Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Zealand and the Rugby World Cup


New Zealand in Rugby World Cup - my daughter crunches the figures

Year
Location
NZ place
Final Won
Final Lost
Teams
1987
New Zealand & Australia
Eden Park, Auckland

1st
New Zealand 29
France 9
16
1991
England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France
Twickenham Stadium, London

3rd (won against Scotland 13-6 after losing to Australia 6-16 in semis)
Australia 12
England 6
16
1995
South Africa
Ellis Park, Johannesburg

2nd
South Africa 15
New Zealand 12
16
1999
Wales (also England, France, Scotland and Ireland)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

4th (lost to SA 18-22 after losing to France 31-43 in semis)
Australia 35
France 12
20 – 1st professional RWC
2003
Australia
Telstra Stadium, Sydney

3rd (won 40-13 against France after losing to Australia 10-22 in semis)
England 20
Australia 17
20
2007
France (+ 4 in Wales & 2 in Scotland)
Stade de France, St-Denis, Paris
Quarter Finalists (lost to France 18-20)[1]
South Africa 15
England 6
20
2011
New Zealand
Eden Park, Auckland

1st
New Zealand 8
France 7
20



[1] Australia also lost in Quarters, against England 10-12; Fiji lost to SA; Scotland lost to Argentina – Argentina ended up 3rd beating France in the Bronze Final
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