The eighth edition of Rugby World Cup was also known as 2015 Rugby World Cup which was played from 18 September to 31 October in England. Twickenham Stadium in London hosted the final match between Australia and New Zealand. 20 teams participated in the tournament and New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup 2015 by defeating Australia in the final by 34-17.

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Pools

The twenty participating teams were divided into four pools each pool had 5 teams.

Pool APool BPool CPool D
EnglandSouth AfricaNew ZealandIreland
AustraliaSamoaArgentinaFrance
WalesScotlandGoergiaCanada
FijiJapanTongaItaly
UruguayUnited StatesNamibiaRomania

Venues

StadiumLocationCapacity
Wembley StadiumLondon90,000
TwickenhamLondon82,000
Millennium StadiumCardiff74,500
Manchester City StadiumManchester55,000
Olympic StadiumLondon54,000
St James’ ParkNewcastle52,500
Villa ParkBirmingham43,000
Elland RoadLeeds38,000
Leicester City StadiumLeicester32,500
Brighton Community StadiumBrighton30,800
Stadium MKMilton Keynes30,500
Kingsholm StadiumGloucester16,500
Sandy ParkExeter12,500

Fixtures

There were 48 matches played during the 2015 Rugby World Cup including knockout stage matches. Hosts England faced Fiji in the inaugural rugby match on Twickenham Stadium in London on 18 September.

Pool Stage

DATEFIXTUREVENUE
18 September, 2015England vs FijiTwickenham Stadium, London
19 September, 2015South Africa vs JapanBrighton Community Stadium, Brighton
Tonga vs GeorgiaKingsholm, Gloucester
Ireland vs CanadaMillennium stadium, Cardiff
France vs ItalyTwickenham Stadium, London
20 September, 2015Wales vs UruguayMillennium stadium, Cardiff
Samoa vs United StatesBrighton Community Stadium, Brighton
New Zealand vs ArgentinaWembley Stadium, London
23 September, 2015Australia vs FijiMillennium stadium, Cardiff
Scotland vs JapanKingsholm, Gloucester
France vs RomaniaOlympic Stadium, London
24 September, 2015New Zealand vs NamibiaOlympic Stadium, London
25 September, 2015Argentina vs GeorgiaKingsholm, Gloucester
26 September, 2015England vs WalesTwickenham Stadium, London
South Africa vs SamoaVilla Park, Birmingham
Italy vs CanadaElland Road, Leeds
27 September, 2015Australia vs UruguayVilla Park, Birmingham
Scotland vs United StatesElland Road, Leeds
Ireland vs RomaniaWembley Stadium, London
29 September, 2015Tonga vs NamibiaSandy Park, Exeter
1 October, 2015Wales vs FijiMillennium stadium, Cardiff
France vs CanadaStadium mk, Milton Keynes
2 October, 2015New Zealand vs GeorgiaMillennium stadium, Cardiff
3 October, 2015England vs AustraliaTwickenham Stadium, London
Samoa vs JapanStadium mk, Milton Keynes
South Africa vs ScotlandSt. James’ Park, Newcastle
4 October, 2015Argentina vs TongaLeicester City Stadium, Leicester
Ireland vs ItalyOlympic Stadium, London
6 October, 2015Uruguay vs FijiStadium mk, Milton Keynes
Canada vs RomaniaLeicester City Stadium, Leicester
7 October, 2015South Africa vs United StatesOlympic Stadium, London
Namibia vs GeorgiaSandy Park, Exeter
9 October, 2015New Zealand vs TongaSt.

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James’ Park, Newcastle
10 October, 2015Australia vs WalesTwickenham Stadium, London
England vs UruguayManchester City Stadium, Manchester
Samoa vs ScotlandSt. James’ Park, Newcastle
11 October, 2015United States vs JapanKingsholm, Gloucester
Argentina vs NamibiaLeicester City Stadium, Leicester
Italy vs RomaniaSandy Park, Exeter
France vs IrelandMillennium stadium, Cardiff

Knockout Stage

Quarter-Finals
17 October, 2015South Africa vs WalesTwickenham Stadium, London
New Zealand vs FranceMillennium stadium, Cardiff
18 October, 2015Ireland vs ArgentinaMillennium stadium, Cardiff
Australia vs ScotlandTwickenham Stadium, London
Semi-Finals
24 October, 2015South Africa vs New ZealandTwickenham Stadium, London
25 October, 2015Argentina vs AustraliaTwickenham Stadium, London
Bronze Final
30 October, 2015South Africa vs ArgentinaOlympic Stadium, London
Final
31 October, 2015New Zealand vs AustraliaTwickenham Stadium, London

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