New Zealand became the first nation to retain the Rugby World Cup as Dan Carter inspired the All-Blacks to a third World Cup crown with a convincing 34-17 victory over Australia.
New Zealand booked their place in a second successive Rugby World Cup final as the All-Blacks edged out South Africa 20-18 in a tight affair at Twickenham to keep hopes of becoming the first nation to retain the World Cup alive.
Ireland are out of the Rugby World Cup after the Boys in Green were outclassed by Argentina who took advantage of an injury-plagued Ireland and book their place in the semi-finals with a 43-20 win in Cardiff.
Ireland secured top spot in pool D and avoided a clash with New Zealand as Joe Schmidt’s side made it four wins from four with a 24-9 victory over France in Cardiff.
It was disaster for England as they became the first host nation to crash out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stages as Australia came away with a fully deserving 33-13 victory to book their place in the quarter-finals.
Ireland ran out comfortable winners over Romania in their pool D match as Joe Schmidt’s side secured a 44-10 bonus point win in front of a record crowd for a Rugby World Cup game at Wembley.
Injury-plagued Wales pulled off an incredible victory over hosts England in their Pool A clash as Dan Biggar scored a crucial penalty to hand Warren Gatland’s side a 28-25 victory at Twickenham.
Hosts England got off to a flying start in their Rugby World Cup campaign on Friday night with a late try from Billy Vunipola earning the Three Lions a comfortable 35-11 opening win over Fiji.
The Rugby World Cup kick-off’s tonight as hosts England take on Fiji, as over the next six weeks 20 nations battle it out but only one will be crowned world champions.