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Encyclopedia > 1987 Rugby World Cup
1987 Rugby World Cup
Host New Zealand
Nations 16
Defending champions N/A
Winners New Zealand
Runner-up France
Final
New Zealand 29 - 9 France
(20 June 1987)

The first Rugby World Cup took place in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, and was won by New Zealand. June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rugby World Cup can refer to: Rugby League World Cup Rugby Union World Cup This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Seven of the 16 places were automatically filled by the IRFB members – New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France – with South Africa unable to compete because of the international sports boycott due to apartheid. There was no qualification process to fill the remaining nine spots. Instead invitations were sent out to Argentina, Fiji, Italy, Canada, Romania, Tonga, Japan, Zimbabwe and the United States. A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


On the whole the tournament witnessed fairly one-sided matches, the seven IRFB members proving too strong for the other teams. Half of the 24 matches across the four pools saw one team score 40 or more points. It is therefore no surprise that five of the seven highest-scoring Rugby World Cup matches were witnessed during this tournament, a statistic that is echoed in the ‘most points by an individual’ and ‘most tries by a team’ statistics.


New Zealand won the final against France at Eden Park in Auckland by 29 points to 9.


The New Zealand team was captained by David Kirk and included such rugby greats as; Sean Fitzpatrick, John Kirwan, Grant Fox and Michael Jones. David Edward Kirk (born 5 October 1961 in Wellington) is a former New Zealand rugby player best known for having been the captain of the All Blacks when they won the inaugural Rugby Union World Cup in 1987. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... John James Kirwan (born 16 December 1964) is a New Zealand born rugby union footballer turned coach. ... Grant Fox is a New Zealand rugby union player, who was Captain of the All Blacks. ... Michael Niko Jones (born April 8, 1965 in Apia) has been named as one of the worlds greatest rugby union players of the all-time by The Times and also the 3rd greatest all black of all-time after Colin Meads and Sean Fitzpatrick respectively. ...

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Final Rounds

Quarter Finals

Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK...

Semi Finals

For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ...

Third/Fourth Place Play Off

For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ...

Final

See also


The William Webb Ellis Trophy, the main prize of the Rugby Union World Cup The Rugby World Cup is the premier international Rugby Union contest in the world, first held jointly in Australia and New Zealand in 1987, a full 33 years after the first Rugby League World Cup and...

Rugby World Cup Tournaments

1987 | 1991 | 1995 | 1999 | 2003 | 2007 | 2011 The Rugby World Cup can refer to: Rugby League World Cup Rugby Union World Cup This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... (Redirected from 2003 Rugby World Cup) The 2003 Rugby Union World Cup was the fifth world cup in rugby history. ... The 2011 Rugby Union World Cup will be the seventh time this tournament has been held. ...


 
 

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