The current world champions are South Africa. They defeated England 15-6 in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final.
Current Union champions are South Africa
The current world champions for women's rugby union are New Zealand. New Zealand defeated England 13-10 in the final of the 2010 world cup.
New Zealand, having recently beaten Australia in the final of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.
For the 2011 RWC its the New Zealand All Blacks
The RWC did not start until 1987
New Zealand and 2011
South Africa beat England 15 - 6
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