Main international tournaments
Rugby World Cup
The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams. The tournament was first held in 1987, when the tournament was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand are the current champions, having defeated Australia in the final of the 2015 tournament in England.
The William Webb Ellis Cup, current holder New Zealand All Blacks
Four countries have won the trophy; New Zealand have won it three times, two teams have won twice, Australia and South Africa, while England have won it once.
The next tournament will be held in Japan in 2019, it is the first World Cup hosted in Asia.
Six Nations Tournament
The Six Nations Tournament is an annual international rugby union competition involving six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. It is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The current champions are England, having won the 2016 tournament.
All time Six Nations winners:
- England-5 titles
- France-5 titles
- Wales- 4 titles
- Ireland-3 titles