2003 Rugby World Cup; Tournament details; Host nation Australia: Dates: 10 October – 22 November (44 days) No. of nations: 20 (80 qualifying) Final positions; Champions England: Runner-up Australia: Third place New Zealand: Tournament statistics; Matches played: 48: Attendance: 1,837,547 (38,282 per match) Top scorer(s) Jonny Wilkinson (113) Most tries: Doug Howlett
The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams. The tournament is administered by World Rugby, the sport's international governing body. The winners are awarded the Webb Ellis Cup, named after William Webb Ellis, who according to a popular legend, invented rugby by picking up ...
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