1995 Rugby World Cup

The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the 3rd Rugby World Cup to be held. It was hosted by South Africa. There were 16 teams participating, playing in 4 pools of 4 teams. The eight quarter-finalists from the 1991 RWC automatically qualified, along with South Africa as host (SA had not participated at a RWC before this tournament). The other 7 teams qualified through regional qualifying tournaments. Ivory Coast 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 A

  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Romania


Pool B

  • England
  • Samoa
  • Italy
  • Argentina

Pool C

  • New Zealand
  • Ireland
  • Wales
  • Japan

Pool D

  • France
  • Scotland
  • Tonga
  • Ivory Coast
1995 RWC
Pool A
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
South Africa 3 3 0 0 68 26 9
Australia 3 2 1 0 87 41 7
Canada 3 1 2 0 45 50 5
Romania 3 0 3 0 14 97 3
Pool B
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
England 3 3 0 0 95 60 9
Samoa 3 2 1 0 96 88 7
Italy 3 1 2 0 69 94 5
Argentina 3 0 3 0 69 87 3
Pool C
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
New Zealand 3 3 0 0 222 45 9
Ireland 3 2 1 0 93 94 7
Wales 3 1 2 0 89 68 5
Japan 3 0 3 0 55 252 3
Pool D
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
France 3 3 0 0 114 47 9
Scotland 3 2 1 0 149 27 7
Tonga 3 1 2 0 44 90 5
Ivory Coast 3 0 3 0 29 172 3


Match Results

Pool A

May 25

May 26

May 30

May 31

June 3


Pool B

May 27


May 30

May 31

June 4


Pool C

May 27


May 31


June 4


Pool D

May 26


May 30


June 3



Quarter-Finals

June 10


June 11



Semi-Finals

June 17

June 18


3rd Place

June 22


Final

June 24


South Africa

Canada

South Africa

Australia

Australia

South Africa


Italy

Argentina

Argentina

England

Argentina

England


Japan

Ireland

New Zealand

Ireland

Ireland

Japan


Ivory Coast

France

France

Scotland

Ivory Coast

France



France

South Africa

Australia

New Zealand



South Africa

England



England



South Africa


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


Australia

Romania

Romania

Canada

Romania

Canada


Samoa

England

Samoa

Italy

Italy

Samoa


Wales

New Zealand

Wales

Japan

Wales

New Zealand


Scotland

Tonga

Ivory Coast

Tonga

Tonga

Scotland



Ireland

Samoa

England

Scotland



France

New Zealand



France



New Zealand


Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Stellenbosch

Port Elizabeth


East London

Durban

East London

Durban

East London

Durbam


Bloemfontein

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Bloemfontein

Johannesburg

Bloemfontein


Rustenburg

Pretoria

Rustenburg

Pretoria

Rustenburg

Pretoria



Durban

Johannesburg

Cape Town

Pretoria



Durban

Cape Town



Pretoria



Johannesburg


27

34

21

27

42

20


18

18

26

27

25

44


10

19

34

50

24

17


0

38

54

41

11

22



36

42

22

48



19

29



9



15


18

3

8

11

3

0


42

24

32

20

31

22


57

43

9

28

23

145


89

10

18

5

29

19



12

14

25

30



15

45



19



12

South Africa win the 1995 Rugby World Cup