South Africa dominate to secure a second Webb Ellis Trophy, while England and Argentina both defy the odds.
Jonny Wilkinson and Martin Johnson led England to success Down Under, becoming the first European side to win the World Cup.
Australia became the first country to claim two World Cups as New Zealand failed to live up to their pre-tournament billing.
The Springboks unified the country as they lifted the Webb Ellis Cup after a tournament packed full of Hollywood moments.
Australia spoil the home-coming party at Twickenham but it is Western Samoa that shock world rugby by beating Wales in Cardiff.
The power of the All Blacks and the brilliance of the French catch the eye as the World Cup is given a rip-roaring start.
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