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2007 Rugby Union World Cup

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The 2007 Rugby Union World Cup will be the sixth world cup in rugby history, hosted by France in the autumn of 2007.

This world cup will have 20 nations contesting 48 matches over 44 days. Forty two matches will be spread between ten French cities, four matches will be played in Cardiff and two matches in Edinburgh.

The eight quarter-finalists from the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup (Australia, England (2003 champions), France, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, and Wales) all received automatic entry, with the other teams selected from a qualifying series around the world.

Contents

Group tables

Pool A
TeamWonDrawnLostForAgainstBPPoints
England
South Africa
Oceania 1
Americas 3
Repechage 2
Pool B
TeamWonDrawnLostForAgainstBPPoints
Australia
Wales
Oceania 2
Americas 2
Asia
Pool C
TeamWonDrawnLostForAgainstBPPoints
New Zealand
Scotland
Europe 1
Europe 2
Repechage 1
Pool D
TeamWonDrawnLostForAgainstBPPoints
France
Ireland
Americas 1
Europe 3
Africa 1

Four points for a win. Two points for a draw. One bonus point for scoring four tries. One bonus point for losing by seven points or less.


Venues

City Stadium Capacity
Saint-DenisStade de France80,000
Cardiff (Wales) Millennium Stadium 74,500
Edinburgh (Scotland) Murrayfield 67,500
MarseilleStade Vélodrome60,000
ParisParc des Princes49,000
LensStade Félix Bollaert41,800
LyonStade Gerland41,200
NantesStade de la Beaujoire38,500
ToulouseStade de Toulouse37,000
Saint-ÉtienneStade Geoffroy-Guichard36,000
BordeauxParc Lescure35,200
MontpellierStade de la Mosson33,900


Results

Group stage

Knock-out stages

Quarter finalists automatically qualify for the 2011 Rugby Union World Cup.

  • October 6: QF1: Winners Pool B v Runners-up Pool A (Marseille)
  • October 6: QF2: Winners pool C v Runners-up Pool D (Cardiff)
  • October 7: QF3: Winners Pool A v Runners-up Pool B (Marseille)
  • October 6: QF4: Winners Pool D v Runners-up Pool C (St-Denis)
  • October 13: SF1: Winners QF1 v Winners QF2 (St-Denis)
  • October 14: SF2: Winners QF3 v Winners QF4 (St-Denis)

See also

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