2015 Rugby World Cup
The 2015 Rugby World Cup was the 8th Rugby World Cup tournament. It was played in England from 18 September to 31 October. Scotland won the tournament over Australia to win their 3rd title. 20 nations competed in the tournament.
|Dates||18 September – 31 October|
|Teams||20 (96 qualifying) (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||13 (in 11 host cities)|
|Champions||Scotland (3rd title)|
|Third place||South Africa|
On 28 July 2009, the International Rugby Board chose England as the host for the 205 tournament, and Japan for the 2019 competition. Italy, Japan and South Africa all wanted to host the tournament.
The final venues and schedule were all confirmed on on 2 May 2013.
|Wembley Stadium||Twickenham||Olympic Stadium||Millennium Stadium|
|Capacity: 90,000||Capacity: 85,000||Capacity: 56,000||Capacity: 74,154|
|St James' Park||Manchester City Stadium|
|Capacity: 52,409||Capacity: 55,097|
|Villa Park||Elland Road|
|Capacity: 42,785||Capacity: 37,914|
|Leicester City Stadium||Brighton Community Stadium||Stadium mk||Kingsholm Stadium||Sandy Park|
|Capacity: 32,312||Capacity: 30,750||Capacity: 30,717||Capacity: 16,500||Capacity: 12,300|
12 of these teams qualified just from playing well in the last tournament, and the other 8 played in regional tournaments to qualify.
|1||Australia||4||4||0||0||17||141||35||+106||1||17||Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup|
|3||England||4||2||0||2||16||133||75||+58||3||11||Qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup|
|1||South Africa||4||3||0||1||23||176||56||+120||4||16||Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup|
|3||Japan||4||3||0||1||9||98||100||–2||0||12||Qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup|
|1||New Zealand||4||4||0||0||25||174||49||+125||3||19||Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup|
|3||Georgia||4||2||0||2||5||53||123||–70||0||8||Qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup|
|1||Ireland||4||4||0||0||16||134||35||+99||2||18||Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup|
|3||Italy||4||2||0||2||7||74||88||–14||2||10||Qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup|
|17 October — London (Twickenham)|
|24 October — London (Twickenham)|
|17 October — Cardiff|
|31 October — London (Twickenham)|
|18 October— Cardiff|
|25 October — London (Twickenham)|
|18 October — London (Twickenham)|
|30 October — London (Olmypic)|
|Handré Pollard||South Africa||93|
|Dan Carter||New Zealand||82|
- Total number of points scored: 2,439
- Average points per match: 50.8
- Total number of tries scored: 271 (including 6 penalty tries)
- Average tries per match: 5.65
- Total number of braces: 26
- Total number of hat-tricks: 8
- Total number of conversions missed: 77
- Total number of conversions scored: 194
- Conversion success rate: 71.6%
- Total number of penalty goals missed: 64
- Total number of penalty goals scored: 227
- Penalty goal success rate: 78.0%
- Total number of drop goals scored: 8
- Total number of penalty tries awarded: 6
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