France hosted the 2007 IRB world cup, which was won by South Africa. (England was second.) The participants were: England, Samoa, South Africa, Tonga, US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, Japan, Wales, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Argentina, France, Georgia, Ireland, Namibia. South Africa, England, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Scotland, Argentina, and France proceeded to the Knockout Stage. Then, England, France, South Africa, and Argentina went on to the Semi-Finals. Argentina beat France 34-10 in the Bronze final, and South Africa beat England 15-6 in the Finals.