Rugby World Cup 2015™, England – Results & Fixtures

Rugby World Cup 2015 Results & Fixtures

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The Rugby World Cup 2015 was a supercharged event. The tournament, which ran in England from September 18 – October 31st, saw the globe’s best rugby players compete at an elite level in bid to claim the top place. Team New Zealand rose through the ranks to win the competition and took to the podium holding the prestigious Web Ellis Cup trophy once again. As back to back winners of the event, it was certainly the All Blacks time to shine. However, New Zealand’s championship pride didn’t come without a fight. Read on to find out which competing countries were the Kiwi’s most challenging opponents throughout rwc 2015.

Find out more about the Rugby World Cup 2015™, England!

 Pool Stage

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Qualified Teams

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All Match Scores 

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Results for Knockout Round


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Starting Teams

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Knockout Stage

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Round Highlights

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Top Try Scorers

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Dream Team

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What’s next? 


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Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Stage

The first round, or pool stage, saw the 20 teams divided into four pools of five teams, using the same format that was used in 2003, 2007, and 2011. Each pool was a single round-robin of ten games, in which each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same pool. Teams were awarded four points for a win, two points for a draw and none for a defeat. A team scoring four tries in one match scored a bonus point, as did a team that lost by fewer than eight points.

 

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool C
  Australia  South Africa  New Zealand  France 
  England  Samoa  Argentina  Irelandt 
  Wales  Samoa  Tonga  Italy
  Fiji  Japan  Georgia  Canada
  Uruguay  United States  Namibia  Romania

Rugby World Cup 2015 Ticket Pricing

Ticket prices were announced in November 2013 with general sale applications launching in September 2014.  Adult ticket prices started at £15 for pool matches and children’s tickets were available from £7 at 41 of the 48 matches. Tickets for the World Cup final ranged from £150 to £715.  


Qualified Teams

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Twenty teams played in the final tournament. They are listed below, along with their pre-tournament positions in the World Rugby Rankings. The list of teams was the same as in the 2003 tournament.

Rugby Europe:  England, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Scotland & Wales

Rugby Africa:  South Africa & Namibia

Asia Rugby:  Japan

Sudamérica Rugby:  Argentina & Uruguay 

NACRA:  Canada & United States

 

Rugby World Cup 2015 Squads

 🇦🇺 Australia: 

