The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth Rugby 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 Union and Rugby World Cup Limited.
The qualification process for the 2003 Rugby World Cup began during the pool stages of the 1999 tournament in Wales, during which the quarterfinalists were awarded automatic qualification for the 2003 event. A further twelve teams qualified through regional tournaments and the repechage process.  Contents 1 Qualifiers 2 Qualifiers
- 1999 – 2003
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The 2003 Rugby World Cup, the fifth edition of the Rugby World Cup (the International Rugby Board 's (IRB) leading quadrennial rugby union tournament for national teams), was held in Australia from 10 October to 22 November 2003. [a]   In the finals, 20 teams played a total of 48 matches. 
- Stadium Australia, Sydney
- 22 November 2003
- Jonny Wilkinson (England)
There were a number of positions open to European nations to qualify for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. Ireland, Romania, Georgia and Italy, joining a number of other nations that automatically qualified. Contents 1 Round 1 – 2000–2001 1.1 Pool A 1.2 Pool B 1.3 Pool C 2 Round 2 – 2001–2002 2.1 Pool A 2.2 Pool B 3 Round 3 – May–June, 2002
- 23 September 2000 – 24 November 2002
- 26 July
- 2 August
- 16 August
There were also a tour of Fiji in New Zealand and South America Note: this article does not include international results not involving at least one side who had qualified for the 2003 World Cup
Canada: 15. James Pritchard, 14. Sean Fauth, 13. Nik Witkowski, 12.John Cannon, 11. Winston Stanley, 10. Bobby Ross, 9. Morgan Williams, 8. Kevin Tkachuk, 7.Mark Lawson, 6. Garth Cooke, 5. Mike James, 4. Ryan Banks, 3. Colin Yukes, 2. Adam van Staveren, 1. Phil Murphy; Replacements: 17. Pat Dunkley, 18.Jim Douglas, 19. Jeff Reid, 20. Ed Fairhurst, ...
Canada: 15. James Pritchard, 14.John Cannon, 13. Marco di Girolamo, 12.Matt King, 11. Winston Stanley, 10. Ryan Smith, 9. Morgan Williams, 8. Kevin Tkachuk, 7. Pat Dunkley, 6. Garth Cooke, 5. Mike James, 4.Jim Douglas, 3. Colin Yukes, 2. Adam van Staveren, 1. Ryan Banks; Replacements: 16.Mark Lawson, 17. Kevin Wirachowski, 18. Phil Murphy, 19. Ed F...
Ireland: 15. Geordan Murphy, 14. Tyrone Howe, 13. Brian O'Driscoll, 12. Kevin Maggs, 11. Anthony Horgan, 10. David Humphreys, 9. Peter Stringer, 1. Reggie Corrigan, 2. Keith Wood, 3. Simon Best, 4. Malcolm O'Kelly, 5. Alan Quinlan, 6. Paul O'Connell, 7. Keith Gleeson, 8. Anthony Foley; Replacements: Shane Byrne, Justin Fitzpatrick, Donncha O'Callag...
The 2003 Women's Rugby League World Cup was the second staging of the Women's Rugby League World Cup. The tournament was held in Auckland, New Zealand from 28 September, culminating in the final between New Zealand and New Zealand Maori on 12 October. It was held at North Harbour Stadium and the nearby Marist Rugby ground.