Rugby World Cup: List of all past champions, including the mighty Springboks
Winning the Rugby World Cup is a divine sporting honour. Here are all of the winners and the teams they vanquished that year, including the defending champion Springboks.
The Springboks and the All Blacks lay claim to the joint-most Rugby World Cup crowns. Can you name every champion since 1987?
LIST OF ALL RUGBY WORLD CUP WINNERS
The William Webb Ellis trophy isn’t for everyone. Here’s the honours roll of all champions and the team they vanquished that year.
- 1987: New Zealand beat France
- 1991: Australia beat England
- 1995: South Africa beat New Zealand
- 1999: Australia beat France
- 2003: England beat Australia
- 2007: South Africa beat England
- 2011: New Zealand beat France
- 2015: New Zealand beat Australia
- 2019: South Africa beat England
All Blacks vs Springboks: H2H record, Memorable meetings, Madiba magic
RUGBY WORLD CUP OPENING WEEKEND FIXTURES
FRIDAY 08 SEPTEMBER
- France vs New Zealand (21:15 KO)
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
- Italy vs Namibia (13:00 KO)
- Ireland vs Romania (15:30 KO)
- Australia vs Georgia (18:00 KO)
- England vs Argentina (21:00 KO)
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- Japan vs Chile (13:00 KO)
- Springboks vs Scotland (17:45 KO)
- Wales vs Fiji (21:00 KO)
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