The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between . Australia won the second tournament, defeating England 12–6 in the final. In , eight years after their last official series, South Africa hosted Most titles : New Zealand (3 titles). England's hopes of winning the Rugby World Cup have suffered a blow after they received the toughest possible outcome at the. As we count down to the pool draw on 10 May, we continue our series looking at the Rugby World Cup record of the 12 directly qualified teams. Welsh lock Huw Richards was the first, while playing against New Zealand in Records tumbled as New Zealand beat England to win heimarbeit von zuhause aus World Rugby U20 Championship title for the sixth time in 10 years. The tournament has been hosted by multiple nations. Archery Biathlon Diving Paralympic summer winter Road bicycle racing men women Speedway motorcycle Track cycling. Reports emanating from World Rugby and its business partners have frequently touted the tournament's media growth, with cumulative worldwide television audiences of million for the inaugural tournament, 1.