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The 1999 Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup
was the fourth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial international rugby union championship. It was principally hosted by Wales, and was won by Australia. This was the first Rugby World Cup to be held in the sport's professional era.[1] Although the majority of matches were played outside Wales
(shared between England, France, Scotland
and Ireland) the opening ceremony, the first match and the final were held in Cardiff. Four automatic qualification places were available for the 1999 tournament; Wales
qualified automatically as hosts, and the other three places went to the top three teams from the previous World Cup in 1995 – champions (South Africa), runners-up (New Zealand), and third-placed (France). Qualification for the final 16 places took place between 63 other nations. The tournament was expanded to 20 teams (from 16), divided into five pools of four teams, a scenario that necessitated a quarter-final play-off round involving the five runners-up and best third-placed team to decide who would join the pool winners in the last eight. The 1999 tournament saw the introduction of a repechage, effectively a second chance for teams that had finished runners-up in each qualifying zone. Uruguay and Tonga were the first nations to profit from the repechage, and took their places alongside fellow qualifiers Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Argentina, Fiji, Samoa, Romania, Canada, Namibia, Japan, Spain and the United States. The tournament began with the opening ceremony in the newly-built Millennium Stadium, with Wales
beating Argentina
23–18, and Colin Charvis scoring the first try of the tournament. Australia
won the tournament, becoming the first nation to do so twice and also to date the only team ever to win after having to qualify for the tournament, with a 35–12 triumph over France, who were unable to repeat their semi-final victory over pre-tournament favourites New Zealand.[2][3] The overall attendance for the tournament was 1.75 million.[4]


1 Qualifying 2 Venues 3 Pools and format 4 Squads 5 Pool stage

5.1 Pool A 5.2 Pool B 5.3 Pool C 5.4 Pool D 5.5 Pool E 5.6 Ranking of third-placed teams

6 Play-off stage

6.1 Quarter-final play-offs

7 Knock-out stage

7.1 Quarter-finals 7.2 Semi-finals 7.3 Third-place play-off 7.4 Final

8 Broadcasting 9 Broadcast UK history 10 References 11 External links

Qualifying[edit] Main article: 1999 Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup
qualifying The following 20 teams, shown by region, qualified for the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Of the 20 teams, only four of those places were automatically allocated and did not have to play any qualification matches. These went to the champions, runners-up and the third-placed nations at the 1995 and the tournament host, Wales. A record 65 nations from five continents were therefore involved in the qualification process designed to fill the remaining 16 spots.

Africa Americas Europe Oceania/Asia

 Namibia (Africa)  South Africa

(Americas 1)  Canada (Americas 2)  United States (Americas 3)  Uruguay ( Repechage

(Europe 2)  France  Ireland (Europe 1)  Italy (Europe 5)  Romania (Europe 4)   Scotland
(Europe 3)  Spain (Europe 6)  Wales

(Oceania 1)  Fiji (Oceania 2)  New Zealand  Samoa (Oceania 3)  Tonga ( Repechage
1)  Japan (Asia)

Venues[edit] Wales
won the right to host the World Cup in 1999. The centrepiece venue for the tournament was the Millennium Stadium, built on the site of the old National Stadium at Cardiff
Arms Park at a cost of £126 million from Lottery money and private investment. Other venues in Wales
were the Racecourse Ground
Racecourse Ground
and Stradey Park. An agreement was reached so that the other unions in the Five Nations Championship (England, France, Ireland and Scotland) also hosted matches. Venues in England
included Twickenham
and Welford Road, rugby union venues, as well as Ashton Gate in Bristol
and the McAlpine Stadium
McAlpine Stadium
in Huddersfield, which normally host football. Scottish venues included Murrayfield
Stadium, the home of the Scottish Rugby Union ; Hampden Park, the home of the Scottish Football Association ; and the smallest venue in the 1999 tournament, Netherdale, in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders. Venues in Ireland included Lansdowne Road, the traditional home of the Irish Rugby Football Union, Ravenhill and Thomond Park. France
used five venues, the most of any nation, including the French national stadium, Stade de France, which hosted the final of both the 1998 FIFA World Cup
1998 FIFA World Cup
and the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Cardiff Wrexham Llanelli Saint-Denis

