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World Cup 1991

Overview
The 16 teams were divided into 4 pools of 4 teams, the first 2 qualifying for quarter finals.

Stadia

Stadiums involved were:

Venue Round Date Match Score
England
Cross Green, Otley Group phase - Pool A 05/10/1991 Italy - United States 30-9
Kingsholm, Gloucester Group phase - Pool A 08/10/1991 New Zealand - United States 46-6
Twickenham Stadium, London Group phase - Pool A 03/10/1991 England - New Zealand 12-18
08/10/1991 England - Italy 36-6
11/10/1991 England - United States 37-9
Final 02/11/1991 England - Australia 6-12
Welford Road, Leicester Group phase - Pool A 13/10/1991 New Zealand - Italy 31-21
France
Parc des Princes, Paris Quarter finals 19/10/1991 France - England 10-19
Parc Municipal des Sports, Brive Group phase - Pool D 12/10/1991 Romania - Fiji 17-15
Stade Armandie, Agen Group phase - Pool D 13/10/1991 France - Canada 19-13
Stade de la Méditerranée, Béziers Group phase - Pool D 04/10/1991 France - Romania 30-3
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse Group phase - Pool D 09/10/1991 Canada - Romania 19-11
Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne Group phase - Pool D 05/10/1991 Canada - Fiji 13-3
Stade Lesdiguières, Grenoble Group phase - Pool D 08/10/1991 France - Fiji 33-9
Stade Lille-Metropole, Villeneuve d'ascq Quarter finals 20/10/1991 New Zealand - Canada 29-13
Ireland
Kingspan Stadium, Belfast Group phase - Pool B 14/10/1991 Japan - Zimbabwe 52-8
Lansdowne Road, Dublin Group phase - Pool B 06/10/1991 Ireland - Zimbabwe 55-11
09/10/1991 Ireland - Japan 32-16
Quarter finals 20/10/1991 Ireland - Australia 18-19
Semifinals 27/10/1991 Australia - New Zealand 16-6
Scotland
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Group phase - Pool B 05/10/1991 Scotland - Japan 47-9
09/10/1991 Scotland - Zimbabwe 51-12
12/10/1991 Scotland - Ireland 24-15
Quarter finals 19/10/1991 Scotland - Western Samoa 28-6
Semifinals 26/10/1991 Scotland - England 6-9
Wales
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff Group phase - Pool C 06/10/1991 Wales - Western Samoa 13-16
09/10/1991 Wales - Argentina 16-7
12/10/1991 Wales - Australia 3-38
Bronze Final 30/10/1991 New Zealand - Scotland 13-6
Pontypool Park, Pontypool Group phase - Pool C 09/10/1991 Australia - Western Samoa 9-3
Sardis Road, Pontypridd Group phase - Pool C 13/10/1991 Western Samoa - Argentina 35-12
Stradey Park, Llanelli Group phase - Pool C 04/10/1991 Australia - Argentina 32-19



Group phase
Poule A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1New Zealand93300953956132Qualified to quarter finals
2England7320185335293
3Italy531025776-1979
4United States3300324113-89217

Matches
Group phase
03/10/1991England - New Zealand12-18
05/10/1991Italy - United States30-9
08/10/1991England - Italy36-6
08/10/1991New Zealand - United States46-6
11/10/1991England - United States37-9
13/10/1991New Zealand - Italy31-21

Poule B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1Scotland933001223686173Qualified to quarter finals
2Ireland732011025151127
3Japan531027787-101313
4Zimbabwe3300331158-127625

Matches
Group phase
05/10/1991Scotland - Japan47-9
06/10/1991Ireland - Zimbabwe55-11
09/10/1991Ireland - Japan32-16
09/10/1991Scotland - Zimbabwe51-12
12/10/1991Scotland - Ireland24-15
14/10/1991Japan - Zimbabwe52-8

Poule C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1Australia93300792554112Qualified to quarter finals
2Western Samoa7320154342083
3Wales531023261-2939
4Argentina330033883-45412

Matches
Group phase
04/10/1991Australia - Argentina32-19
06/10/1991Wales - Western Samoa13-16
09/10/1991Australia - Western Samoa9-3
09/10/1991Wales - Argentina16-7
12/10/1991Wales - Australia3-38
13/10/1991Argentina - Western Samoa12-35

Poule D
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1France93300822557122Qualified to quarter finals
2Canada7320145331244
3Romania531023164-3356
4Fiji330032763-36110

Matches
Group phase
04/10/1991France - Romania30-3
05/10/1991Canada - Fiji13-3
08/10/1991France - Fiji33-9
09/10/1991Canada - Romania19-11
12/10/1991Fiji - Romania15-17
13/10/1991France - Canada19-13

Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Scotland
10/19/1991 - 28-6Scotland
10/26/1991 - 6-9
Western SamoaEngland
France11/2/1991 - 6-12
10/19/1991 - 10-19
England
EnglandAustralia
New Zealand
10/20/1991 - 29-13New Zealand
10/27/1991 - 6-16
Canada
IrelandAustralia
10/20/1991 - 18-19
Australia
Australia
3rd place final
New Zealand
10/30/1991 - 13-6New Zealand
Scotland