2003 Rugby World Cup


2003 Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup

datefrom = 2003-10-10
dateto = 2003-11-22
host = Australia
nations = 20 (80 qualifying)
champion = England
runnerup = Australia
matches = 48
attendance = 1837547
apm = 38282
top scorer = flagicon|ENG Jonny Wilkinson (113)
most tries = flagicon|NZL Doug Howlett (7)
flagicon|NZL Mils Muliaina (7)
preceded by = 1999 Rugby World Cup
succeeded by = 2007 Rugby World Cup

The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup and was won by England. Originally planned to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, all games were shifted to Australia following a contractual dispute over ground signage rights between the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and Rugby World Cup Limited. The pre-event favourites were England and New Zealand, with France, South Africa and defending champions Australia all expected to make strong showings.

Venues

All times French time (UTC+2)

Group A

rugbybox
date = 2003-10-11
home = ru-rt|RSA
score = 72 – 6
away = ru|URU
homescore = Tries: van der Westhuizen (3), van Niekerk, Botha, Delport, Fourie, Bands, Rossouw, Scholtz, Greef
Con: Koen (5), Hougaard
awayscore = Pen: Aguirre (2)
stadium = Subiaco Oval, Perth
attendance = 16,906
referee = Paddy O'Brien flagicon|NZL
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date= 2003-10-12
home = ru-rt|ENG
score = 84 – 6
away = ru|GEO|1990
homescore = Tries: Tindall, Dawson, Thompson, Back, Dallaglio, Greenwood (2), Regan, Cohen (2), Robinson, Luger
Con: Wilkinson (5), Grayson (4)
Pen: Wilkinson (2)
awayscore = Pen: Urjukashvili, Jimsheladze
stadium = Subiaco Oval, Perth
attendance = 25,501
referee = Pablo De Luca flagicon|ARG
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date = 2003-10-15
home = ru-rt|SAM
score = 60 – 13
away = ru|URU
homescore = Tries: Fa'asavalu (2), Lima (2), Tagicakibau, Fa'atau, Lemalu, Vili, Feaunati, Palepoi
Con: Va'a (3), Vili (2)
awayscore = Tries: Capo, Lemoine
Pen: Aguirre
stadium = Subiaco Oval, Perth
attendance = 22,020
referee = David McHugh flagicon|IRE|rugby
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date = 2003-10-18
home = ru-rt|RSA
score = 6 – 25
away = ru|ENG
homescore = Pen: Koen (2)
awayscore = Tries: Greenwood
Con: Wilkinson
Pen: Wilkinson (4)
Drop: Wilkinson (2)
stadium = Subiaco Oval, Perth
attendance = 38,834
referee = Peter Marshall flagicon|AUS
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date = 2003-10-19
home = ru-rt|GEO|1990
score = 9 – 46
away = ru|SAM
homescore = Pen: Jimsheladze (2)
Drop: Jimsheladze
awayscore = Tries: Tagicakibau, Vaa'a, Sititi, So'oialo, Feaunati, Lima
Con: Va'a (5)
Pen: Va'a (2)
stadium = Subiaco Oval, Perth
attendance = 21,507
referee = Alain Rolland flagicon|IRE|rugby
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date = 2003-10-24
home = ru-rt|RSA
score = 46 – 19
away = ru|GEO|1990
homescore = Tries: Rossouw (2), Hougaard, van Niekerk, Fourie, Botha, Burger
Con: Hougaard (4)
Pen: Hougaard
awayscore = Tries: Dadunashvili
Con: Jimsheladze
Pen: Jimsheladze (3), Kvirikashvili
stadium = Aussie Stadium, Sydney
attendance = 34,308
referee = Stuart Dickinson flagicon|AUS
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date = 2003-10-26
home = ru-rt|ENG
score = 35 – 22
away = ru|SAM
homescore = Tries: Back, Penalty try, Balshaw, Vickery
Con: Wilkinson (3)
Pen: Wilkinson (2)
Drop: Wilkinson
awayscore = Tries: Sititi
Con: Va'a
Pen: Va'a (5)
stadium = Telstra Dome, Melbourne
attendance = 50,647
referee = Jonathan Kaplan flagicon|RSA
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date = 2003-10-28
home = ru-rt|GEO|1990
score = 12 – 24
away = ru|URU
homescore = Pen: Urjukashvili, Kvirikashvili (3)
awayscore = Tries: Cardoso, Lamelas, Brignoni
Con: Aguirre (2), Menchaca
Pen: Juan Menchaca
stadium = Aussie Stadium, Sydney
attendance = 28,576
referee = Kelvin Deaker flagicon|NZL
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date = 2003-11-01
home = ru-rt|RSA
score = 60 – 10
away = ru|SAM
homescore = Tries: van Niekerk, Muller, Hougaard, Smith, Willemse, Fourie, van der Westhuyzen, de Kock
Con: Hougaard (5), Koen (2)
Pen: Hougaard
Drop: Hougaard
awayscore = Tries: Palepoi
Con: Va'a
Pen: Va'a
stadium = Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
attendance = 48,496
referee = Chris White flagicon|ENG
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date = 2003-11-02
home = ru-rt|ENG
score = 111 – 13
away = ru|URU
homescore = Tries: Moody, Lewsey (5), Balshaw (2), Catt (2), Gomarsall (2), Luger, Abbott, Robinson (2), Greenwood
Con: Grayson (11), Catt (2)
awayscore = Tries: Lemoine
Con: Menchaca
Pen: Menchaca (2)
stadium = Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
attendance = 46,233
referee = Nigel Whitehouse flagicon|WAL

Group D

Top try scorers

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*"See also: 2003 Rugby World Cup drop goal scorers."

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.rwc2003.irb.com/EN/ Official site]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/22/newsid_3747000/3747398.stm BBC account of 2003 World Cup victory]
* [http://www.elrugbier.com/mostrar_notas.php?c=7&idNota=634&subCategoria=137 2003 Rugby World Cup (from El Rugbier)] es
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6970278793394771805 1987 Rugby World Cup final video]


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