Millennium Stadium Racecourse Ground Stradey Park Stade de France

Capacity: 74,500 Capacity: 15,500 Capacity: 10,800 Capacity: 80,000

London Edinburgh Glasgow Dublin

Twickenham Murrayfield Hampden Park Lansdowne Road

Capacity: 75,000 Capacity: 67,500 Capacity: 52,500 Capacity: 49,250

Lens Bordeaux Toulouse Huddersfield

Stade Félix Bollaert Parc Lescure Stadium de Toulouse McAlpine Stadium

Capacity: 41,800 Capacity: 38,327 Capacity: 37,000 Capacity: 24,500

Bristol Béziers Leicester Limerick

Ashton Gate Stadium Stade de la Méditerranée Welford Road Stadium Thomond Park

Capacity: 21,500 Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 16,500 Capacity: 13,500

Belfast Galashiels

Ravenhill Netherdale

Capacity: 12,500 Capacity: 6,000

Pools and format[edit]

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D Pool E

 South Africa  Scotland  Spain  Uruguay

 New Zealand  England  Italy  Tonga

 France  Fiji  Canada  Namibia

 Wales  Argentina  Samoa  Japan

 Australia  Ireland  United States  Romania

With the expansion of the Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup
from 16 to 20 teams an unusual and complex format was used with the teams split into five pools of four teams with each team playing each other in their pool once.

Pool A was played in Scotland Pool B was played in England Pool C was played in France Pool D was played in the principal host nation Wales Pool E was played in Ireland with matches played in both the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland

Points system The points system that was used in the pool stage was unchanged from both 1991 and 1995:

3 points for a win 2 points for a draw 1 point for playing

The five pool winners qualified automatically to the quarter-finals. The five pool runners-up and the best third-placed side qualified for the quarter-final play-offs. Knock-out stage The five pool runners-up and the best third-placed team from the pool stage (which was Argentina) contested the quarter-final play-offs in three one-off matches that decided the remaining three places in the quarter-finals, with the losers being eliminated. The unusual format meant that two pool winners in the quarter-finals would have to play each other. From the quarter-final stage it became a simple knockout tournament. The semi-final losers played off for third place. The draw and format for the knock-out stage was set as follows. Quarter-final play-offs draw

Match H: Pool B runner-up v Pool C runner-up Match G: Pool A runner-up v Pool D runner-up Match F: Pool E runner-up v Best third-placed team

Quarter-finals draw

Match M: Pool D winners v Pool E winners Match J: Pool A winners v Play-off H winners Match L: Pool C winners v Play-off F winners Match K: Pool B winners v Play-off G winners

Semi-finals draw

Match J winners v Match M winners Match L winners v Match K winners

A total of 41 matches (30 pool stage and 11 knock-out) were played throughout the tournament over 35 days from 1 October 1999 to 6 November 1999. Squads[edit] Main article: 1999 Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup
squads Pool stage[edit] The tournament began on 1 October 1999 in the newly built Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, with Wales
beating Argentina
in a hard fought game 23–18 to get their campaign off to a positive start. The Pool stage of the tournament played out as was widely expected with the Tri Nations teams of New Zealand
New Zealand
(who inflected a massive 101–3 win against Italy at the McAlpine Stadium
McAlpine Stadium
in Huddersfield), South Africa and Australia
all winning their pools easily without losing a single game. For the then Five Nations Championship teams who all played their pool matches in their own countries it was a case of mixed fortunes with France
winning their pool without losing a game. Host Wales
also won their pool, though they suffered 31–38 defeat at the hands of Samoa in front of a home crowd at the Millennium Stadium. However, as expected England, Ireland and Scotland
all finished second in their pools and were forced to try to qualify for the quarter-finals via the play-offs alongside fellow runners-up Samoa and Fiji, and Argentina
as the best third placed side from all five pools.

Qualified for quarter-finals

Qualified for quarter-final play-offs

Pool A[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts

 South Africa 3 3 0 0 132 35 9

 Scotland 3 2 0 1 120 58 7

 Uruguay 3 1 0 2 42 97 5

 Spain 3 0 0 3 18 122 3

2 October 1999 15:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

Spain  15–27  Uruguay

Pen: Kovalenco (5) 7', 40', 48', 50', 68' Report Try: Ormaechea 23' c Penalty try 64' c Cardoso 77' m Menchaca 80' m Con: Aguirre Sciarra Pen: Aguirre 15'

Netherdale, Galashiels Attendance: 3,761 Referee: Chris White (England)

