1999 Rugby World Cup

The 1999 Rugby World Cup was the 4th Rugby World Cup to be held. It was hosted by Wales but matches were held in England, Scotland, Ireland and France. There were 20 teams participating, playing in 5 pools of 4 teams. Only 4 teams qualified, Wales as host and the top three teams from the 1995 tournament - South Africa, New Zealand and France. All other teams played qualification matches.

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
  • Scotland
  • Uruguay
  • Spain


Pool B

  • New Zealand
  • England
  • Tonga
  • Italy

Pool C

  • France
  • Fiji
  • Canada
  • Namibia

Pool D

  • Wales
  • Samoa
  • Argentina
  • Japan

Pool E

  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Romania
  • USA
1999 RWC
Pool A
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
South Africa 3 3 0 0 132 35 9
Scotland 3 2 1 0 120 58 7
Uruguay 3 1 2 0 42 97 5
Spain 3 0 3 0 18 122 3
Pool B
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
New Zealand 3 3 0 0 176 28 9
England 3 2 1 0 184 47 7
Tonga 3 1 2 0 47 171 5
Italy 3 0 3 0 35 196 3
Pool C
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
France 3 3 0 0 108 52 9
Fiji 3 2 1 0 124 68 7
Canada 3 1 2 0 114 82 5
Namibia 3 0 3 0 42 186 3
Pool D
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Wales 3 2 1 0 118 71 7
Samoa 3 2 1 0 97 72 7
Argentina 3 2 1 0 83 51 7
Japan 3 0 3 0 36 140 3
Pool E
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Australia 3 3 0 0 135 31 9
Ireland 3 2 1 0 100 45 7
Romania 3 1 2 0 50 126 5
USA 3 0 3 0 52 135 3

NB: Pool D placings were determined by the points scored



Match Results

Pool A

October 2

October 3

October 8

October 10

October 15

October 26


Pool B

October 2

October 3

October 9

October 10

October 14

October 15


Pool C

October 1

October 2

October 8

October 9

October 14

October 16


Pool D

October 1

October 3

October 9

October 10

October 14

October 16


Pool E

October 2

October 3

October 9

October 10

October 14

October 15


Quarter-Final

Playoffs

October 20




Quarter-Finals

October 23

October 24




Semi-Finals

October 30

October 31


3rd Place

November 4


Final

November 6


Spain

Scotland

Scotland

South Africa

South Africa

Scotland



England

New Zealand

England

Italy

New Zealand

England



Fiji

France

France

Fiji

Canada

France



Wales

Samoa

Wales

Argentina

Wales

Argentina



Ireland

Australia

USA

Ireland

Australia

Ireland




England

Scotland

Argentina



Wales

England

Argentina

Scotland



Australia

France



New Zealand



Australia


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

v



v

v

v

v



v

v



v



v


Uruguay

South Africa

Uruguay

Spain

Uruguay

Spain



Italy

Tonga

New Zealand

Tonga

Italy

Tonga



Namibia

Canada

Namibia

Canada

Namibia

Fiji



Argentina

Japan

Japan

Samoa

Samoa

Japan



USA

Romania

Romania

Australia

USA

Romania




Fiji

Samoa

Ireland



Australia

South Africa

France

New Zealand



South Africa

New Zealand



South Africa



France


Galashiels

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Edinburgh



London

Bristol

London

Leicester

Huddersfield

London



Beziers

Beziers

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Toulouse

Toulouse



Cardiff

Wrexham

Cardiff

Llanelli

Cardiff

cardiff



Dublin

Belfast

Dublin

Dublin

Limerick

Dublin




London

Edinburgh

Lens



Cardiff

Paris

Dublin

Edinburgh



London

London



Cardiff



Cardiff


15

29

43

47

39

48



67

45

16

25

101

101



67

33

47

38

72

28



23

43

64

32

31

33



53

57

25

3

55

44




45

35

28



9

21

26

18



27

43



18



35


27

46

12

3

3

0



7

9

30

28

3

10



18

20

13

220

11

19



18

9

15

16

38

12



8

9

27

23

19

14




24

20

24



24

44

47

30



21

31



22



12

Australia win the 1999 Rugby World Cup