Table 2 below sets out some additional details in relation to past finalists.
One of the most striking features is that France has reached three finals and unfortunately for them, lost in all three.
New Zealand’s sole loss in the final stage was to South Africa in 1995 (an era subsequently immortalised in the movie “Invictus”).
|Table 2||PAST RUGBY WORLD CUPS (1987 – 2011)|
|Total Outright RWC Wins||Total Final Appearances||Final Success Ratio|
|Sources: World Rugby website, own calculations|