Majority of the 2007 Rugby World Cup was played in France, but there were two other venues in Cardiff, Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland. The venues spread throughout France were; Saint-Denis, Marseille, Paris, Lens, Lyon, Nantes, Toulouse, Saint-Étienne, Bordeaux, and Montpellier. Each team was allowed a team of thirty players, and had to be reported to the International Rugby Board. Players could be swapped on the rosters if one was injured, but could not return to the roster after. The tournament lasted 44 days, from September 7th to October 20th. The same as the 1995 games, there was a pool stage, knock-out stage, and the finals. England, Samoa, South Africa, Tonga, United States, Australia, Canada, Fiji, Japan, Wales, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Argentina, France, Georgia, Namibia, and Ireland all competed in the Cup. South Africa ended up dominating through the bracket against England, Tonga, Samoa, and the US.
Finishing first in their pool, allowing them and England from their pool to get into the Knock-out rounds. Again, the Springboks dominated Fiji (37-20) and Argentina (37-17), leading them into the Finals with the other team in their pool, England. At the half, score was 9-3 because of a penalty kick from Montgomery to put South Africa ahead. Second half, a penalty was played and Wilkinson converted to reduce the lead to 9-6. Montgomery then converted yet another penalty to make the score 12-6. One more penalty was issued against England and Steyn made a 49 meter penalty kick to finish the game off. South Africa wins the Rugby World Cup for the second time since being able to compete.