Rugby World Cup 2015 Results & Fixtures
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.
| Pool Stage
|All Match Scores
Results for Knockout Round
Top Try Scorers
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|
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.
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
Head Coach: Michael Cheika
Head coach: Stuart Lancaster
2015 Rugby World Cup All Match Scores
|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
|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|
|South Africa vs New Zealand||18 – 20||New Zealand|
|Argentina v Australia||15 – 29||Australia|
|Bronze Medal Match|
|South Africa vs Argentina||24 – 13||South Africa|
|Gold Medal Match|
|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
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
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
|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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