Best Rugby Try Finishes at the Rugby World Cup 2015 – In Infographic
The Rugby World Cup is contested every four years between the top international Rugby teams. The World Cup was first organised in 1987, which was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The last World Cup was held in 2011 in New Zealand, where the host nation won the cup by defeating France.
The Champion nation of the world cup are awarded the William Webb Ellis Cup, named to honor William Webb Ellis, who invented rugby by picking up the ball during a football game according to popular legend. Just three nations have won the World Cup twice – Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The English rugby team also won the Rugby World Cup once in their history.
The Rugby World Cup is now organised and monitored by the sport’s international governing body, World Rugby. In the very first tournament in 1987, Sixteen teams were invited to participate in the inaugural world cup. However 20 teams have taken active part of the World Cup since 1999. As England is hosting the ongoing Rugby World cup, Japan is pre-selected to organised the world’s biggest rugby tournament in 2019.
The ongoing 2015 World Cup is the eights settlement of the RWC which is successfully in a true-run by the English organizers. The World cup schedule is started from 18th September and the Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final match of this much-awaited tournament on 31st October 2015. The host nation, England, was chosen to organize the cup this year way back in July 2009 while they defeat Italy, Japan and South Africa in the bidding process. As rumored, World Cup Limited, had recommended England to the International Rugby Board to select the nation to host the prestigious Rugby World Cup.
12 teams out of 20 total teams that are participating in this years Rugby World Cup has qualified by finishing in the top three places in their pools in the previous 2011 World Cup. The rest 8 national teams is selected through their regional competition. There is just one change in team formation from the previous settlement of Rugby World Cup i.e. Uruguay replaced the Russian Rugby Team. It is also the first ever world cup with no new teams in the group since it was first inaugurated in 1987.