Head Coach: Michael Cheika

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
James Hanson Hooker 15 September 1988 (aged 27) 10 Australia Queensland Reds
Stephen Moore (c) Hooker 20 January 1983 (aged 32) 96 Australia Brumbies
Tatafu Polota-Nau Hooker 26 July 1985 (aged 30) 54 Australia Waratahs
Greg Holmes Prop 11 June 1983 (aged 32) 18 Australia Queensland Reds
Sekope Kepu Prop 5 February 1986 (aged 29) 56 Australia Waratahs
Scott Sio Prop 16 October 1991 (aged 23) 10 Australia Brumbies
James Slipper Prop 6 June 1989 (aged 26) 68 Australia Queensland Reds
Toby Smith Prop 10 October 1988 (aged 26) 1 Australia Melbourne Rebels
Sam Carter  Lock 10 October 1989 (aged 25) 12 Australia Brumbies
Kane Douglas Lock 1 June 1989 (aged 26) 16 Australia Queensland Reds
Dean Mumm Lock 5 March 1984 (aged 31) 37 Australia Waratahs
Rob Simmons Lock 19 April 1989 (aged 26) 53 Australia Queensland Reds
Will Skelton  Lock 3 May 1992 (aged 23) 12 Australia Waratahs
Scott Fardy Flanker 5 July 1984 (aged 31) 24 Australia Brumbies
Michael Hooper Flanker 29 October 1991 (aged 23) 46 Australia Waratahs
Sean McMahon Flanker 18 June 1994 (aged 21) 4 Australia Melbourne Rebels
David Pocock Flanker 23 April 1988 (aged 27) 50 Australia Brumbies
Ben McCalman Number 8 18 March 1988 (aged 27) 41 Australia Western Force
Wycliff Palu  Number 8 27 July 1982 (aged 33) 56 Australia Waratahs
Will Genia Scrum-half 17 January 1988 (aged 27) 60 Australia Queensland Reds
Nick Phipps Scrum-half 9 January 1989 (aged 26) 32 Australia Waratahs
Quade Cooper Fly-half 5 April 1988 (aged 27) 57 Australia Queensland Reds
Bernard Foley Fly-half 8 September 1989 (aged 26) 21 Australia Waratahs
Kurtley Beale Centre 6 January 1989 (aged 26) 53 Australia Waratahs
Matt Giteau Centre 29 September 1982 (aged 32) 96 France Toulon
Tevita Kuridrani Centre 31 March 1991 (aged 24) 24 Australia Brumbies
Matt Toomua Centre 2 January 1990 (aged 25) 25 Australia Brumbies
Adam Ashley-Cooper Wing 27 March 1984 (aged 31) 108 Australia Waratahs
Rob Horne Wing 15 August 1989 (aged 26) 27 Australia Waratahs
Drew Mitchell Wing 26 March 1984 (aged 31) 65 France Toulon
Henry Speight Wing 25 March 1988 (aged 27) 4 Australia Brumbies
Joe Tomane Wing 11 February 1990 (aged 25) 16 Australia Brumbies
Israel Folau Fullback 3 April 1989 (aged 26) 33 Australia Waratahs

England

Head coachEngland Stuart Lancaster

 
Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Jamie George Hooker 22 October 1990 (aged 24) 2 Saracens
Rob Webber Hooker 1 August 1986 (aged 29) 13 Bath
Tom Youngs Hooker 28 January 1987 (aged 28) 24 Leicester Tigers
Kieran Brookes Prop 29 August 1990 (aged 25) 12 Northampton Saints
Dan Cole Prop 9 May 1987 (aged 28) 52 Leicester Tigers
Joe Marler Prop 7 July 1990 (aged 25) 33 Harlequins
Mako Vunipola Prop 13 January 1991 (aged 24) 23 Saracens
David Wilson Prop 9 April 1985 (aged 30) 43 Bath
George Kruis Lock 22 February 1990 (aged 25) 8 Saracens
Joe Launchbury Lock 12 April 1991 (aged 24) 24 Wasps
Courtney Lawes Lock 23 February 1989 (aged 26) 40 Northampton Saints
Geoff Parling Lock 28 October 1983 (aged 31) 25 Exeter Chiefs
James Haskell Flanker 2 April 1985 (aged 30) 60 Wasps
Chris Robshaw (c) Flanker 4 June 1986 (aged 29) 39 Harlequins
Tom Wood Flanker 3 November 1986 (aged 28) 38 Northampton Saints
Nick Easter 1 Number 8 15 August 1978 (aged 37) 52 Harlequins
Ben Morgan Number 8 18 February 1989 (aged 26) 29 Gloucester
Billy Vunipola 1 Number 8 3 November 1992 (aged 22) 19 Saracens
Danny Care Scrum-half 2 January 1987 (aged 28) 52 Harlequins
Richard Wigglesworth Scrum-half 9 June 1983 (aged 32) 23 Saracens
Ben Youngs Scrum-half 5 September 1989 (aged 26) 49 Leicester Tigers
Owen Farrell Fly-half 24 September 1991 (aged 23) 31 Saracens
George Ford Fly-half 16 March 1993 (aged 22) 13 Bath
Brad Barritt Centre 7 August 1986 (aged 29) 23 Saracens
Sam Burgess Centre 14 December 1988 (aged 26) 2 Bath
Jonathan Joseph Centre 21 May 1991 (aged 24) 13 Bath
Henry Slade Centre 19 March 1993 (aged 22) 1 Exeter Chiefs
Jonny May Wing 1 April 1990 (aged 25) 16 Gloucester
Jack Nowell Wing 11 April 1993 (aged 22) 9 Exeter Chiefs
Anthony Watson Wing 26 February 1994 (aged 21) 11 Bath
Mike Brown Fullback 4 September 1985 (aged 30) 39 Harlequins
Alex Goode Fullback 7 May 1988 (aged 27) 18 Saracens

