Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign starts Wednesday 23rd September – keep up to date with all the latest news and fixtures, and check our Rugby World Cup 2015 page for more information.

Australia’s Rugby World Cup Record: P41 W33 D0 L8

1987 Fourth
1991 Champions
1995 Quarter-finals
1999 Champions
2003 Runners-up
2007 Quarter-finals
2011 Third

How they qualified: Automatically as one of the top 12 sides at RWC 2011.

Vital statistic: 195 – Points scored by Wallaby fly-half Michael Lynagh in his 15 appearances over three World Cups. He is third in the all-time list, behind Jonny Wilkinson and Gavin Hastings.

Did you know? Australia have the biggest winning margin in all World Cups, after a 142-0 win over Namibia in 2003. They scored 22 unanswered tries, with a try coming every four minutes.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Alternative Awards

Philanthropy award of the World Cup – Sonny Bill Williams Good old Sonny Bill. In a career where he has been accused of putting his own ambitions before the team,…

History makers: The All Blacks celebrate winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup

World Cup 2015 final: New Zealand 34-17 Australia

History turned Black at Twickenham as New Zealand, led by an inspired Dan Carter, became the first ever team to win back-to-back World Cups, the first side to lift the Webb…

Rugby World Cup Statistics

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By David Marsh Most turnovers David Pocock has so far made 14 turnovers during Australia’s campaign with not one other player reaching double-figures. Despite playing with the unfamiliar No 8…

Team talk: Michael Cheika addresses his troops earlier in the season

Inside the mind of Michael Cheika

FOR SOMEONE who never saw himself as a coach (Wallaby icon David Campese first suggested him for a job) and doesn’t need to coach (he’s a self-made millionaire), Michael Cheika…

Golden boy: McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis Cup in 2011. Will he do it again? (Photo: Getty Images)

Richie McCaw – leading the way for New Zealand

Undoubtedly the lowest moment of the record-breaking Test star’s career came when the All Blacks lost to France in the 2007 World Cup quarter-final at the Millennium Stadium. While McCaw…