It's 24 years since the first ever Rugby World Cup was held in New Zealand.
Sat Jun 20 1987. Rugby World Cup 1987, Final, Match 32. New Zealand. NZL. 29 - 9. France. FRA. Eden Park, Auckland Att: Thu Jun 18 1987.
1987 Rugby World Cup - The first Rugby World Cup commenced in 1987 which was hosted by Australia and New Zealand as hosting nations. Get information.
Referee: Stephen Hilditch Ireland. The result couldn't have been any better for a sport that many Kiwis felt had been let down by its administrators and top players the previous year. Players are bigger now of course which is why injuries are more frequent but it was still tough on the body back. Inaugural Rugby World Cup. Olympic Games Host Cities. Famous Commonwealth Games Athletes. New Zealand v Scotland 1987 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final