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Rugby World Cup Top 4 Positions

Name the countries who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in the Rugby World Cup.
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Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: October 28, 2023
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First submittedApril 24, 2016
Times taken55,421
Average score87.5%
Rating4.73
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Year
Winner
2nd Place
3rd Place
4th Place
2023
South Africa
New Zealand
England
Argentina
2019
South Africa
England
New Zealand
Wales
2015
New Zealand
Australia
South Africa
Argentina
2011
New Zealand
France
Australia
Wales
2007
South Africa
England
Argentina
France
2003
England
Australia
New Zealand
France
1999
Australia
France
South Africa
New Zealand
1995
South Africa
New Zealand
France
England
1991
Australia
England
New Zealand
Scotland
1987
New Zealand
France
Wales
Australia
59 Comments
+16
Level 78
Apr 24, 2016
Nice to see a featured rugby quiz. I have tons more if anybody is interested.
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Level 83
Jun 30, 2016
Agreed! I've made a few myself, wonder why this one popped up today?
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Level 68
Jun 30, 2016
Have some rugby league quizzes too if anyone of you Union fans fancy a try?
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Level 76
May 12, 2016
Maybe use the yellow box here? Otherwise, you can fluke these answers.
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Level 45
Jun 30, 2016
Agreed. You can get a decent score just by typing in New Zealand and Australia. A tad easy.
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Level 60
Oct 29, 2023
I think it's more fun that way.
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Level 85
Jun 23, 2016
As an American, I helped to bring those percentages of correct answers down :)
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Level 75
Jul 1, 2016
I know nothing about rugby so I just started typing every country I could think of from Europe, and then the British Empire. (Had time left and got Argentina on a lucky guess. Didn't make it to Africa so South Africa was the only one I missed.)
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Level 59
Jun 30, 2016
Yeah agreed with the yellow box, I knew 3 actual answers and still managed 100% very quickly. Cool quiz though we don't see enough of these
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2016
I'm surprised Ireland has never finished in the top 4.
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Level 55
Oct 7, 2020
Unfortunately it has become somewhat of a meme in the international rugby community. Perennial quarter finalists.
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Level 65
Oct 29, 2023
Still going...
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Level 77
Oct 29, 2023
Quarter Final voodoo is a thing.
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Level 45
Jul 3, 2016
Got Argentina just in time.
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Level 68
Nov 9, 2016
Could you make another quiz, the same as this, only with the yellow box?
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Level 50
Feb 2, 2019
Easy 5 points. Do I get 2 more if I get the conversion?
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Level 65
Oct 29, 2023
xD
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Level 49
Nov 2, 2019
Needs to be updated now, although all top 4 teams of 2019 are already in this edition anyway
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Level 67
Nov 3, 2019
That's the easiest five points I'll ever get.
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Level 77
Nov 3, 2019
One of the easiest. And that is saying something, considering that I normally have not a clue about rugby. I guess it helps to live in the UK, where you get inundated with news about the world cup, you just can't avoid it.
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Level 79
Nov 3, 2019
South Africa's conversion rate is pretty striking now.
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Level 79
Nov 3, 2019
Forgot about Wales and Scotland...
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Level 88
Nov 3, 2019
I don't know much of anything about rugby so I was pleasantly surprised that I managed to get 100% through educated guesses.
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Level 61
Nov 3, 2019
Wales, England, and Scotland are not a Country
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Level ∞
Nov 4, 2019
In rugby they are.
+3
Level 64
Sep 25, 2021
In real life they are, too ;)
+1
Level 58
Jun 4, 2024
Still not sovereign though ;)
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Level 67
Jul 9, 2024
Because rugby isn't real
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Level 79
Nov 4, 2019
Yay South africa beat England. Despite being kiwi keep the Webb Ellis in the southern hemisphere. Great quizz thanks
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Level 70
Nov 5, 2019
I missed one, Argentina, but I managed only 3 out of 5 points. 8 total answers, but somehow if you miss only one, you lose almost half the points, seems odd.

Great quiz, just not sure about how it is scored.

