Rugby World Cup
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30px 1958 Rugby World Cup
A gold cup with two handles inscribed with "The International Rugby Football Board" and "The Web Ellis Cup"
The Webb Ellis Cup is awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1954
Number of teams 8
Regions Worldwide (IRB)
Holders Flag of England.svg England (1954)

The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams. The tournament was first held in 1954, when the tournament was hosted by England.


Year Host(s) Final Bronze Final Number of teams
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1954 Flag of England England Flag of England.svg
9–5 Flag of France.svg
Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg Wales and 23x15px Ireland 9
1958 Flag of France France 9
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