3 October 1999 17:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

Scotland  29–46  South Africa

Try: M. Leslie Tait Con: Logan (2) Pen: Logan (4) Drop: Townsend

Try: Le Roux Kayser Van der Westhuizen Fleck A. Venter B. Venter Con: De Beer (5) Pen: De Beer (2)

Murrayfield, Edinburgh Attendance: 57,612 Referee: Colin Hawke (New Zealand)

8 October 1999 16:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

Scotland  43–12  Uruguay

Try: Russell Armstrong Metcalfe M. Leslie Simpson Townsend Con: Logan (5) Pen: Logan

Pen: Aguirre (3) Sciarra

Murrayfield, Edinburgh Attendance: 9,463 Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)

10 October 1999 17:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

South Africa  47–3  Spain

Try: Vos (2) Leonard Penalty try Muller Skinstad Swanepoel Con: De Beer (6)

Pen: Velazco Querol

Murrayfield, Edinburgh Attendance: 4,769 Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)

15 October 1999 17:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

South Africa  39–3  Uruguay

Try: Van den Berg (2) Van der Westhuizen Kayser Fleck Con: De Beer (4) Pen: De Beer (2)

Pen: Aguirre

Hampden Park, Glasgow Attendance: 3,500 Referee: Peter Marshall (Australia)

16 October 1999 15:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

Scotland  48–0  Spain

Try: Mather (2) McLaren Longstaff Hodge C. Murray Penalty try Con: Hodge (5) Pen: Hodge

Murrayfield, Edinburgh Attendance: 17,593 Referee: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

Pool B[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts

 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 176 28 9

 England 3 2 0 1 184 47 7

 Tonga 3 1 0 2 47 171 5

 Italy 3 0 0 3 35 196 3

2 October 1999 17:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

England  67–7  Italy

Try: Wilkinson Hill Luger Back De Glanville Corry Dawson Perry Con: Wilkinson (6) Pen: Wilkinson (5)

Try: Dominguez Con: Dominguez

Twickenham, London Attendance: 73,470 Referee: Andre Watson (South Africa)

3 October 1999 15:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

New Zealand  45–9  Tonga

Try: Lomu (2) Kelleher Maxwell Kronfeld Con: Mehrtens (4) Pen: Mehrtens (4)

Pen: Taumalolo (3)

Ashton Gate, Bristol Attendance: 22,000 Referee: Derek Bevan (Wales)

9 October 1999 16:30 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

England  16–30  New Zealand

Try: De Glanville Con: Wilkinson Pen: Wilkinson (3)

Try: Kelleher Wilson Lomu Con: Mehrtens (3) Pen: Mehrtens (3)

Twickenham, London Attendance: 72,000 Referee: Peter Marshall (Australia)

10 October 1999 19:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

Italy  25–28  Tonga

Try: Moscardi Con: Dominguez Pen: Dominguez (6)

Try: Taufahema Fatani Tuipulotu Con: Tuipulotu (2) Pen: Tuipulotu (2) Drop: Tuipulotu

Welford Road, Leicester Referee: David McHugh (Ireland)

14 October 1999 13:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

New Zealand  101–3  Italy

Try: Wilson (3) Osborne (2) Lomu (2) Randell Brown Cullen Hammett Gibson Robertson Mika Con: Brown (11) Pen: Brown (3)

Pen: Dominguez

McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield Attendance: 24,000 Referee: Jim Fleming (Scotland)

15 October 1999 13:00 WEST/GMT+01 (UTC+01)

England  101–10  Tonga

Try: Guscott (2) Greening (2) Luger (2) Healey (2) Greenwood (2) Dawson Perry Hill Con: Grayson (12) Pen: Grayson (4)

Try: Tiueti Con: Tuipulotu Pen: Tuipulotu

Twickenham, London Attendance: 72,485 Referee: Wayne Erickson (Australia)

Pool C[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts

 France 3 3 0 0 108 52 9

 Fiji 3 2 0 1 124 68 7

 Canada 3 1 0 2 114 82 5

 Namibia 3 0 0 3 42 186 3

1 October 1999 21:00 CEST/GMT+2 (UTC+02)

Fiji  67–18  Namibia

Try: Lasagavibau (2) Naivaluwaqa Raulini Satala Vuivau Smith Tikomaimakogai Katalau Con: Serevi (8) Pen: Serevi (2)

