1987 WC matches statistics

Host countries: New Zealand and Australia

Champions: New Zealand

Runners up: France

Dates: May 22 – June 20

Number of teams: 16

Matches played: 32

Venues: 11

Attendance: 604,500

Top scorer: Grant Fox (NZ) 126

Most tries: Craig Green (NZ) 6, John Kirwan (NZ) 6

Pool 1

Australia 19 – 7 England

United States 21 – 18 Japan

England 60 – 7 Japan

Australia 47 – 12 United States

Australia 42 – 23 Japan

England 34 – 6 United States

Concord Oval, Sydney, May 23

Ballymore, Brisbane, May 24

Concord Oval, Sydney, May 30

Ballymore, Brisbane, May 31

Concord Oval, Sydney, June 3

Concord Oval, Sydney, June 3

Standings W D L P F PA Pts

Australia 30 0 1 0 8 4 16

England 20 1 1 0 0 3 24

US 10 2 3 9 9 9 02

Japan 00 3 4 8 1 2 30

Pool 2

Canada 37 – 4 Tonga

Wales 13 – 6 Ireland

Wales 29 – 16 Tonga

Ireland 46 – 19 Canada

Ireland 32 – 9 Tonga

Wales 40 – 9 Canada

McLean Park, Napier, May 24

Athletic Park, Wellington, May 25

Showgrounds Oval, Palmerston North, May 29

Carisbrook, Dunedin, May 30

Ballymore, Brisbane, June 3

Rugby Park, Invercargill, June 3

Standings W D L P F PA Pts

Wales 30 0 8 2 3 1 6

Ireland 20 1 8 4 4 1 4

Canada 10 2 6 5 9 0 2

Tonga 00 3 2 9 9 8 0

Pool 3

New Zealand 70 – 6 Italy

Fiji 28 – 9 Argentina

New Zealand 74 – 13 Fiji

Argentina 25 – 16 Italy

Italy 18- 15 Fiji

New Zealand 46 – 15 Argentina

Eden Park, Auckland, May 22

Rugby Park, Hamilton, May 24

Lancaster Park, Christchurch, May 27

Lancster Park, Christchurch, May 28

Carisbrook, Dunedin, May 31

Athletic Park, Wellington, June 1

Standings W D L P F PA Pts

NZ 30 0 1 9 0 3 46

Fiji 10 2 5 6 1 0 12

Italy 10 2 4 0 1 1 02

Argentina 10 2 4 9 9 0 02

Pool 4

Romania 21 – 20 Zimbabwe

France 20 – 20 Scotland

France 55 – 12 Romania

Scotland 60 – 21 Zimbabwe

Scotland 55 – 28 Romania

France 70 – 12 Zimbabwe

Eden Park, Auckland, May 23

Lancaster Park, Christchurch, May 23

Athletic Park, Wellington, May 28

Athletic Park, Wellington, May 30

Carisbrook, Dunedin, June 2

Eden Park, Auckland, June 2

Standings W D L P F PA Pts

France 21 0 1 4 5 4 45

Scotland 21 0 1 3 5 6 95

Romania 10 2 6 1 1 3 02

Zimbabwe 00 3 5 3 1 5 10

Quarter- finals

New Zealand 30 (Whetton, Gallagher tries; Fox 6 pen, 2 con) – 3 Scotland (Hastings pen)

Lancaster Park, Christchurch, June 6

Australia 33 (Burke 2, McIntyre, Smith tries; Lynagh 3 pen, 4 con) – 15 Ireland (MacNeill, Kiernan tries; Kiernan pen, 2 con)

Concord Oval, Sydney, June 7

France 31 (Rodriguez 2, Lorieux, Lagisquet tries; Laporte 2 pen, 3 con, dropped goal) – 16 Fiji (Qoro, Damu tries; Koroduadua 2 pen, con)

Eden Park, Auckland, June 7

Wales 16 (Roberts, Jones, Devereux tries; Thorburn 2 con) – 3 England (Webb pen)

Ballymore, Brisbane, June 8

Semi-finals

France 30 (Lorieux, Sella, Lagisquet, Blanco tries; Camberabero 2 pen, 4 con) – 24 Australia (Campese, Codey tries; Lynagh 3 pen, 2 con, dropped goal)

Concord Oval, Sydney, June 13

New Zealand 49 (Kirwan 2, Shelford 2, Drake, Whetton, Stanley, Brooke-Cowden tries; Fox pen, 7 con) – 6 Wales (Devereux try; Thorburn con)

Ballymore, Brisbane, June 14

Third play-off

Wales 22 (Roberts, Moriarty, Hadley tries; Thorburn 2 pen, 2 con) – 21 Australia (Burke, Grigg tries; Lynagh 2 pen, 2 con, dropped goal)

Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, June 18

Final

New Zealand 29 (Jones, Kirk, Kirwan tries; Fox 4 pen, con, dropped goal) – 9 France (Berbezier try; Camberabero pen, con)

Eden Park, Auckland, June 20

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