The Rugby World Cup is the premier rugby union tournament. It is held every four years. New Zealand won the 2011 Rugby World Cup on home soil. The Rugby World Cup has been won by four teams in its history: New Zealand 1987 and 2011, Australia in 1991 and 1999, South Africa in 1995 and 2007, and England in 2003. The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be hosted by England and Japan will host the 2019 tournament.
New Zealand added another accolade to the Webb Ellis Cup - again edging their rivals in our famous Team of the Tournament.
France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year at the 2011 IRB Awards in association with Emirates Airline, during a star-studded ceremony at Vector Arena in Auckland on Monday.
France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named International Rugby Board player of the year at a ceremony in Auckland.
Tens of thousands of people flocked onto the streets of downtown Auckland on Monday to celebrate New Zealand's World Cup victory over France.
As the 2011 Rugby World Cup gets carried off by the All Blacks, Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reflects on the real heroes of the tournament and the lessons we can learn for next time round (when England will win, of course!)
The 2011 Rugby World Cup is over. Like a child who waits and waits for Christmas and then suddenly it is over, so we waited for four years and now suddenly it is over, and New Zealand are the champions, beating France by a point in a gripping match. We give statistics from the final and the third-place play-off. They include the number of tackles.
Aaron Cruden said the thrill of winning a Rugby World Cup at home was more than enough to dull the pain of a potentially serious knee injury.
Deflated France hooker Dimitri Szarzewski said his side were "playing 15 against 16" in their Rugby World Cup final defeat against New Zealand.
Graham Henry can bow out a happy man after guiding the All Blacks to a World Cup final win that ended 24 years of pain for New Zealand.
Israel Dagg has revealed New Zealand's sense of "great relief" at ending a 24-year wait to be crowned world champions.
International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman Bernard Lapasset praised an "exceptional" World Cup on Monday and said New Zealand had put itself in position to host the tournament again.
France will head home after a troubled World Cup campaign knowing they stunned their many critics to push champions New Zealand to the limit in an 8-7 final defeat at Eden Park on Sunday.
Hundreds of thousands of jubilant New Zealanders packed central Auckland for the All Blacks victory parade Monday, celebrating their "ultimate achievement" in winning the Rugby World Cup.
Thank you Richie McCaw. Not for your inspiring leadership as New Zealand ended their 24-year Rugby World Cup drought, but rather for your rather accurate summation of events at the full-time whistle of Sunday's dramatic RWC Final.
Morgan Parra started the World Cup on the bench and ended it the same way, as an injury cut short his involvement in the first half of Sunday's final against New Zealand.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.