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2003 Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2003
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The 2003 Rugby World Cup was scheduled to be hosted by Australia . The event is also regarded as the fifth Rugby World Cup . Initially the event was to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. However, following a difference over the contract, all matches were shifted to Australia.

The event was scheduled between 10 th October and 22 nd November. The 2003 Rugby World Cup was won by England . Twenty teams participated in the final stage of the 2003 Rugby World Cup . The eight teams, which made it to the quarter finals of the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Wales, qualified automatically to the final round of the 2003 event. The qualifying round was arranged for selecting teams for the other twelve spots at the final stage of the 2003 Rugby World Cup .

The twenty teams participating in the 2003 Rugby World Cup were divided in four pools . Five teams were included in each pool. The teams participating in the World Cup were Argentina, Canada, the United States of America, Uruguay, Namibia, South Africa , Japan, Australia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand , England, France , Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Scotland
  Participating National Teams  
Pool APool BPool CPool D
Australia France South Africa New Zealand
Ireland United States England Wales
Argentina Japan Samoa Italy
Namibia Fiji Georgia Canada
Romania Scotland Uruguay Tonga
  Stadium Venues  
Stadium NameCapacityCity NameStateCountry
Telstra Stadium83500SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Aussie Stadium41159SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Central Coast Stadium20119GosfordNew South WalesAustralia
WIN Stadium18484WollongongNew South WalesAustralia
Suncorp Stadium52500BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia
Dairy Farmers Stadium24843TownsvilleQueenslandAustralia
Telstra Dome53371MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
Subiaco Oval42922PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia
Canberra Stadium24647CanberraAustralian Capital TerritoryAustralia
Adelaide Oval33597AdelaideSouth AustraliaAustralia
York Park19891LauncestonTasmaniaAustralia

  2003 Rugby World Cup Results  
Scheduled DateTeam 1Match ResultTeam 2Stadium VenueCountry
Pool A
Oct 10, 2003Australia24 - 8ArgentinaSydneyAustralia
Oct 11, 2003Ireland45 - 17RomaniaGosfordAustralia
Oct 14, 2003Argentina67 - 14NamibiaGosfordAustralia
Oct 18, 2003Australia90 - 8RomaniaBrisbaneAustralia
Oct 19, 2003Ireland64 - 7NamibiaSydneyAustralia
Oct 22, 2003Argentina50 - 3RomaniaSydneyAustralia
Oct 25, 2003Australia142 - 0NamibiaAdelaideAustralia
Oct 26, 2003Argentina15 - 16IrelandAdelaideAustralia
Oct 30, 2003Namibia07 - 37RomaniaLauncestonAustralia
Nov 1, 2003Australia17 - 16IrelandMelbourneAustralia
Pool B
Oct 11, 2003France61 - 18FijiBrisbaneAustralia
Oct 12, 2003Scotland32 - 11JapanTownsvilleAustralia
Oct 15, 2003Fiji19 - 18USABrisbaneAustralia
Oct 18, 2003France51 - 29JapanTownsvilleAustralia
Oct 20, 2003Scotland39 - 15USABrisbaneAustralia
Oct 23, 2003Fiji41 - 13JapanTownsvilleAustralia
Oct 25, 2003France51 - 9ScotlandSydneyAustralia
Oct 27, 2003Japan26 - 39USAGosfordAustralia
Oct 31, 2003France41 - 14USAWollongongAustralia
Nov 1, 2003Scotland22 - 20FijiSydneyAustralia
Pool C
Oct 11, 2003South Africa72 - 6UruguayPerthAustralia
Oct 12, 2003England84 - 6GeorgiaPerthAustralia
Oct 15, 2003Samoa60 - 13UruguayPerthAustralia
Oct 18, 2003South Africa72 - 6EnglandPerthAustralia
Oct 19, 2003Georgia09 - 19SamoaPerthAustralia
Oct 24, 2003South Africa46 - 19GeorgiaSydneyAustralia
Oct 26, 2003England35 - 22SamoaMelbourneAustralia
Oct 28, 2003Georgia12 - 24UruguaySydneyAustralia
Nov 1, 2003South Africa60 - 10SamoaBrisbaneAustralia
Nov 2, 2003England111 - 13UruguayBrisbaneAustralia
Pool D
Oct 11, 2003New Zealand70 - 7ItalyMelbourneAustralia
Oct 12, 2003Wales41 - 10CanadaMelbourneAustralia
Oct 15, 2003Italy36 - 12TongaCanberraAustralia
Oct 17, 2003New Zealand68 - 6CanadaMelbourneAustralia
Oct 19, 2003Wales27 - 20TongaCanberraAustralia
Oct 21, 2003Italy19 - 14CanadaCanberraAustralia
Oct 24, 2003New Zealand91 - 7TongaBrisbaneAustralia
Oct 25, 2003Italy15 - 27WalesCanberraAustralia
Oct 29, 2003Canada24 - 7TongaWollongongAustralia
Nov 2, 2003New Zealand53 - 37WalesSydneyAustralia
Quarter Finals
Nov 8, 2003New Zealand29 - 9South AfricaMelbourneAustralia
Nov 8, 2003Australia33 - 16ScotlandBrisbaneAustralia
Nov 9, 2003France43 - 21IrelandMelbourneAustralia
Nov 9, 2003England28 - 17WalesBrisbaneAustralia
Semi Finals
Nov 15, 2003New Zealand10 - 22AustraliaSydneyAustralia
Nov 16, 2003France07 - 24 EnglandSydneyAustralia
3rd Place Play-Off
Nov 20, 2003France13 - 40New ZealandSydneyAustralia
Nov 22, 2003Australia17 - 20EnglandSydneyAustralia
Last Updated On : September 24, 2015

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