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The Rugby World Cup is the premier international rugby union competition which is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Rugby Board (IRB), and is contested by the men's national teams. The inaugural tournament that held in 1987 was hosted by both Australia and New Zealand, and is now contested every four years.
The tournament is one of the largest international sporting competitions in the world, with England as the current world champion having won the 2003 tournament in Australia. The Webb Ellis Cup is presented to winners of the Rugby World Cup, named after William Webb Ellis, who is credited with creating the game of rugby football. The trophy is also referred as the Rugby World Cup. It was chosen in 1987 as an appropriate cup for the competition. The words 'International Rugby Board' and 'The Webb Ellis Cup' are engraved on the face of the cup. It stands at 38 centimeters and is silver gilded in gold, and supported by two cast scroll handles, one handle has a head of a satyr, and the other has a head of a nymph. The colloquial name of the trophy in Australia is Bill with a reference to William Webb Ellis.