New Zealand became the first side to retain the Rugby World Cup after defeating Australia 34-17 in the final at Twickenham Stadium.
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New Zealand, 2011 —
The All Blacks ended a 24-year drought when they lifted the Web Ellis trophy on home soil in 2011. Here, Ma'a Nonu greets raucous crowds during the victory parade in Wellington.
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France, 2007 —
South Africa claimed its second title in France in 2007, defeating England 6-15 at the Stade de France in Paris.
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Australia, 2003 —
England became the first -- and to this day the only -- northern hemisphere side to win the World Cup in 2003 by defeating Australia 20-17 in Sydney. Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson struck the winning drop goal in extra-time.
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Wales, 1999 —
Australia's second World Cup victory in 1999 came eight years after its first. A 35-12 victory over France saw John Eales' side lift the trophy in Cardiff.
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South Africa, 1995 —
It's one of rugby's most iconic images -- South African President Nelson Mandela presenting the World Cup to Springbok captain Francois Pienaar in 1995. The victory helped unite the nation shortly after the end of apartheid.
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England, 1991 —
Australia first tasted World Cup victory in 1991 after narrowly defeating England 12-6 in the final.