ARGENTINA: Narrower stripes again, with the RWC logo and crest placed fairly low on the shirt.
AUSTRALIA: The same as '91 but now in a short-sleeved format.
AUSTRALIA: A meeting with Romania necessitated a change. This may not have been the most practical given that gold was still quite prominent but it's a very attractive looking shirt.
CANADA: Hard to know what the thinking was, especially given how sedate the previous kits had been. Maple leafs all over the place, in a variety of collars and sizes, with a very colourful crest too. Memorable, but not for all the right reasons.
ENGLAND: Continuing the sleeve stripe theme begun in 1991, they now featured on both sides.
FRANCE: While the IRB had a problem with the traditional adidas stripes, this look was allowed to pass. A nice style, one which the 2015 French shirt references.
FRANCE: Another clash with Scotland saw the French again in white. Copied the stylings of the blue shirt once more.
IRELAND: After a brief period with Umbro after adidas, Ireland switched the Nike, though the Americans weren't able to make that clear at the World Cup due to advertising restrictions.
ITALY: In the early 2000s, Italy fielded in a variety of eye-catching Kappa designs but this, as far as we can make out, was their first. A wider collar was as far as they pushed the envelope here.
ITALY: A straightforward reversal, including shorts and socks, for Italy when they met Western Samoa.
IVORY COAST: Playing in their only World Cup to date, the African side appeared in a kit which referenced the colours of the country's flag, though white shorts and green socks may have been a better reflection.
IVORY COAST: A change was mandated when the Ivory Coast met Tonga, but a communications mix-up meant both wore white. The Ivory Coast's design was nice, but it's a game which will be remembered for the awful injuries suffered by Max Brito, resulted in his paralysis.
JAPAN: Apart from the cuffs and the RWC logo, Japan kept things the same as they had been.
NEW ZEALAND: Still no real change apart from the short sleeves and the necessary addition of the competition logo.
NEW ZEALAND (alt): The white shirts had to be used for another meeting with Scotland.
ROMANIA: No white on the collar, but that's about it in terms of difference from 1991.
SCOTLAND: Again, the crest noted the event, with the Webb Ellis trophy and a Springbok joining the famous thistle.
SOUTH AFRICA: Outfitted by Cotton Traders, South Africa were in the traditional colours worn by the country. The Springbok would soon become more streamlined.
TONGA: Canterbury took over production, as evidenced by their distinctive collar.
TONGA (alt): A mix-up saw both Tonga and the Ivory Coast change to white they met, though the Ivory Coast's horizontal hoops and dark shorts aided differentiation.
WALES: A new, cleaner, crest and two stripes on each sleeve represented massive change.
WALES (alt): Green was again the colour of choice when a change was required, this time against Japan.
WESTERN SAMOA: No change from 1991 apart from the World Cup logo and the short sleeves.
Having been re-admitted to the international sporting community, South Africa marked its return to rugby prominence by holding - and winning - the third World Cup. For the first time, each country had a competition logo on the right breast. With one notable addition, apart from the addition of stripe detail, kits remained free of too many design elements. Numbers were worn on shorts for the first time.