Question One: When did the Rugby World Cup start?
The answer was 1987. The chose to have it in 1987 so it did not clash with the Olympics.
Question Two: Why did they start the Rugby World Cup?
The answer was in 1983 Australia and New Zealand proposed the idea to the IRB (International Rugby Board). The members of the IRB voted. The Rugby World Cup was approved by 10 votes to 6.