The World Championship in New Zealand… for the first time! In fact, even if the first edition had some matches in NZ, it was co-hosted with Australia. It was the first edition completely owned and hosted by the Kiwis, becoming the largest sporting event ever held in New Zealand, and with the best possible happy ending… THE ALL BLACKS are back! WORLD CHAMPIONS, after 24 years.
Look at their impressive path:
POOL A: ALL BLACKS vs TONGA    41-10 (we were there!) ALL BLACKS vs JAPAN      83-7 ALL BLACKS vs FRANCE   37-17 ALL BLACKS vs CANADA  79-15
QUARTER-FINALS: ALL BLACKS vs ARGENTINA     33-10
SEMI-FINALS: AUSTRALIA vs ALL BLACKS      6-20
FINAL: FRANCE vs ALL BLACKS           7-8