The most recent rugby world cup was held in 2019. It was held between the months of September and November. This competition is held every four years. This year’s rugby world cup was held in Japan, which was the first Asian country to host the competition. The favourites in this competition were New Zealand and South Africa. All eyes were on New Zealand to see whether they would win another successive rugby world cup trophy. A total of 45 matches being played within the period the rugby world cup was held.
Moments of Surprise
The competition had surprising moments as there were shocking results that led to the elimination of major great teams. Fiji suffered a surprise defeat in the competition. It was a great surprise to watch them get beaten by Uruguay, given they had given the South Americans a humbling 68-7 defeat earlier in the year. Therefore, nobody expected a different result on that day. Fans were surprised to watch Fiji crumble to Uruguay 27-30. Uruguay played a better game on that day compared to what they had played earlier in the year.
The final four teams in the tournament were easy to predict from the beginning of the tournament. South Africa was able to come from a defeat in the group stages and get to the finals. They then managed to beat England and win the rugby world cup. This was their third rugby world cup trophy in the seven rugby world cup competitions they have taken part in. Their glory was widely acclaimed in all parts of the world.
England became the runners up in this brilliant competition after suffering defeat in the finals. New Zealand became third in the 2019 rugby world cup. This is after they were able to beat Wales in the bronze competition.