With the ninth Rugby World Cup just a few months away from being held in Japan – the first time in Asia – from September 30 to November 2, Peter Murray’s illustrated history of the tournament is now available as a ebook from G2 Entertainment. The tournament was first held in 1987, when it was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. The winners are awarded the Webb Ellis Cup, named after William Webb Ellis, the Rugby School pupil who, according to a popular legend, invented rugby by picking up the ball during a football game. Four countries have won the trophy; New Zealand three times, Australia and South Africa each twice, and England once. New Zealand are the current champions, having defeated Australia in the final of the 2015 tournament in England. This ebook features images and details from every World Cup since 1975: a must for every Rugby fan.