The Rugby World Cup is nearly upon us! It’s been four years in the making and history will be made as the competition is held on Asian soil for the first time as Japan play hosts.

But how much do you know about the history of the Rugby World Cup? Since 1987, the best of the best have competed on the biggest stage to be crowned rugby union’s world champions.

To get your rugby juices flowing ahead of Friday’s opening game, why not put your knowledge of the Rugby World Cup throughout the years to the test with our quiz below!

The Rugby World Cup kicks off at 11.45am on Friday as hosts Japan play Russia, with the opening ceremony getting things going an hour or so before that!

Keep across for all our coverage as we kick off our live blog from 10.30am on Friday, and comprehensively cover Tests over the entire weekend.