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World Cup 1995

Overview
The cup was hosted by South Africa. It was the first time the cup was hosted by only one nation and it was the first major competition hosted and played by South Africa after the end of apartheid.
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
Basil Kenyon Stadium, East London Group phase - Pool B 27/05/1995 Western Samoa - Italy 42-18
30/05/1995 Western Samoa - Argentina 32-26
04/06/1995 Italy - Argentina 31-25
Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth Group phase - Pool A 26/05/1995 Canada - Romania 34-4
31/05/1995 Australia - Canada 27-11
03/06/1995 South Africa - Canada 20-0
Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch Group phase - Pool A 03/06/1995 Australia - Romania 42-3
Ellis Park, Johannesburg Group phase - Pool C 27/05/1995 New Zealand - Ireland 43-19
31/05/1995 New Zealand - Wales 34-9
04/06/1995 Ireland - Wales 24-23
Quarter finals 10/06/1995 South Africa - Western Samoa 42-14
Final 24/06/1995 South Africa - New Zealand 15-12
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Group phase - Pool C 27/05/1995 Wales - Japan 57-10
31/05/1995 Ireland - Japan 50-28
04/06/1995 New Zealand - Japan 145-17
Kings Park Stadium, Durban Group phase - Pool B 27/05/1995 England - Argentina 24-18
31/05/1995 England - Italy 27-20
04/06/1995 England - Western Samoa 44-22
Quarter finals 10/06/1995 France - Ireland 36-12
Semifinals 17/06/1995 South Africa - France 19-15
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Group phase - Pool D 26/05/1995 France - Tonga 38-10
30/05/1995 Scotland - Tonga 41-5
03/06/1995 France - Scotland 22-19
Quarter finals 11/06/1995 New Zealand - Scotland 48-30
Bronze Final 22/06/1995 France - England 19-9
Newlands, Cape Town Group phase - Pool A 25/05/1995 South Africa - Australia 27-18
30/05/1995 South Africa - Romania 21-8
Quarter finals 11/06/1995 England - Australia 25-22
Semifinals 18/06/1995 New Zealand - England 45-29
Olympia Park, Rustenburg Group phase - Pool D 26/05/1995 Scotland - Ivory Coast 89-0
30/05/1995 France - Ivory Coast 54-18
03/06/1995 Tonga - Ivory Coast 29-11



Final results

Group phase
Poule A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1South Africa9330068264263Qualified to quarter finals
2Australia73201874146113
3Canada531024550-545
4Romania330031497-83111

Matches
Group phase
25/05/1995South Africa - Australia27-18
26/05/1995Romania - Canada3-34
30/05/1995South Africa - Romania21-8
31/05/1995Australia - Canada27-11
03/06/1995Australia - Romania42-3
03/06/1995South Africa - Canada20-0

Poule B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1England9330095603567Qualified to quarter finals
2Western Samoa7320196888127
3Italy531026994-25711
4Argentina330036987-1866

Matches
Group phase
27/05/1995England - Argentina24-18
27/05/1995Italy - Western Samoa18-42
30/05/1995Argentina - Western Samoa26-32
31/05/1995England - Italy27-20
04/06/1995Argentina - Italy25-31
04/06/1995England - Western Samoa44-22

Poule C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1New Zealand9330022245177295Qualified to quarter finals
2Ireland732019394-11311
3Wales5310289682198
4Japan3300355252-197835

Matches
Group phase
27/05/1995New Zealand - Ireland43-19
27/05/1995Wales - Japan57-10
31/05/1995Ireland - Japan50-28
31/05/1995New Zealand - Wales34-9
04/06/1995Ireland - Wales24-23
04/06/1995New Zealand - Japan145-17

Poule D
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1France933001144767134Qualified to quarter finals
2Scotland7320114927122172
3Tonga531024490-4658
4Ivory Coast3300329172-143324

Matches
Group phase
26/05/1995France - Tonga38-10
26/05/1995Scotland - Ivory Coast89-0
30/05/1995France - Ivory Coast54-18
30/05/1995Scotland - Tonga41-5
03/06/1995France - Scotland22-19
03/06/1995Tonga - Ivory Coast29-11

Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
South Africa
6/10/1995 - 42-14South Africa
6/17/1995 - 19-15
Western SamoaSouth Africa
France6/24/1995 - 15-12
6/10/1995 - 36-12
France
IrelandSouth Africa
New Zealand
6/11/1995 - 48-30New Zealand
6/18/1995 - 45-29
Scotland
EnglandNew Zealand
6/11/1995 - 25-22
England
Australia
3rd place final
England
6/22/1995 - 9-19France
France