2003 Rugby World Cup

The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the 5th Rugby World Cup to be held. It was held in Australia. There were 20 teams participating, with Georgia being at the tournament for the first time. Eight teams qualified by virtue of making the quarter-finals at the 1999 RWC, with the other 12 teams going through regional qualifying tournaments to get to the finals.


To look at the results of the other Rugby World Cup tournaments click on this link:

Rugby World Cup


The teams in each pool were:

Pool A

  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Argentina
  • Romania
  • Namibia


Pool B

  • France
  • Scotland
  • Fiji
  • USA
  • Japan

Pool C

  • South Africa
  • England
  • Samoa
  • Uruguay
  • Georgia

Pool D

  • New Zealand
  • Wales
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Tonga
2003 RWC
Pool A
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Australia 4 4 0 0 273 32 2 18
Ireland 4 3 1 0 141 56 3 15
Argentina 4 2 2 0 140 57 3 11
Romainia 4 1 3 0 65 192 1 5
Namibia 4 0 4 0 28 310 0 0

Pool B
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
France 4 4 0 0 204 70 4 20
Scotland 4 3 1 0 102 97 2 14
Fiji 4 2 2 0 98 114 2 10
USA 4 1 3 0 86 125 2 6
Japan 4 0 4 0 79 163 0 0
Pool C
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
England 4 4 0 0 255 47 3 19
South Africa 4 3 1 0 184 60 3 15
Samoa 4 2 2 0 138 117 2 10
Uruguay 4 1 3 0 56 255 0 4
Georgia 4 0 4 0 46 200 0 0
Pool D
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 282 57 4 20
Wales 4 3 1 0 132 98 2 14
Italy 4 2 2 0 77 123 0 8
Canada 4 1 3 0 54 135 1 5
Tonga 4 0 4 0 46 178 1 1


Match Results

Pool A

October 10

October 11

October 14

October 18

October 19

October 22

October 25

October 26

October 30

November 1


Pool B

October 11

October 12

October 15

October 18

October 20

October 23

October 25

October 27

October 31

November 1


Pool C

October 11

October 12

October 15

October 18

October 19

October 24

October 26

October 28

November 1

November 2


Pool D

October 11

October 12

October 15

October 17

October 19

October 21

October 24

October 25

October 29

November 2


Quarter-Finals

October 8


October 9



Semi-Finals

October 13

October 14


3rd Place

October 19


Final

October 20


Australia

Ireland

Argentina

Australia

Ireland

Argentina

Australia

Argentina

Namibia

Australia



France

Scotland

Fiji

France

Scotland

Fiji

France

Japan

France

Scotland



South Africa

England

Samoa

South Africa

Georgia

South Africa

England

Georgia

South Africa

England



New Zealand

Wales

Italy

New Zealand

Wales

Italy

New Zealand

Italy

Canada

New Zealand



New Zealand

Australia

France

England



New Zealand

France



France



Australia


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Argentina

Romania

Namibia

Romania

Namibia

Romania

Namibia

Ireland

Romania

Ireland



Fiji

Japan

USA

Japan

USA

Japan

Scotland

USA

USA

Fiji



Uruguay

Georgia

Uruguay

England

Samoa

Georgia

Samoa

Uruguay

Samoa

Uruguay



Italy

Canada

Tonga

Canada

Tonga

Canada

Tonga

Wales

Tonga

Wales



South Africa

Scotland

Ireland

Wales



Australia

England



New Zealand



England


Sydney

Gosford

Gosford

Brisbane

Sydney

Sydney

Adelaide

Adelaide

Launceston

Melbourne



Brisbane

Townsville

Brisbane

Townsville

Brisbane

Townsville

Sydney

Gosford

Wollongong

Sydney



Perth

Perth

Perth

Perth

Perth

Sydney

Melbourne

Sydney

Brisbane

Brisbane



Melbourne

Melbourne

Canberra

Melbourne

Canberra

Canberra

Brisbane

Canberra

Wollongong

Sydney



Melbourne

Brisbane

Melbourne

Brisbane



Sydney

Sydney



Sydney



Sydney


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45

67

90

64

50

142

15

7

17



61

32

19

51

39

41

51

26

41

22



72

84

60

6

9

46

35

12

60

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70

41

36

68

27

19

91

15

24

53



29

33

43

28



10

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16

37

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11

18

29

15

13

9

39

14

20



6

6

13

25

46

19

22

24

10

13



7

10

12

6

20

14

7

27

7

37



9

16

21

17



22

24



40



20

England win the 2003 Rugby World Cup