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The Webb Ellis Cup is the prize presented to winners of the Rugby World Cup, named after William Webb Ellis, who is credited with creating the game of rugby football. The trophy is also referred to simply as the Rugby World Cup. The trophy was chosen in 1987 as an appropriate cup for use in the competition. The words 'International Rugby Board' and 'The Webb Ellis Cup' are engraved on the face of the cup. It stands thirty-eight centimetres high and is silver gilded in gold, and supported by two cast scroll handles, one with the head of a satyr, and the other a head of anymph.In Australia the trophy is colloquially known as "Bill" (a reference to William Webb Ellis).

Tournaments

Year Host(s) Final Bronze Final
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1987
Details
Australia &
New Zealand

New Zealand
29–9
France

Wales
22–21
Australia
1991
Details
England,
France,
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Scotland &
Wales

Australia
12–6
England

New Zealand
13–6
Scotland
1995
Details
South Africa
South Africa
15–12
(aet)

New Zealand

France
19–9
England
1999
Details
Wales
Australia
35–12
France

South Africa
22–18
New Zealand
2003
Details
Australia
England
20–17
(aet)

Australia

New Zealand
40–13
France
2007
Details
France
South Africa
15–6
England

Argentina
34–10
France
2011
Details
New Zealand
2015
Details
England
2019
Details
Japan

 

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