
05/26/95Cote D'Ivoire0 - 89ScotlandRustenburg
05/26/95France38 - 10TongaPretoria
05/30/95France54 - 18Cote D'IvoireRustenburg
05/30/95Scotland41 - 5TongaPretoria
06/03/95Cote D'Ivoire11 – 29TongaRustenburg
06/03/95France22 - 19ScotlandPretoria
Quarter Finals
06/10/95France36 - 12IrelandDurban
06/10/95South Africa42 - 14SamoaJohannesburg
06/11/95Australia22 - 25EnglandCape Town
06/11/95New Zealand48 - 30ScotlandPretoria
Semi Finals
06/17/95South Africa19 - 15FranceDurban
06/18/95England29 - 45New ZealandCape Town
3rd Place Play-Off
06/22/95England09 – 19FrancePretoria
06/24/95South Africa15 - 12New ZealandJohannesburg
Last Updated On : September 24, 2015