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World Cup 2003

Overview
The 20 teams were divided into 4 pools of 5 teams, the first 2 qualifying for quarter finals.

Stadia

Stadiums involved were:

Venue Round Date Match Score
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Group phase - Pool A 25/10/2003 Australia - Namibia 142-0
26/10/2003 Ireland - Argentina 16-15
Aussie Stadium, Sydney Group phase - Pool A 19/10/2003 Ireland - Namibia 64-7
22/10/2003 Argentina - Romania 50-3
Group phase - Pool B 01/11/2003 Scotland - Fiji 22-20
Group phase - Pool C 24/10/2003 South Africa - Georgia 46-19
28/10/2003 Uruguay - Georgia 24-12
Canberra Stadium, Canberra Group phase - Pool D 15/10/2003 Italy - Tonga 36-12
19/10/2003 Wales - Tonga 27-20
21/10/2003 Italy - Canada 19-14
25/10/2003 Wales - Italy 27-15
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford Group phase - Pool A 11/10/2003 Ireland - Romania 45-17
14/10/2003 Argentina - Namibia 67-14
Group phase - Pool B 27/10/2003 United States - Japan 39-26
Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Group phase - Pool B 11/10/2003 Scotland - Japan 32-11
18/10/2003 France - Japan 51-29
23/10/2003 Fiji - Japan 41-13
Subiaco Oval, Perth Group phase - Pool C 11/10/2003 South Africa - Uruguay 72-6
12/10/2003 England - Georgia 84-6
15/10/2003 Samoa - Uruguay 60-13
18/10/2003 England - South Africa 25-6
19/10/2003 Samoa - Georgia 46-9
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Group phase - Pool A 18/10/2003 Australia - Romania 90-8
Group phase - Pool B 11/10/2003 France - Fiji 61-18
15/10/2003 Fiji - United States 19-18
20/10/2003 Scotland - United States 39-15
Group phase - Pool C 01/11/2003 South Africa - Samoa 60-10
02/11/2003 England - Uruguay 111-13
Group phase - Pool D 24/10/2003 New Zealand - Tonga 91-7
Quarter finals 08/11/2003 Australia - Scotland 43-16
09/11/2003 England - Wales 28-17
Telstra Dome, Melbourne Group phase - Pool A 01/11/2003 Australia - Ireland 17-16
Group phase - Pool C 26/10/2003 England - Samoa 35-22
Group phase - Pool D 11/10/2003 New Zealand - Italy 70-7
12/10/2003 Wales - Canada 41-10
17/10/2003 New Zealand - Canada 68-6
Quarter finals 08/11/2003 New Zealand - South Africa 29-9
09/11/2003 France - Ireland 43-21
Telstra Stadium, Sydney Group phase - Pool A 10/10/2003 Australia - Argentina 24-8
Group phase - Pool B 25/10/2003 France - Scotland 51-9
Group phase - Pool D 02/11/2003 New Zealand - Wales 53-37
Semifinals 15/11/2003 Australia - New Zealand 22-10
16/11/2003 England - France 24-7
Bronze Final 20/11/2003 New Zealand - France 40-13
Final 22/11/2003 Australia - England 17-20
York Park, Launcestom Group phase - Pool A 30/10/2003 Romania - Namibia 37-7
WIN Stadium, Wollongong Group phase - Pool B 31/10/2003 France - United States 41-14
Group phase - Pool D 29/10/2003 Canada - Tonga 24-7



Final results

Qualifiers

Group phase
Poule A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Australia1844002733224138320Qualified to quarter finals
2Ireland154301141568517421
3Argentina114202140578316521
4Romania5410365192-12782610
5Namibia0400428310-28244500

Matches
Group phase
10/10/2003Australia - Argentina24-8
11/10/2003Ireland - Romania45-17
14/10/2003Argentina - Namibia67-14
18/10/2003Australia - Romania90-8
19/10/2003Ireland - Namibia64-7
22/10/2003Argentina - Romania50-3
25/10/2003Australia - Namibia142-0
26/10/2003Ireland - Argentina16-15
30/10/2003Namibia - Romania7-37
01/11/2003Australia - Ireland17-16

Poule B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1France2044002047013423640Qualified to quarter finals
2Scotland14430110297511820
3Fiji10420298114-16101111
4United States6410386125-3991311
5Japan0400479163-8462100

Matches
Group phase
11/10/2003France - Fiji61-18
12/10/2003Scotland - Japan32-11
15/10/2003Fiji - United States19-18
18/10/2003France - Japan51-29
20/10/2003Scotland - United States39-15
23/10/2003Fiji - Japan41-13
25/10/2003France - Scotland51-9
27/10/2003United States - Japan39-26
31/10/2003France - United States41-14
01/11/2003Scotland - Fiji22-20

Poule C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1England1944002554720834230Qualified to quarter finals
2South Africa1543011846012427330
3Samoa10420213811721181420
4Uruguay4410356255-19963900
5Georgia0400446200-15412800

Matches
Group phase
11/10/2003South Africa - Uruguay72-6
12/10/2003England - Georgia84-6
15/10/2003Samoa - Uruguay60-13
18/10/2003England - South Africa25-6
19/10/2003Georgia - Samoa9-46
24/10/2003South Africa - Georgia46-19
26/10/2003England - Samoa35-22
28/10/2003Georgia - Uruguay12-24
01/11/2003South Africa - Samoa60-10
02/11/2003England - Uruguay111-13

Poule D
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1New Zealand2044002825722542640Qualified to quarter finals
2Wales1443011329834141220
3Italy8420277123-4651700
4Canada5410354135-8141701
5Tonga1400446178-13272001

Matches
Group phase
11/10/2003New Zealand - Italy70-7
12/10/2003Wales - Canada41-10
15/10/2003Italy - Tonga36-12
17/10/2003New Zealand - Canada68-6
19/10/2003Wales - Tonga27-20
21/10/2003Italy - Canada19-14
24/10/2003New Zealand - Tonga91-7
25/10/2003Wales - Italy27-15
29/10/2003Canada - Tonga24-7
02/11/2003New Zealand - Wales53-37

Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Australia
11/8/2003 - 33-16Australia
11/15/2003 - 22-10
ScotlandAustralia
New Zealand11/22/2003 - 17-20
11/8/2003 - 29-9
New Zealand
South AfricaEngland
England
11/9/2003 - 28-17England
11/16/2003 - 24-7
Wales
FranceEngland
11/9/2003 - 43-21
France
Ireland
3rd place final
New Zealand
11/20/2003 - 40-13New Zealand
France