Selected books on rugby:
(a new window will open at Kalahari.net)

Little Book of Rugby Legends
Little Book of Rugby Legends
Product details:

Author: Paul Morgan

Little Book of Rugby Legends

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128

...more

Rugby 2008
Historic Rugby
Product details:

Author: Barbara Stagg

Historic Rugby
 
Format: Softcover 
Pages: 127

...more

A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union
A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union
Product details:

Author: Huw Richards

A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union

Format: Softcover
Pages: 304

...more

 

1995 WORLD CUP
South Africa

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

The 1995 Rugby World Cup was hosted by South Africa. This was the first time that all the matches was hosted in one country. The 8 finalists of the previous World Cup and South Africa as hosts, were all automatic qualifiers. The other 7 places was filled by Ivory Coast, Argentina, Japan, Italy, Romania, Wales and Tonga who all played qualifying matches.

South Africa in their first World Cup kicked of proceedings on 25 May with a win against the previous champions, Australia. The tournament will be remembered as one with many highlights and interesting situations. Examples are the power failure at the Boet Erasmus Stadium in Port Elizabeth that nearly saw the game abandoned as well as the semi-final in Durban where heavy rains flooded the field and helicopters and ground staff with brooms tried to get rid of the water.

It was also the tournament that saw the rise of one of the greatest rugby phenomenon's in Jonah Lomu entering the international scene. South Africa was victors in their first World Cup after an emphatic final against New Zealand with a memorable winning drop kick by Joel Stransky in extra-time.

GENERAL

Host Nation South Africa
Number of nations 16
Champions South Africa
Runner-Up New Zealand
3rd Place France
4th Place England
Matches Played 32
Attendance 1,100,000 (31,250 per match)
Top Scorer Thierry Lacroix (112)
Most Tries Jonah Lomu (7)
MEMORABLE PLAYERS POOL STAGES


Francois Pienaar
Winning Captain

Pool A
Team P W D L F A Points
South Africa 3 3 0 0 68 26 9
Australia 3 2 0 1 87 41 7
Canada 3 1 0 2 45 50 5
Romania 3 0 0 3 14 97 3
South Africa 27 - 18 Australia
Canada 34 - 3 Romania
South Africa 21 - 8 Romania
Australia 27 - 11 Canada
South Africa 20 - 0 Canada
Australia 42 - 3 Romania


Thierry Lacroix
Highest Points Scorer

Pool B
Team P W D L F A Points
England 3 3 0 0 95 60 9
Western Samoa 3 2 0 1 96 88 7
Italy 3 1 0 2 69 94 5
Argentina 3 0 0 3 69 87 3
Italy 18 - 42 Western Samoa
Argentina 18 - 24 England
Western Samoa 32 - 26 Argentina
England 27 - 20 Italy
Argentina 25 - 31 Italy
England 23 - 22 Western Samoa


Jonah Lomu
Top Try Scorer

Pool C
Team P W D L F A Points
New Zealand 3 3 0 0 225 45 9
Ireland 3 2 0 1 93 94 7
Wales 3 1 0 2 89 68 5
Japan 3 0 0 3 55 252 3
Japan 10 - 57 Wales
Ireland 19 - 43 New Zealand
Ireland 50 - 28 Japan
New Zealand 34 - 9 Wales
Ireland 24 - 23 Wales
Japan 17 - 145 New Zealand

 
Pool D
Team P W D L F A Points
France 3 3 0 0 114 47 9
Scotland 3 2 0 1 149 27 7
Tonga 3 1 0 2 44 90 5
Ivory Coast 3 0 0 3 29 172 3
Ivory Coast 0 - 89 Scotland
France 38 - 10 Tonga
France 54 - 18 Ivory Coast
Scotland 41 - 5 Tonga
France 22 - 19 Scotland
Ivory Coast 11 - 29 Tonga
KNOCK-OUT STAGE
Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals
South Africa 42 - 14 Western Samoa
France 36 - 12 Ireland
England 25 - 22 Australia
New Zealand 48 - 30 Scotland
South Africa 19 - 15 France
England 29 - 45 New Zealand
Third-Place Play-off Final
France 19 - 9 England South Africa 15 - 12 New Zealand




This site can be viewed at almost any resolution
Please report any problems to the Webmaster
Copyright
CoZania August 2007