We are now almost at the time for the 2015 World Cup in England - it runs from 18th Sept until 31 October. New Zealand would love to defend their title and retain the Cup to become 3 times winners of it. We hope they can!
The 2011 Rugby World Cup tournament was a great success, with some really great rugby and surpising results. The top teams were pushed hard by the lower ranked teams in many cases. After the semi finals between Wales and France and New Zealand and Australia, the finalists were France and New Zealand for a repeat of the 1987 final clash!
After a really tight game, the All Blacks won by a mere 8-7! What a result and an exciting end to a great World Cup!
The World Cup is only held every 4 years but the new Rugby Championship, (previously Tri Nations), Bledisloe Cup, ITM Cup (previously Air New Zealand Cup) and Super Rugby tournaments are held every year. So there is lots of great New Zealand rugby to be seen all the time. International tours to New Zealand (England in 2014) and the All Blacks touring the Northern Hemisphere in November 2014 to play England, Wales and Scotland complete a very busy rugby season.
Here in the Rugbyzone, you will find useful information about all of these exciting events. Visit the games schedule page for dates and results for the main games.
If you want information about any travel in New Zealand, visit our Travelzone pages.