Try: Jacobs Senekal Con: Van Dyk Pen: Van Dyk (2)

Stade de la Méditerranée, Béziers Referee: David McHugh (Ireland)

2 October 1999 14:00 CEST/GMT+2 (UTC+02)

France  33–20  Canada

Try: Ntamack Glas Castaignède Magne Con: Dourthe (2) Pen: Dourthe (3)

Try: Williams (2) Con: Ross Rees Pen: Ross Rees

Stade de la Méditerranée, Béziers Referee: Brian Campsall (England)

8 October 1999 21:00 CEST/GMT+2 (UTC+02)

France  47–13  Namibia

Try: Mola (3) Ntamack Mignoni Bernat-Salles Con: Dourthe (4) Pen: Dourthe (3)

Try: Samuelson Con: Van Dyk Pen: Van Dyk (2)

Parc Lescure, Bordeaux Referee: Chris White (England)

9 October 1999 13:30 CEST/GMT+2 (UTC+02)

Fiji  38–22  Canada

Try: Satala (2) Vunibaka Lasagavibau Con: Little (3) Pen: Little (3) Drop: Little

Try: James Con: Rees Pen: Rees (4) Drop: Rees

Parc Lescure, Bordeaux Referee: Ed Morrison (England)

14 October 1999 20:30 CEST/GMT+2 (UTC+02)

Canada  72–11  Namibia

Try: Stanley (2) Snow (2) Nichols (2) Charron Ross Williams Con: Rees (9) Pen: Rees (3)

Try: Hough Pen: Van Dyk (2)

Stade de Toulouse Referee: Andrew Cole (Australia)

16 October 1999 14:00 CEST/GMT+2 (UTC+02)

France  28–19  Fiji

Try: Juillet Dominici Penalty try Con: Dourthe (2) Pen: Dourthe (2) Lamaison

Try: Uluinayau Con: Little Pen: Little (4)

Stade de Toulouse Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

Pool D[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts

 Wales 3 2 0 1 118 71 7

 Samoa 3 2 0 1 97 72 7

 Argentina 3 2 0 1 83 51 7

 Japan 3 0 0 3 36 140 3

1 October 1999 15:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Wales  23–18  Argentina

Try: Charvis Taylor Con: Jenkins (2) Pen: Jenkins (3)

Pen: Quesada (6)

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

3 October 1999 13:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Samoa  43–9  Japan

Try: Lima (2) So'oalo (2) Leaega Con: Leaega (3) Pen: Leaega (4)

Pen: Hirose (3)

Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Referee: Andrew Cole (Australia)

9 October 1999 14:30 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Wales  64–15  Japan

Try: Taylor (2) Howley Gibbs Llewellyn Thomas Bateman Howarth Penalty try Con: Jenkins (8) Pen: Jenkins

Try: Tuidraki Ohata Con: Hirose Pen: Hirose

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Referee: Joël Dume (France)

10 October 1999 13:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Argentina  32–16  Samoa

Try: Allub Pen: Quesada (8) Drop: Quesada

Try: Paramore Con: Leaega Pen: Leaega (3)

Stradey Park, Llanelli Referee: Wayne Erickson (Australia)

14 October 1999 15:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Wales  31–38  Samoa

Try: Thomas Penalty try (2) Con: Jenkins (2) Pen: Jenkins (4)

Try: Bachop (2) Falaniko Lam Leaega Con: Leaega (5) Pen: Leaega

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Referee: Ed Morrison (England)

16 October 1999 19:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Argentina  33–12  Japan

Try: Albanese Pichot Con: Contepomi Pen: Quesada (7)

Pen: Hirose (4)

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)

Pool E[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts

 Australia 3 3 0 0 135 31 9

 Ireland 3 2 0 1 100 45 7

 Romania 3 1 0 2 50 126 5

 United States 3 0 0 3 52 135 3

2 October 1999 19:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Ireland  53–8  United States

Try: Wood (4) Elwood (2) O'Driscoll Bishop Con: Humphreys (5) Pen: Humphreys Report Try: Dalzell Pen: Dalzell

Lansdowne Road, Dublin Attendance: 30,000 Referee: Joël Dume (France)

3 October 1999 19:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Australia  57–9  Romania

Try: Kefu (3) Roff (2) Kafer Burke Little Horan Con: Burke (5) Eales Report Pen: Mitu (3)

