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Teams from the Southern Hemisphere (Australia´s Wallabies, New Zealand´s All Blacks, & South Africa´s Springboks) have always been considered as the best in the World, but until 1987 there was not an official tournament where this could be confirmed or rejected. Besides, due to appartheid, South Africa was banned from official games until 1992, so they did not take part in the first two editions. The World Cup is also known as William Webb Ellis Trophy.

Los equipos del Hemisferio Sur (Wallabies de Australia, All Blacks de Nueva Zelanda y Springboks de Sudáfrica), han sido considerados tradicionalmente como los mejores del mundo, sin embargo, hasta 1987 no había ningún torneo oficial donde se pudiera demostrar esto. Además, debido al appartheid, Sudáfrica no pudo competir en torneos internacionales hasta 1992, por lo que no participó en las dos primeras ediciones. La Copa del Mundo es también conocida como Trofeo William Webb Ellis.

Edition Site / Lugar Year Champion / Campeón Runner Up / Finalista Third / Tercero
I New Zealand 1987 New Zealand France Wales
II England 1991 Australia England New Zealand
III South Africa 1995 South Africa New Zealand France
IV Wales (Cymru) 1999 Australia France South Africa
V Australia 2003 England Australia New Zealand
VI France 2007 South Africa England Argentina
VII New Zealand 2011 New Zealand France Australia



All the champions / Todos los campeones

I New Zealand & Australia 1987 (22.May / 20.Jun)

NEW ZEALAND Coach: Brian Lochore
Frano Botica, Mark Brooke-Cowden, Zinzan Brooke, Keiron Crowley, John Drake, Andy Earl, Sean Fitzpatrick, Grant Fox, John Gallagher, Craig Green, Michael Jones, David Kirk, John Kirwan, McCahill, Steve McDowell, Murray Pierce, Wayne Shelford, Joe Stanley, Warwick Taylor, Alan Whetton, Gary Whetton.
NZL 30-3 Sco Wal 16-3 Eng FRA 31-16 FIJ AUS 33-15 IRL
New Zealand 49-6 Wales France 30-24 Australia
New Zealand 29-9 France // (Wal 22-21 AUS)

II England 1991 (03.Oct / 02.Nov)

AUSTRALIA Coach: Bob Dwyer
David Campese, Troy Coker, Anthony Daly, John Eales, Rob Egerton, Nick Farr-Jones, John Flet, Daniel Herbert, Tim Horan, Phil Kearns, Jason Little, Michael Lynagh, Rod McCall, Ewan McKenzie, Jeff Miller, Willie Ofahengaue, Simon Poidevin, Matsy Roebuck, Peter Slattery.
Sco 28-6 SAM Eng 19-10 FRA NZL 29-13 CAN AUS 19-18 IRL
England 9-6 Scotland Australia 16-6 New Zealand
Australia 12-6 England // (NZL 13-6 Sco)

III South Africa 1995 (25.May / 24.Jun)

SOUTH AFRICA Coach: Kitch Christie
Mark Andrews, Robbie Brink, James Dalton, Os Durandt, Pieter Hendriks, Marius Hurter, Gavin Johnson, Andre Joubert, Ruben Kruger, Hennie le Roux, Japie Mulder, Krynaw Otto, Garry Pagel, Francois Pienaar, Adriaan Richter, Chris Rossouw, Johan Roux, Christiaan Scholtz, James Small, Rudolf Straeuli, Joel Stransky, Hannes Strydom, Balie Swart, Joost van der Westhuizen, Brendan Venter, Kobus Wiese, Chester Williams.
FRA 24-9 IRL RSA 42-14 SAM NZL 48-30 Sco Eng 25-22 AUS
South Africa 19-15 France New Zealand 45-29 England
South Africa 15-12 New Zealand // (FRA 19-9 Eng)

IV Wales (Cymru) 1999 (01.Oct / 06.Nov)