2015 Rugby World Cup All Match Scores

Date Game Score
Sat 19 Sep England v Fiji  35-11
Sat 19 Sep Tonga v Georgia  10-17
Sat 19 Sep Ireland v Canada  50-8
Sun 20 Sep South Africa v Japan  32-34
Sun 20 Sep France v Italy  32-10
Sun 20 Sep Samoa v USA  25-16
Sun 20 Sep Wales v Uruguay  54-9
Mon 21 Sep New Zealand v Argentina  26-16
Wed 23 Sep Scotland v Japan  45-10
Thu 24 Sep Australia v Fiji  28-13
Thu 24 Sep France v Romania  38-11
Fri 25 Sep New Zealand v Namibia  58-14
Sat 26 Sep Argentina v Georgia  54-9
Sat 26 Sep Italy v Canada  23-18
Sun 27 Sep South Africa v Samoa 46-6
Sun 27 Sep England v Wales  25-28
Sun 27 Sep Australia v Uruguay  65-3
Sun 27 Sep Scotland v USA  39-16
Mon 28 Sep Ireland v Romania  44-10
Wed 30 Sep Tonga v Namibia  34-21
Fri 2 Oct Wales v Fiji  23-13
Fri 2 Oct France v Canada  41-18
Sat 3 Oct New Zealand v Georgia  43-10
Sat 3 Oct Samoa v Japan  5-26
Sun 4 Oct South Africa v Scotland  34-16
Sun 4 Oct England v Australia  13-33
Mon 5 Oct Argentina v Tonga  45-16
Mon 5 Oct Ireland v Italy  16-9
Wed 7 Oct Canada v Romania  15-17
Wed 7 Oct Fiji v Uruguay  47-15
Thu 8 Oct South Africa v USA  64-0
Thu 8 Oct Namibia v Georgia  16-17
Sat 10 Oct New Zealand v Tonga  47-9
Sun 11 Oct Samoa v Scotland  33-36
Sun 11 Oct Australia v Wales  15-6
Sun 11 Oct England v Uruguay  60-3
Sun 11 Oct Argentina v Namibia  64-19
Mon 12 Oct Italy v Romania  32-22
Mon 12 Oct France v Ireland  9-24
Mon 12 Oct USA v Japan  18-28
Sun 18 Oct QF1: South Africa v Wales  23-19
Sun 18 Oct QF2: New Zealand v France  62-13
Sun 18 Oct QF3: Ireland v Argentina  20-43
Mon 19 Oct QF4: Australia v Scotland  35-34
Sun 25 Oct SF1: South Africa v New Zealand  18-20
Mon 26 Oct SF2: Argentina v Australia  15-29
Sat 31 Oct South Africa v Argentina  24-13
Mon 1 Nov Final: New Zealand v Australia  34-17

 

 

Rugby World Cup 2015 Results for the Knockout Round

Quarter Finals    
Match Match Score  Winner
South Africa vs Wales 23 – 19 South Africa 
New Zealand vs France  62 – 13 New Zealand
Ireland vs  Argentina  20 – 43 Argentina
Australia vs Scotland 35 – 34 Australia

 

Semi-Finals    
Match Match Score  Winner
South Africa vs New Zealand 18 – 20 New Zealand
Argentina v Australia 15 – 29 Australia

 

Bronze Medal Match    
Match Match Score  Winner
South Africa vs Argentina 24 – 13 South Africa

 

Gold  Medal Match    
Match Match Score  Winner
Australia v New Zealand  34 – 17 New Zealand

2015 Rugby World Cup Starting Teams


The following teams made up the rwc 2015 tournament.