Ravenhill, Belfast Attendance: 12,500 Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)

9 October 1999 19:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

United States  25–27  Romania

Try: Shuman Hightower Lyle Con: Dalzell (2) Pen: Dalzell (2) Report Try: Petrache (2) Solomie (2) Con: Mitu (2) Pen: Mitu

Lansdowne Road, Dublin Attendance: 3,000 Referee: Jim Fleming (Scotland)

10 October 1999 15:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Ireland  3–23  Australia

Pen: Humphreys Report Try: Tune Horan Con: Burke (2) Pen: Burke (2) Eales

Lansdowne Road, Dublin Referee: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

14 October 1999 17:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Australia  55–19  United States

Try: Staniforth (2) Latham Whitaker Foley Burke Larkham Strauss Con: Burke (5) Roff Pen: Burke Report Try: Grobler Con: Dalzell Pen: Dalzell (4)

Thomond Park, Limerick Attendance: 13,000 Referee: Andre Watson (South Africa)

15 October 1999 19:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Ireland  44–14  Romania

Try: O'Shea (2) Ward Tierney O'Cuinneagain Con: Elwood (5) Pen: Elwood (2) Drop: O'Driscoll Report Try: Sauan Pen: Mitu (3)

Lansdowne Road, Dublin Attendance: 33,000 Referee: Brian Campsall (England)

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Qualified for quarter-final play-offs

Team W D L PF PA Pts

 Argentina 2 0 1 83 51 7

 Canada 1 0 2 114 82 5

 Uruguay 1 0 2 42 97 5

 Romania 1 0 2 50 126 5

 Tonga 1 0 2 47 171 5

Play-off stage[edit] The quarter-final play-offs were three one-off knock-out matches between the runners-up of each pool and the best third-placed side from all five pools to decide the remaining three places in the quarter-finals. The matches were played in mid-week between the completion of the pool stage and the start of the quarter-finals. The matches produced fairly easy wins for England, beating Fiji 45–24, and also for Scotland, beating Samoa 35–20. However, the final match produced the shock of the round where Argentina
upset Ireland 28–24 in Lens. Quarter-final play-offs[edit]

20 October 1999 13:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

England  45–24  Fiji

Try: Luger Back Beal Greening Con: Dawson Wilkinson Pen: Wilkinson (7) Report Try: Satala Nakauta Tikomaimakogai Con: Little (3) Pen: Serevi

Twickenham, London Attendance: 55,000 Referee: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

20 October 1999 15:30 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Scotland  35–20  Samoa

Try: C. Murray M. Leslie Penalty try Con: Logan Pen: Logan (5) Drop: Townsend Report Try: Lima Sititi Con: Leaega (2) Pen: Leaega (2)

Murrayfield, Edinburgh Attendance: 20,000 Referee: David McHugh (Ireland)

20 October 1999 20:30 CEST/GMT+2 (UTC+02)

Argentina  28–24  Ireland

Try: Albanese Con: Quesada Pen: Quesada (7) Report Pen: Humphreys (7) Drop: Humphreys

Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens Attendance: 22,000 Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)

Knock-out stage[edit] The winners from the quarter-final play-offs joined the pool winners (who unlike their counterparts had enjoyed a week long rest) in the quarter-finals, with England, hosts Wales
and Scotland
all being knocked out, and with France
(who beat Argentina
in their quarter-final) being the only team left from the Northern Hemisphere. The semi-finals, which were both played at Twickenham, produced two of the closest matches of the tournament, with Australia
beating South Africa 27–21 in extra-time after normal time ended with the scores locked at 21–21. The second semi-final between favourites New Zealand and underdogs France
was an all-time classic, as France overturned a 24–10 half-time deficit to win 43–31 and reach their second World Cup final. France
and Australia
met at the Millennium Stadium on 6 November 1999 with Australia
overcoming France
35–12 to become the first team to win the Webb Ellis Cup
Webb Ellis Cup
twice. The Cup was presented by HM Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
to Australian captain John Eales.[2][3] The overall attendance for the tournament was 1.75 million.[5]




