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1991 Rugby World Cup


The 1991 Rugby World Cup was jointly hosted by England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France. As the final was played at Twickenham, it is often erroneously assumed that England were the sole hosts. The desire to share the tournament between five rugby nations remains the most complicated hosting arrangement of the tournament to date, and it is not likely that it will ever be repeated. As the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup was dominated by the seven International Rugby Football Board (IRFB) members at the time, the second tournament would herald the emergence of other nations onto the world stage. A capacity crowd at Twickenham saw Australia triumph 12-6 against an England side that had suddenly abandoned their forward approach to play a running game.

Stadia

City Stadium Capacity
London Twickenham Stadium 82,000
Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium 67,800
Cardiff Cardiff Arms Park 53,000
Paris Parc des Princes 48,712
Dublin Landsdowne Road 36,000
Toulouse Stade Ernest-Wallon 19,000
Villeneuve d'Ascq Stadium Lille-Metropole 18,185
Béziers Stade de la Méditerranée 18,000
Leicester Welford Road 16,815
Brive Parc Municipal des Sports 16,000
Grenoble Stade Lesdiguières 14,000
Agen Stade Armandie 14,000
Bayonne Stade Jean Dauger 13,500
Gloucester Kingsholm 12,500
Belfast Ravenhill 12,300
Llanelli Stradey Park 10,800
Pontypool Pontypool Park 8,800
Pontypridd Sardis Road 7,200
Otley Cross Green 5,000

Qualification

The following 16 teams, shown by region, qualified for the 1991 Rugby World Cup. Of the 16 teams, eight of those places were automatically filled by quarterfinalists from the 1987 World Cup and did not have to play any qualification matches. Thirty-three nations competed in a qualification process designed to fill the remaining eight spots.

  • Africa
    • (Africa 1)
  • Americas
    • (Americas 2)
    • (Americas 1)
    • (Americas 3)
  • Oceania
    • (1987 Semi-finalist)
    • (1987 Quarter-finalist)
    • (1987 Champion)
    • (Asia 1)

  • Asia
    • (Asia 2)
  • Europe
    • (Joint Host and 1987 Quarter-finalist)
    • (Joint Host and 1987 Runner-up)
    • (Joint Host and 1987 Quarter-finalist)
    • (Europe 1)
    • (Europe 2)
    • (Joint Host and 1987 Quarter-finalist)
    • (Joint Host and 1987 Third Place)

Pool stage

Pool A

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points

3 0 0 95 39 9
2 0 1 85 33 7
1 0 2 57 76 5
0 0 3 24 113 3





Pool B

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
3 0 0 122 36 9
2 0 1 102 51 7
1 0 2 77 87 5
0 0 3 31 158 3





Pool C

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
3 0 0 79 25 9
2 0 1 54 34 7
1 0 2 32 61 5
0 0 3 38 83 3





Pool D

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
3 0 0 82 25 9
2 0 1 45 33 7
1 0 2 31 64 5
0 0 3 27 63 3





Knock-out stage

Quarter-finals




Semi-finals


Third-place play-off

Final

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