RWC 1991 Staged in Europe

The 1991 Rugby World Cup was hosted by a combination of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France. 8 Sides were seeded in from the 1987 quarter finalists and the other 8 came from a 32 nation tournament which lead to the pools.

Australia wrestled the trophy off hosts England at Twickenham, thanks in part to the performance of David Campese and his prematch words about how England couldn't run the ball, they subsequently tried to prove him wrong and didn't use their pack to it's full potential, Australia won 12-6.

Teams Reaching Pool Stages

Pool A England Italy New Zealand USA
Pool B Ireland Japan Scotland Zimbabwe
Pool C Argentina Australia Western Samoa Wales
Pool D Canada France Fiji Romania

Results from the pool games:

Date Venue Sides Scores
3 October 1991 Twickenham New Zealand v England 18-12
4 October 1991 Stradey Park Australia v Argentina 32-19
4 October 1991 Stade De La Mediterranee France v Romania 30-3
5 October 1991 Parc Municipal Saint-Leon Canada v Fiji 13-3
5 October 1991 Cross Green Italy v USA 30-9
5 October 1991 Murrayfield Scotland v Japan 47-9
6 October 1991 Cardiff Arms Park Western Samoa v Wales 16-13
6 October 1991 Lansdowne Road Ireland v Zimbabwe 55-11
8 October 1991 Stade Lesdiguieres France v Fiji 33-9
8 October 1991 Kingsholm New Zealand v USA 46-6
8 October 1991 Twickenham England v Italy 36-6
9 October 1991 Stade Municipal Canada v Romania 19-11
9 October 1991 Pontypool Park Australia v Western Samoa 9-3
9 October 1991 Landsdowne Road Ireland v Japan 32-16
9 October 1991 Murrayfield Scotland v Zimbabwe 51-12
9 October 1991 Cardiff Arms Park Wales v Argentina 16-7
11 October 1991 Twickenham England v USA 37-9
12 October 1991 Stade Municipal Romania v Fiji 17-15
12 October 1991 Murryfield Scotland v Ireland 24-15
12 October 1991 Cardiff Arms Park Australia v Wales 38-3
13 October 1991 Stade Armandie France v Canada 19-13
13 October 1991 Welford Road New Zealand v Italy 31-21
14 October 1991 Ravenhill Japan v Zimbabwe 52-8
14 October 1991 Sardis Road Western Samoa v Argentina 35-12

Quarter finals

19 October 1991 Murryfield Scotland v Western Samoa 28-6
19 October 1991 Parc Des Princes England v France 19-10
20 October 1991 Lansdowne Road Australia v Ireland 19-18
20 October 1991 Stade De Nord New Zealand v Canada 29-13

Semi Finals

26 October 1991 Murrayfield England v Scotland 9-6
27 October 1991 Lansdowne Road Australia v New Zealand 16-6

3rd place play off

26 October 1991 Cardiff Arms Park New Zealand v Scotland 13-6

Final

2 November 1991 Twickenham Australia v England 12-6