Rugby World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of England England
Dates 5 – 17 March 1954
No. of nations 9
Final positions
Champions 10px  England
Runner-up 10px  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
1958

The 1954 Rugby World Cup was the first Rugby World Cup. It was held in England and it was between March 5 and March 17.

Pools and format

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3

 England
 Scotland
 Italy

 France
 Wales
 Spain

23x15px Ireland
 New Zealand
 Belgium

Pool stage

Pool 1

Team P W D L PF PA tries Pts
 England 2 2 0 0 42 6 36 4
 Scotland 2 1 0 1 20 17 3 2
 Italy 2 0 0 2 4 43 −29 0

Scotland  14–4  Italy
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England  29–0  Italy
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Scotland  6–13  England
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Pool 2

Team P W D L PF PA tries Pts
 France 2 2 0 0 38 14 24 4
 Wales 2 1 0 1 45 14 28 2
 Spain 2 0 0 2 2 57 −54 0

Wales  33–0  Spain
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Spain  2–24  France
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France  14–12  Wales
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Pool 3

Team P W D L PF PA tries Pts
23x15px Ireland 2 2 0 0 39 7 32 4
 New Zealand 2 1 0 1 38 11 27 2
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 2 61 −57 0

New Zealand  33–0  Belgium
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Belgium  2–28 23x15px Ireland
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Ireland 23x15px 11–5  New Zealand
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Knock-out stage

Semi Finals


England  10–9  Wales
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Ireland 23x15px 5–12  France
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Final


England  9–5  France
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