  • Pool A. Australia. England. Wales. Fiji. Uruguay.
  • Pool B. South Africa. Samoa. Japan. Scotland. USA.
  • Pool C. New Zealand. Argentina. Tonga. Georgia. Namibia.
  • Pool D. France. Ireland. Italy. Canada. Romania.

*It will be exciting to see if any fresh nations are added to the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2019 line-up as the competition draws closer. Many of the above teams have already made the grade and qualified for the RWC 2019 which will be hosted by Japan.

    The 2015 Rugby World Cup Knockout Stage

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There was plenty of heavy hitting, edge of your seat on field match ups during the preliminary rounds. Unfortunately for the host nation, England suffered a whopping 33-13 loss to Australia in front of a shocked Twickenham stadium. This led to an early and somewhat embarrassing exit from the tournament. Meanwhile the Wallabies (AUS) captained by Stephen Moore proceeded to beat Scotland in the quarters (by 1 point!) and Argentina in the semis. Mind you that was before the All Black’s took their trans-Tasman rivals down in the final game 34-17! In summary it was a fitting result for the NZ squad aka the Rugby World Cup 2015 winners and a disappointing grand final loss for the Wallabies.

Round Highlights RWC 2015

alt="Rugby Player avoiding tackle at Rugby World Cup 2015"Here’s a few of Sportsnet Holidays favourite moments, match ups and player triumphs that made the Rugby World cup one of the most enthralling sporting events of 2015.

  • Favourite Player: Richie McCaw the formidable All Blacks captain. His impressive on-field skills and driven personality led him to Captain New Zealand all they way to the tournament win.
  • Best Fans: Man are the Irish fans loud! So too the thousands of enthusiastic Argentinean cheer squads that filled the stadiums. However, we’ll pass the ‘best fan’ crown to the English country men, who even after there team lost out, stayed on to support the other competitors in a show excellent of British manners.
  • Best Match: The Pool A game, England vs Wales at Twickenham stadium. Wales beat England 28-25 after pulling off a 10-point deficit and seemingly endless injuries. However, it was the magic ambience projected by the Twickenham crowd combined with the stunning Welsh win that made us grin.
  • The top point scorer of the entire tournament was Argentine fly-half Nicolás Sánchez with 97, from one try, 13 conversions, 20 penalties and two drop goals. New Zealand wing Julian Savea scored the most tries, eight, equalling the record for one tournament set by his compatriot Jonah Lomu and South African Bryan Habana.
  • Best Try: Fiji’s amazing length of field counter attack against Wales that saw Vereneki Goneva score a most convincing try was a major highlight for the Fijian side… and a thrilling moment for the crowds to witness worldwide

2015 Rugby World Cup Top Try Scorers

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Player Team Matches Tries
1. Julian Savea New Zealand 6 8
2. Nehe Milner-Skudder New Zealand 6 6
3. Bryan Habana South Africa 7 5
= Gareth Davies Wales 5 5
= Juan Imhoff Argentina 6 5
=JP Pietersen South Africa 6 5
7.= Drew Mitchell Australia 4 4
= DTH Van Der Merwe Canada 4 4
= Tommy Seymour Scotland 4 4
= Adam Ashley-Cooper Australia 5 4
11.= Cory Allen Wales 1 3
= Francois Louw South Africa 7 3
= Keith Earls Ireland 4 3
= Rob Kearney Ireland 4 3
= Santiago Cordero Argentina 6 3
= Mark Bennett Scotland 4 3
= Jack Nowell England 1 3
= Nick Easter England 2 3
= Anthony Watson England 4 3

2015 Rugby World Cup Dream Team

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What’s Next?

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