2003 Rugby World Cup statistics

This article documents statistics from the 2003 Rugby World Cup, held in Australia from 10 October to 22 November.

Team statisticsEdit

The following table shows the team's results in major statistical categories.[1] No teams were shown a red card during the tournament.[2]

Team statistics
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
difference
Tries Conv­ersions Penalties Drop goals  
  England 7 7 0 0 239 36 27 23 8 1
  Australia 7 6 0 1 267 43 32 21 1 1
  New Zealand 7 6 0 1 260 52 40 6 1 1
  France 7 5 0 2 112 29 22 22 4 5
  South Africa 5 3 0 2 104 27 17 7 1 1
  Ireland 5 3 0 2 63 20 16 9 1 1
  Wales 5 3 0 2 23 17 14 11 1 2
  Scotland 5 3 0 2 −12 12 8 13 1 1
  Argentina 4 2 0 2 83 18 13 6 2 1
  Fiji 4 2 0 2 −16 10 6 12 0 3
  Samoa 4 2 0 2 21 18 12 8 0 1
  Italy 4 2 0 2 −46 5 5 14 0 2
  United States 4 1 0 3 −39 9 7 9 0 1
  Canada 4 1 0 3 −81 4 2 9 1 1
  Romania 4 1 0 3 −127 8 5 5 0 1
  Uruguay 4 1 0 3 −199 6 4 6 0 0
  Japan 4 0 0 4 −84 6 5 12 1 0
  Tonga 4 0 0 4 −132 7 4 1 0 4
  Georgia 4 0 0 4 −154 1 1 12 1 2
  Namibia 4 0 0 4 −282 4 4 0 0 1

Source: RugbyWorldCup.com

Top point scorersEdit

Top 10 point scorers[3][4]
Player Team Position Played Tries Conv­ersions Penal­ties Drop goals Total points Yellow cards
Jonny Wilkinson   England Fly-half 6 0 10 23 8 113 0
Frédéric Michalak   France Fly-half 6 2 17 18 1 101 0
Elton Flatley   Australia Centre 6 1 16 21 0 100 0
Leon MacDonald   New Zealand Centre 7 4 20 5 0 75 0
Chris Paterson   Scotland Fly-half 5 3 7 13 1 71 0
Mat Rogers   Australia Full-back 7 5 16 0 0 57 1
Mike Hercus   United States Fly-half 4 2 7 9 0 51 0
Rima Wakarua   Italy Fly-half 3 0 4 14 0 50 0
Earl Va'a   Samoa Fly-half 4 1 10 8 0 49 0
Dan Carter   New Zealand Fly-half 5 2 19 0 0 48 0

Source: RugbyWorldCup.com

Top try scorersEdit

Top 10 try scorers[5][6]
Player Team Position Played Tries Conv Penalties Drop goals Total points Yellow cards Red cards
Doug Howlett   New Zealand Wing 7 7 0 0 0 35 0 0
Mils Muliaina   New Zealand Full-back 7 7 0 0 0 35 0 0
Joe Rokocoko   New Zealand Wing 5 6 0 0 0 30 0 0
Will Greenwood   England Centre 6 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
Chris Latham   Australia Full-back 1 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
Josh Lewsey   England Full-back 5 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
Mat Rogers   Australia Full-back 7 5 16 0 0 57 1 0
Lote Tuqiri   Australia Wing 7 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
Pablo Bouza   Argentina Number 8 2 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
Christophe Dominici   France Wing 5 4 0 0 0 20 1 0
Caleb Ralph   New Zealand Wing 4 4 0 0 0 20 0 0

Source: RugbyWorldCup.com

Hat-tricksEdit

Unless otherwise noted, players in this list scored a hat-trick of tries.

