England at the Rugby World Cup

The England national team have competed in every Rugby World Cup since the inaugural tournament in 1987. They have played 44 matches in eight tournaments, and won 31 for a winning record of 70.45%. Their best ever position was first in 2003, whilst they also participated in the 2007 final and the final of the 1991 competition. They have beaten three countries three times; Australia, France and the United States. Their worst record is against New Zealand whom they have never beaten in three matches, and South Africa who have defeated them in three of their four encounters.
England co-hosted the 1991 Rugby World Cup with Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France, with the final between England and Australia played at Twickenham. England was the sole host of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, although eight games were held at the Millennium Stadium, the Welsh national stadium in Cardiff.

Contents

By position

Year Round Position GP W D L PF PA
New ZealandAustralia 1987 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 0 2 103 48
United KingdomRepublic of IrelandFrance 1991 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 119 61
South Africa 1995 Fourth place 4th 6 4 0 2 158 146
Wales 1999 Quarter-finals 8th 5 3 0 2 250 115
Australia 2003 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 327 88
France 2007 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 0 2 140 122
New Zealand 2011 Quarter-finals 6th 5 4 0 1 149 53
England 2015 Pool Stage 10th 4 2 0 2 133 75
Japan 2019







Total 8/8 1 Title 44 31 0 13 1379 708

By tournament

1987

Main article: 1987 Rugby World Cup
Opposition For Against Date Venue Winner
Australia
6
19
1987-05-23 Concord Oval, Sydney Australia
Japan
60
7
1987-05-30 Concord Oval, Sydney England
United States
34
6
1987-06-03 Concord Oval, Sydney England
Wales
3
16
1987-06-08 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane Wales

1991

Main article: 1991 Rugby World Cup
Opposition For Against Date Venue Winner
New Zealand
12
16
1991-10-03 Twickenham, London New Zealand
Italy
36
6
1991-10-08 Twickenham, London England
United States
37
9
1991-10-11 Twickenham, London England
France
19
10
1991-10-19 Parc des Princes, Paris England
Scotland
9
6
1991-10-26 Murrayfield, Edinburgh England
Australia
6
12
1991-11-02 Twickenham, London Australia

1995

Main article: 1995 Rugby World Cup
Opposition For Against Date Venue Winner
Argentina
24
18
1995-05-27 Kings Park Stadium, Durban England
Italy
27
20
1995-05-31 Kings Park Stadium, Durban England
Western Samoa
44
22
1995-06-04 Kings Park Stadium, Durban England
Australia
25
22
1995-06-11 Newlands, Cape Town England
New Zealand
29
45
1995-06-18 Newlands, Cape Town New Zealand
France
9
19
1995-06-22 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria France

1999

Main article: 1999 Rugby World Cup
Opposition For Against Date Venue Winner
Italy
67
7
1999-10-02 Twickenham, London England
New Zealand
16
30
1999-10-09 Twickenham, London New Zealand
Tonga
101
10
1999-10-15 Twickenham, London England
Fiji
45
24
1999-10-20 Twickenham, London England
South Africa
21
44
1999-10-24 Stade de France, Saint-Denis South Africa

2003

Main article: 2003 Rugby World Cup
Opposition For Against Date Venue Winner
Georgia
84
6
2003-10-12 Subiaco Oval, Perth England
South Africa
25
6
2003-10-18 Subiaco Oval, Perth England
Samoa
35
22
2003-10-26 Telstra Dome, Melbourne England
Uruguay
111
13
2003-11-02 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane England
Wales
28
17
2003-11-09 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane England
France
24
7
2003-11-16 Telstra Stadium, Sydney England
Australia
20
17
2003-11-22 Telstra Stadium, Sydney England

2007

Main article: 2007 Rugby World Cup
Opposition For Against Date Venue Winner
United States
28
10
2007-09-08 Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens England
South Africa
0
36
2007-09-14 Stade de France, Saint-Denis South Africa
Samoa
44
22
2007-09-22 Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes England
Tonga
36
20
2007-09-28 Parc des Princes, Paris England
Australia
12
10
2007-10-06 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille England
France
14
9
2007-10-13 Stade de France, Saint-Denis England
South Africa
6
15
2007-10-20 Stade de France, Saint-Denis South Africa

2011

Main article: 2011 Rugby World Cup
Opposition For Against Date Venue Winner
Argentina 13 9 2011-09-10 Otago Stadium, Dunedin England
Georgia 41 10 2011-09-17 Otago Stadium, Dunedin England
Romania 67 3 2011-09-24 Otago Stadium, Dunedin England
Scotland 16 12 2011-10-01 Eden Park, Auckland England
France 12 19 2011-10-08 Eden Park, Auckland France

2015

Main article: 2015 Rugby World Cup
Opposition For Against Date Venue Winner
Fiji 35 11 2015-09-18 Twickenham Stadium, London England
Wales 25 28 2015-09-26 Twickenham Stadium, London Wales
Australia 13 33 2015-10-03 Twickenham Stadium, London Australia
Uruguay 60 3 2015-10-10 Manchester City Stadium, Manchester England

Overall record

Against Played Won Drawn Lost For Against  % Won
 Argentina
2
2
0
0
37
29
100
 Australia
6
3
0
3
82
113
50
 Fiji
2
2
0
0
80
35
100
 France
5
3
0
2
78
64
60
 Georgia
2
2
0
0
125
16
100
 Italy
3
3
0
0
130
33
100
 Japan
1
1
0
0
60
7
100
 New Zealand
3
0
0
3
57
93
0
 Romania
1
1
0
0
67
3
100
 Samoa
3
3
0
0
123
66
100
 Scotland
2
2
0
0
25
18
100
 South Africa
4
1
0
3
51
95
25
 Tonga
2
2
0
0
146
30
100
 United States
3
3
0
0
99
25
100
 Uruguay
2
2
0
0
171
16
100
 Wales
3
1
0
2
56
61
33.33
Total 44 31 0 13 1379 708
70.45

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