1991 Rugby World Cup

The 1991 Rugby World Cup was the 2nd Rugby World Cup to be held. It was hosted by the 5 Nations rugby unions, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and France. There were 16 teams participating, playing in 4 pools of 4 teams. The eight quarter-finalists from the 1987 RWC automatically qualified with the other 8 teams qualifying through regional qualifying tournaments. Samoa appeared for the first time at RWC

Points were awarded as:

  • 3 for a win
  • 2 for a draw
  • 1 for playing

To look at the results of the other Rugby World Cup tournaments click on this link:

Rugby World Cup


The teams in each pool were:

Pool 1

  • New Zealand
  • England
  • Italy
  • USA

Played in England

Pool 2

  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Zimbabwe

Played in Scotland and Ireland

Pool 3

  • Australia
  • Wales
  • Samoa
  • Argentina

Played in Wales

Pool 4

  • France
  • Fiji
  • Canada
  • Romania

Played in France

1991 RWC
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
New Zealand 3 3 0 0 95 39 9
England 3 2 1 0 85 33 7
Italy 3 1 2 0 57 76 5
USA 3 0 3 0 24 113 3
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Scotland 3 3 0 0 122 36 9
Ireland 3 2 1 0 102 51 7
Japan 3 1 2 0 77 87 5
Zimbabwe 3 0 3 0 31 158 3
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Australia 3 3 0 0 79 25 9
Samoa 3 2 1 0 54 34 7
Wales 3 1 2 0 32 61 5
Argentina 3 0 3 0 38 83 3
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
France 3 3 0 0 82 25 9
Canada 3 2 1 0 45 33 7
Romania 3 1 2 0 31 64 5
Fiji 3 0 3 0 27 63 3


Match Results

Pool 1

October 3

October 5

October 8


October 11

October 13


Pool 2

October 5

October 6

October 9


October 12

October 14


Pool 3

October 4

October 6

October 9


October 12

October 13


Pool 4

October 4

October 5

October 8

October 9

October 12

October 13


Quarter-Finals

October 19


October 20



Semi-Finals

October 26

October 27


3rd Place

October 30


Final

November 2


England

Italy

New Zealand

England

England

Italy



Scotland

Ireland

Ireland

Scotland

Scotland

Japan



Argentina

Wales

Australia

Wales

Wales

Argentina



France

Canada

France

Canada

Fiji

France



Scotland

France

Ireland

Canada



Scotland

Australia



New Zealand



England


v

v

v

v

v

v



v

v

v

v

v

v



v

v

v

v

v

v



v

v

v

v

v

v



v

v

v

v



v

v



v



v


New Zealand

USA

USA

Italy

USA

New Zealand



Japan

Zimbabwe

Japan

Zimbabwe

Ireland

Zimbabwe



Australia

Samoa

Samoa

Argentina

Australia

Samoa



Romania

Fiji

Fiji

Romania

Romania

Canada



Samoa

England

Australia

New Zealand



England

New Zealand



Scotland



Australia


London

Otley

Gloucester

London

London

Leicester



Edinburgh

Dublin

Dublin

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Belfast



Llanelli

Cardiff

Pontypool

Cardiff

Cardiff

Pontypridd



Beziers

Bayonne

Grenoble

Toulouse

Brive

Agen



Edinburgh

Paris

Dublin

Villeneuve-d'Ascq



Edinburgh

Dublin



Cardiff



London


12

30

46

36

37

21



47

55

32

51

24

52



19

13

9

16

3

12



30

13

33

19

15

19



28

10

18

13



6

16



13



6


18

9

6

6

9

31



9

11

16

12

15

8



32

16

3

7

38

35



3

3

9

11

17

13



6

19

19

29



9

6



6



12

Australia win the 1991 Rugby World Cup