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All Blacks, Les Bleus and Wallabies are the favorites

Will the Wallabies or the All Blacks scrum away with this year's Rugby World Cup? Or will the host Bleus take it? Peter Lion provides answers in a complete tournament primer.

Updated: September 6, 2007, 3:37 PM ET
By Peter Lion | ESPN.com

Every four years rugby fans the world over focus on the Rugby World Cup, which this year will be held from Sept. 7 to Oct. 20 in France. Here's a quick look at what you need to know about this year's tournament.

The tournament Twenty teams of 30 men each have qualified to play in the RWC. The eight teams that reached the quarterfinals in the last Rugby World Cup, in 2003 in Australia, automatically qualified this year (England, Australia, New Zealand, France, South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, ...

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