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Level 32
Nov 6, 2019
wonder why i saw this? (hint: RWC 2019)

good on south africa for winning this year.... hard luck new zealand :(

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Level 69
Dec 19, 2019
I missed England, Scotland and Wales.

Tried to type UK...

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Level 38
Jun 15, 2022
I thought USA invest so much on american football, they will be good on rugby too.Isn’t both games are almost same??
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Level 30
Jul 9, 2022
no
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Level 46
Nov 15, 2022
they are
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Level 65
Oct 29, 2023
Nah, USA is big on gridiron but not so hot in actual rugby.
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Level 64
Oct 29, 2023
Rugby and American football might have similar goals (get the ball to the end, tackle people) but the gameplay is extremely different because in rugby you aren't allowed to throw the ball forwards. Also in rugby the game doesn't stop when someone gets tackled, so there's a lot more incentive to avoid tackles by pass the ball (as opposed to NFL where being tackled after running a few yards forwards is generally a good thing).
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Level 69
Oct 30, 2023
Also, rugby players have to be better all-rounders. In American football, there a two different guys who come on only to kick the ball, but depending on the type of kick, it's not the same guy. In rugby, while there is some specialisation, pretty much every player needs to know how to defend and attack, how to tackle, how to carry the ball, etc.
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Level 41
Jul 23, 2022
Where's Ireland? Oh wait...
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Level 62
Oct 16, 2023
Still not there...
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Level 30
Sep 20, 2023
This is a "how fast can you type" quiz
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Level 62
Oct 16, 2023
You should update this quiz for 2023, Los Pumas made it to top 4 again :D

¡Vamos Argentina!

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Level 51
Oct 21, 2023
This certainly needs to be updated.
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2023
The World Cup hasn't even finished yet!
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Level 69
Oct 30, 2023
There's actually not a single new answer! :-D
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Level 65
Oct 29, 2023
ALL BLACKS!

But seriously, even though it's a Springboks win again, that match was good, cause it was close and filled with drama

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Level 65
Oct 29, 2023
Even though the refereeing was......uh......something to be spoken of.....
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Level ∞
Oct 29, 2023
I watched England v. South Africa. As a non-fan, it was confusing how South Africa won on a technical penalty from the scrum (or was it a ruck?) In my opinion, it was a very non-satisfying result that didn't make me eager to watch more rugby.
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Level 59
Oct 29, 2023
I woke up on a Sunday morning to be greeted by the final on TV in the 70th minute. I didn't watch most of the game, but I was utterly hooked. The All Blacks looked gutted, but they were a man down for nearly an hour, so they did well to get close really.
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Level 68
Oct 29, 2023
One point!
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Level 59
Oct 29, 2023
Let's not forget three wins by one point in the final phases, and the even more outrageous refereeing against France. O'Keeffe really need to be fired after those two disasters.
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Level 56
Oct 29, 2023
I agree. South Africa do quite a lot of winning by scrum penalties, which to my (relatively untutored) mind is perilously close to being bonus points for being heavier, rather than for having more skill in the game.
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Level 69
Oct 30, 2023
As a French person, I have to say the French have proven time and time again to be the worst losers ever. You can't imagine the barrage of whining you're subjected to when you live in this country. The only time I saw them graciously accept defeat was when the All Blacks score 60+ points on them in 2015, because, well, that's hard to argue with...
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Level 76
Jan 22, 2024
@ dunkinggandalf2 Qatar 2022 WC also comes to mind.
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Level 62
Oct 29, 2023
I had the thought "huh, I thought rugby was huge in the UK" when UK didn't work and KICKED myself when I saw the answers. Got all the non-UK ones though
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Level 66
Oct 29, 2023
Amazed Ireland have never made it.
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Level 65
Oct 29, 2023
Quarterfinals curse
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Level 35
Oct 29, 2023
Interesting how good the Southern Hemisphere countries (NZ, South Africa, Australia and Argentina) are in this sport.
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Level 75
Oct 30, 2023
Woo! Go Scotland!