AUSTRALIA Coach: Rod McQueen
Andrew Blades, Tom Bowman, Matt Burke, Matt Cockbain, Mark Connors, Dan Crowley, John Eales, Owen Finegan, Michael Foley, David Giffin, George Gregan, Nathan Grey, Richard Harry, Daniel Herbert, Tim Horan, Rod Kafer, Phil Kearns, Toutai Kefu, Stephen Larkham, Chris Latham, Jason Little, Patricio Noriega, Jeremy Paul, Joe Roff, Scott Staniforth, Tiaan Strauss, Ben Tune, Chris Whitaker, Jim Williams, David Wilson.
AUS 24-9 Wal RSA 44-21 Eng NZL 30-18 Sco FRA 47-26 ARG
Australia 27-21 South Africa France 43-31 New Zealand
Australia 35-12 France // (RSA 22-18 NZL)

V Australia 2003 (10.Oct / 22.Nov)

ENGLAND Coach: Clive Woodward
Stuart Abbott, Neil Back, Iain Balshaw, Kyran Bracken, Mike Catt, Ben Cohen, Martin Corry, Lawrence Dallaglio, Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson, Will Greenwood, Danny Grewcock, Andy Gomersall, Richard Hill, Martin Johnson, Ben Kay, Jason Leonard, Josh Lewsey, Dan Luger, Lewis Moody, Mark Regan, Jason Robinson, Steve Thompson, Mike Tindall, Phil Vickery, Dorian West, Julian White, Jonny Wilkinson, Trevor Woodman, Joe Worsley.
NZL 29-9 RSA AUS 33-16 Sco FRA 43-21 IRL Eng 28-17 Wal
Australia 22-10 New Zealand England 24-7 France
England 20-17 Australia (NZL 40-13 FRA)

20. England: Woodman, Thompsom, Vickery (Leonard 86´), Martin Johnson, Kay, Hill (Moody 93´), Dallaglio, Back; Dawson, Wilkinson; Cohen, Tindall (Catt 79´), Greenwood, Robinson; y Lewsey (Balshaw 86´).
17. Australia: Young (Dunning 92´), Cannon (Paul 56´) Baxter, Harrison, Sharpe, G. Smith, Waugh, Lyons (Cockbain 56´); Gregan, Larkham (substituted by Giteau "bleeding" twice); Tuqiri, Flatley, Mortlock, Sailor (Roff 71´) y Rogers.
Score: Try: ensayo; Penalty Kick: Golpe de Castigo; Drop Goal: Drop

6´: TRY Lote Tuqiri (0-5) // 12´: PENALTY KICK Wilkinson (3-5) // 20´: PENALTY KICK Wilkinson (6-5) // 28´: PENALTY KICK Wilkinson (9-5) // 38´: TRY Robinson (14-5) // 47´: PENALTY KICK Elton Flatley (14-8) // 63´: PENALTY KICK Elton Flatley (14-11) // 80´: PENALTY KICK Elton Flatley (14-14)
Extra Time: 82´: PENALTY KICK Wilkinson (17-14) // 98´: PENALTY KICK Elton Flatley (17-17) // 100´: DROP GOAL Wilkinson (20-17)
Referee: Andre Watson, RSA.
Incidencias: Estadio olímpico de Sydney. Final de la V Copa del Mundo de rugby. Lleno, con presencia de miles de aficionados ingleses. Llovió antes y durante la segunda parte del partido. El primer ministro australiano, John Howard, entregó la Copa Webb Ellis al capitán inglés, Martin Johnson.

VI France 2007 (07.Sep / 20.Oct)

SOUTH AFRICA Coach: Jake White
Bakkies Botha, BJ. Botha, Gary Botha, Schalk Burger, Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis, Fourie du Preez, Jannie du Plessis, Os du Randt, Jaque Fourie, Bryan Habana, Butch. James, Ricky Januarie, Wayne Julies, Victor Matfield, Percy Montgomery, Johann Muller, Akona Ndungane, Wynand Olivier, Ruan Pienaar, JP Pietersen, Andre Pretorius, Danie Roussouw, Bobby Skinstad, John Smit, Juan Smith, Gurthro Steenkamp, Francois Steyn, Albert van den Berg, CJ van der Linde, Wickus van Heerden, Ashwin Willemse.
Eng 12-10 AUS FRA 20-18 NZL RSA 37-20 FIJ ARG 19-13 Sco
England 14-9 France South Africa 37-13 Argentina
South Africa 15-6 England // (ARG 34-10 FRA)