24 October – Stade de France, Paris    


  South Africa  44

30 October – Twickenham, London

  England  21  

  South Africa  21

23 October – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

(a.e.t.)  27  

  Australia  24

6 November – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

  Wales  9  

  Australia  35

24 October – Murrayfield, Edinburgh    

    France  12

  New Zealand  30

31 October – Twickenham, London

  Scotland  18  

  New Zealand  31 Third place

24 October – Lansdowne Road, Dublin

      France  43   4 November – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

  France  47

  South Africa  22

  Argentina  26  

  New Zealand  18



23 October 1999 15:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Wales  9–24  Australia

Pen: Jenkins (3) Report Try: Gregan (2) Tune Con: Burke (3) Pen: Burke

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Attendance: 72,000 Referee: Colin Hawke (New Zealand)

24 October 1999 14:00 CEST/GMT+2 (UTC+02)

South Africa  44–21  England

Try: Van der Westhuizen P. Rossouw Con: De Beer (2) Pen: De Beer (5) Drop: De Beer (5) Report Pen: Grayson (6) Wilkinson

Stade de France, Saint-Denis Attendance: 75,000 Referee: Jim Fleming (Scotland)

24 October 1999 18:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Scotland  18–30  New Zealand

Try: C. Murray Pountney Con: Logan Pen: Logan Drop: Townsend Report Try: Umaga (2) Wilson Lomu Con: Mehrtens (2) Pen: Mehrtens (2)

Murrayfield, Edinburgh Attendance: 59,750 Referee: Ed Morrison (England)

24 October 1999 15:30 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

Argentina  26–47  France

Try: Pichot Arbizu Con: Quesada (2) Pen: Quesada (3) Contepomi Report Try: Garbajosa (2) Bernat-Salles (2) Ntamack Con: Lamaison (5) Pen: Lamaison (4)

Lansdowne Road, Dublin Attendance: 40,000 Referee: Derek Bevan (Wales)


30 October 1999 15:00 WEST/GMT+1 (UTC+01)

 Australia 27–21 (a.e.t.)  South Africa

Pen: Burke (8) Drop: Larkham Report Pen: De Beer (6) Drop: De Beer

Twickenham, London Attendance: 72,000 Referee: Derek Bevan (Wales)

31 October 1999 15:00 WET/GMT (UTC+00)

 France 43–31  New Zealand

Try: Lamaison Dominici Dourthe Bernat-Salles Con: Lamaison (4) Pen: Lamaison (3) Drop: Lamaison (2) Report Try: Lomu (2) Wilson Con: Mehrtens (2) Pen: Mehrtens (4)

Twickenham, London Attendance: 70,000 Referee: Jim Fleming (Scotland)

Third-place play-off[edit]

4 November 1999 20:00 WET/GMT (UTC+00)

New Zealand  18–22  South Africa

Pen: Mehrtens (6) Report Try: Paulse Con: Honiball Pen: Honiball (3) Drop: Montgomery (2)

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Attendance: 60,000 Referee: Peter Marshall (Australia)

Final[edit] Main article: 1999 Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup

6 November 1999 15:00 WET/GMT (UTC+00)

Australia  35–12  France

Try: Tune Finegan Con: Burke (2) Pen: Burke (7) Report Pen: Lamaison (4)

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Attendance: 72,500 Referee: André Watson (South Africa)

Broadcasting[edit] British television rights holders ITV acted as the host broadcaster for the tournament,[6] with coverage shown in 209 countries, to an audience of 3.1 billion viewers.[7] In Australia, the event was broadcast by Seven Network. Broadcast UK history[edit]

ITV (1 October 1999 – 6 November 1999)


^ The International Rugby Board
International Rugby Board
opened the sport to professionals in August 1995, after the 1995 tournament had been completed. ^ a b "1999: France
43–31 N Zealand – BBC Sport". BBC News. 24 September 2003. Retrieved 18 June 2013.  ^ a b "1999: Aussies rule world again – BBC". BBC News. 24 September 2003. Retrieved 18 June 2013.  ^ " New Zealand
New Zealand
Wins 2011 Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup
– Background and History". Goaustralia.about.com. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.  ^ " Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup
Background and History". Goaustralia.about.com. Retrieved 10 October 2011.  ^ "ITV SPORT TACKLES RUGBY WORLD CUP COVERAGE WITH HELP FROM BT". BT Broadcast Services. 19 April 1999.  ^ Cain, Nick; Growden, Greg (2011). "17". Rugby Union for Dummies 3rd Edition. John Wiley & Sons. p. 261. ISBN 9781119991823. 

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