No. Player For Against Stage Result Venue Date
1 Yannick Jauzion   France   Fiji Pool 61–18 Lang Park, Brisbane 11 October 2003
2 Joost van der Westhuizen   South Africa   Uruguay Pool 72–6 Subiaco Oval, Perth 11 October 2003
3 Martín Gaitán   Argentina   Namibia Pool 67–14 Central Coast Stadium, Gosford 14 October 2003
4 Mils MuliainaT4   New Zealand   Canada Pool 68–6 Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 17 October 2003
5 Mat Rogers   Australia   Romania Pool 90–8 Lang Park, Brisbane 18 October 2003
6 Matt Giteau   Australia   Namibia Pool 142–0 Adelaide Oval 25 October 2003
7 Chris LathamT5   Australia   Namibia Pool 142–0 Adelaide Oval 25 October 2003
8 Lote Tuqiri   Australia   Namibia Pool 142–0 Adelaide Oval 25 October 2003
9 Brian Liebenberg   France   United States Pool 41–14 Wollongong Showground 31 October 2003
10 Josh LewseyT5   England   Uruguay Pool 111–13 Lang Park, Brisbane 2 November 2003
11 Jonny WilkinsonD3   England   France Semi-final 24–7 Telstra Stadium, Sydney 16 November 2003
Key
D3 Scored hat-trick of drop goals
T4 Scored four tries
T5 Scored five tries

StadiumsEdit

Stadium City Capacity Matches played Overall
attendance
Average
attendance
per match
Average
attendance
as % of capacity
Tries scored Avg. tries
scored / match
Overall
points scored
Avg. points
scored / match
Stadium Australia Sydney 83,500 7 550,895 78,699 94.25% 32 4.57 335 47.86
Docklands Stadium Melbourne 56,347 7 284,209 40,601 72.06% 45 6.43 394 56.29
Lang Park Brisbane 52,500 9 406,340 45,149 86.00% 80 8.89 654 72.67
Subiaco Oval Perth 42,922 5 124,768 24,954 58.14% 43 8.60 327 65.40
Sydney Football Stadium Sydney 42,500 5 169,076 33,815 79.56% 32 6.40 267 53.40
Adelaide Oval Adelaide 33,597 2 56,999 28,500 84.83% 23 11.50 173 86.50
Willows Sports Complex Townsville 26,500 3 57,748 19,249 72.64% 20 6.67 177 59.00
Canberra Stadium Canberra 25,011 4 81,929 20,482 77.29% 15 3.75 170 42.50
Central Coast Stadium Gosford 20,059 3 56,663 18,888 94.16% 26 8.67 208 69.33
York Park Launceston 19,891 1 15,457 15,457 77.71% 6 6.00 44 44.00
Wollongong Showground Wollongong 18,484 2 33,463 16,732 90.52% 10 5.00 86 43.00
Total 2,242,313 48 1,837,547 38,282 81.95% 332 6.92 2,835 59.06

AttendancesEdit

Top 10 highest attendances.

Rank Attendance Match Venue City Date
1 82,957   Australia vs   England Stadium Australia Sydney 22 November 2003
2 82,444   New Zealand vs   Australia Stadium Australia Sydney 15 November 2003
3 82,346   England vs   France Stadium Australia Sydney 16 November 2003
4 81,350   Australia vs   Argentina Stadium Australia Sydney 10 October 2003
5 80,112   New Zealand vs   Wales Stadium Australia Sydney 2 November 2003
6 78,974   France vs   Scotland Stadium Australia Sydney 25 October 2003
7 62,712   France vs   New Zealand Stadium Australia Sydney 20 November 2003
8 54,206   Australia vs   Ireland Docklands Stadium Melbourne 1 November 2003
9 50,647   England vs   Samoa Docklands Stadium Melbourne 26 October 2003
10 48,778   Australia vs   Romania Lang Park Brisbane 18 October 2003
Last updated: 22 November 2003[7]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Records". ESPN. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ "RWC 2003 Statistical Review and Match Analysis" (PDF). RWC2003. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Stats Hub". World Rugby. Retrieved 9 October 2019.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Most individual points". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Stats_Hub". World Rugby. Retrieved 9 October 2019.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Most individual tries". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Rugby World Cup, 2003 Highest attendance". ESPN. ESPN Sports Media. Retrieved 29 September 2019.