15 - Sudáfrica: Montgomery; Pietersen, Fourie, Steyn, Habana; James (ap.), Du Preez (m.m.); Rossouw (Van Heerden, m.73), Smith (B. du Plessis, m.75), Burger; Matfield, Botha; Van der Linde, Smit y Du Randt. 
6 - Inglaterra: Robinson (Hipkiss, m.48); Sackey, Tait, Catt (Flood, m.51), Cueto; Wilkinson (ap.), Gomarsal; (m.m.); Moody (Worsley, m.63) (Richards, m.71), Easter (Dallaglio, m.66), Corry; Kay, Shaw; Vickery (Stevens, m.41), Regan (Chuter, m.63) y Sheridan. 
Score: Try: ensayo; Penalty Kick: Golpe de Castigo; Drop Goal: Drop
Marcador:
3-0, m.7: golpe de Montgomery; 3-3, m.12: golpe de Wilkinson; 6-3, m.16: golpe de Montgomery; 9-3, m.40: golpe de Montgomery. Descanso. 9-6, m.44: golpe de Wilkinson; 12-6, m.51: golpe Montgomery; 15-6, m.62: golpe de Steyn. 
Árbitro: Alain Rolland (IRL) 
Incidencias: Final del Mundial de rugby disputada en el Estadio de Francia de Saint-Denis ante unos 80.000 espectadores. Asistieron los presidentes de la anfitriona Francia, Nicolas Sarkozy, de Sudáfrica, Thabo Mbeki, el primer ministro británico, Gordon Brown, y los príncipes británicos William y Harry. 

VII New Zealand 2011 (09.Sep /23.Oct)

NEW ZEALAND Coach: Graham Henry
John Afoa, Sonny Bill Williams, Anthony Boric, Jimmy Cowan, Aaron Cruden, Israel Dagg, Stephen Donald, Andy Ellis, Corey Flynn, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Hosea Gear, Zac Guildford, Andrew Hore, Cory Jane, Richard Kahui, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw, Keven Mealamu, Ma’a Nonu, Kieran Read, Conrad Smith, Adam Thomson, Brad Thorn, Isaia Toeava, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Sam Whitelock, Ali Williams, Tony Woodcock.
Wal 22-10 IRL FRA 19-12 Eng AUS 11-9 RSA NZL 33-10 ARG
France 9-8 Wales New Zealand 20-6 Australia
New Zealand 8-7 France // (AUS 21-18 Wal)
8 - New Zealand: Dagg; Jane, Smith, Nonu, Kahui; Cruden, Weepu; Woodcock, Mealamu, O Franks; Thorn, Whitelock; Kaino, McCaw, Read. Replacements: S. Williams for Nonu (76’), Donald for Cruden (34’), Ellis for Weepu (49’), Hore for Mealamu (49’), A. Williams for Whitelock (49’). Not Used: B. Franks, Thomson.
7 - France: Medard; Clerc, Rougerie, Mermoz, Palisson; Parra, Yachvili; Poux, Servat, Mas; Pape, Nallet, Dusautoir, Bonnaire, Harinordoquy. Replacements: Traille for Clerc (46’), Trinh-Duc for Parra (23’), Doussain for Yachvili (76’), Barcella for Poux (65’), Szarzewski for Servat (65’), Pierre for Pape (69’). Not Used: Ouedraogo
Scoring: 5-0 TRY by Woodcock (15’), 8-0 PENALTY KICK by Donald (46’), 8-7 TRY by Dusautoir + Trinh-Duc CONV. (47')
Referee: Craig Joubert (RSA)
Attendance: 61,079 at Edden Park, Auckland (NZL).



Estadísticas / Statistics
Medal table / Medallero
Ps. Country / País 1st 2nd 3rd Tot.
1. New Zealand 2 1 2 5
2. Australia 2 1 1 4
3. South Africa 2 0 1 3
4. England 1 2 0 3
5. France 0 3 1 4
6. Wales 0 0 1 1
. Argentina 0 0 1 1
 
7   7 7 7 21

John Eales, Daniel Herbert, Tim Horan, Phil Kearns & Jason Little (AUS, 1991 & 1999) and Os du Randt (RSA, 1995 & 2007) are the only players to win the World Cup twice / son los únicos jugadores que han ganado la Copa del Mundo dos veces.



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