Rugby World Cup's most Priceless Moments

As part of the buildup to the 2015 English World Cup, Mastercard, official sponsors of this year’s tournament have produced the Priceless Moments Report detailing what over 4,000 polled fans across 13 different countries have determined to be the most iconic moments in World Cup history.

Mastercard asked fans in the UK, Europe, North America, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and many others what they would consider to be the most iconic moment in the Rugby World Cup’s 28-year history.

10 – Martin Johnson lifting the Webb Ellis Cup following England’s victory over Australia in the 2003 World Cup final (1.9%)

9 – New Zealand captain David Kirk lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time ever at the 1987 World Cup (2%)

8 – John Kirwan’s length-of-the-field try for New Zealand versus Italy at the 1987 World Cup (2.3%)

7 – Australia score 22 tries in a record 142-0 victory over Namibia at the 2003 World Cup (4%)

6 – Other/Not applicable (6.8%)

5 – France’s comeback 43-31 victory over New Zealand in the 1999 World Cup semi-finals (8.9%)

4 – Jonah Lomu’s four tries for New Zealand in their 45-29 win against England at the 1995 World Cup (8.9%)

3 – Ireland’s 15-6 shock victory over Australia at the 2011 World Cup (10.8%)

2 – Nelson Mandela hands the Webb Ellis trophy to Francois Pienaar in 1995 following South Africa’s victory at the 1995 World Cup (23.5%)

1 – Johnny Wilkinson scores a drop goal in overtime to help England beat Australia 20-17 in the final of the 2003 World Cup (24.3%)


2019 Rugby World Cup Points Table