BBC Sport - Rugby World Cup 2015: A history of the tournament from 1987
How the Rugby World Cup grew up
- From the section Rugby Union
Watch a history of the Rugby World Cup from its birth in 1987 to this year's tournament in England, which starts on Friday.
Recap on all the winners and big stories from the last 28 years in the build up to England's opener against Fiji.
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