The 1995 Rugby World Cup held in South Africa was the third-largest sporting event of the century. Its television audience was over two billion, and it turned over £50 million.
Ten years earlier rugby union’s governing body, the International Rugby Football Board, struggled to reach a decision to allow Australia and New Zealand the rights to hold the first hold the first World Cup.
In RUGBY DISUNION, Derek Wyatt tells, for the first time the full story of the three World Cups of 1987, 1991 and 1995. He spotlights the on-field dramas, and offers his own views on the participants. But he also gets behind the scenes to discover a story of bungling, wrangling and financial incompetance.