Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
iRB 2003 World Cup
20. 20 teams will face off starting on October 10 in Australia, for the coveted William Webb Ellis trophy.
Spain. The Eagles thumped Spain 63-13, and 58-13 in a home-and-home series to make it to Australia.
Montevideo. Uruguay shocked Canada 25-23 at Montevideo, in the first international ever played there.
Repercharge. After losing to Manu Samoa and Fiji in the Oceania qualifiers, Tonga thumped Papua New Guinea, and then Korea in the reperchage to make it to Australia.
Japan. Japan won their games against Korea and Chinese Taipai (Taiwan) 90-24, 155-3, 55-17, and 120-3, proving that they are a top Asian team.
f. After a very poor performance in Wales/England/France 1999, Ireland had to go through the European qualifying rounds to make it to Australia.
8. The 8 quarter-finalists from the last World Cup qualified: Wales, England, Scotland, France, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina.
Australia. It was originally going to be held jointly in Australia and New Zealand, but money issues gave the entire tournament to Australia.
t. Ireland 10 points, Australia 9, Argentina 5, Romania and Namibia 0.
|The fifth Pool A match, between Ireland and Namibia, was played in pouring rain at Aussie Stadium in Sydney on Sunday 19th October. Who won, and what was the score?||2003 World Cup: Pool A #1
Ireland 64-7. Ireland scored 10 tries to 1, to take maximum points from the match. They led 33-7 at half time.
|On 18 October, Australia thrashed Romania 90-8 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Their first try was scored how long after the kick-off?||2003 World Cup: Pool A #1
18 seconds. Yes, 18 seconds was all it took for Elton Flatley to score!
67-14 to Argentina. Argentina led 27-7 at half time.
|The third Pool A match was between Argentina and Namibia at the Central Coast Stadium in Gosford. How many tries did Argentina score in this match?||2003 World Cup: Pool A #1
10. Centre Martin Gaitan scored three tries. Argentina picked up a bonus point in their 67-14 win.
Dennis Hickie (IRE). Dennis Hickie, the Irish left wing, scored two tries. Costello, Wood and Shane Horgan also scored for Ireland. Romania's try was scored by Maftei and they were awarded a penalty try.
|The second Pool A match was at Gosford on the NSW Central Coast, between Ireland and Romania. Who won, and what was the score?||2003 World Cup: Pool A #1
Ireland 45-17. Ireland scored five tries to two, and moved to the top of Pool A, by picking up a bonus point for scoring more than four tries.
24-8. Australia scored 2 tries to 1, but Elton Flatley's four penalty goals made all the difference.
Wendell Sailor (AUS). Wendell Sailor had this honour, in the 20th minute of the game against Argentina. A very colourful opening ceremony preceded this game.
Simon Danielli. Winger Simon Danielli scored twice in the space of five minutes midway through the first half. Kerr, Townsend and Paterson scored a try each.
39-15. Scotland scored five tries, to the five penalty goals of the U.S.A. Scotland lead 24-9 at half time.
Frederic Michalak. Michalak scored a try, kicked 5 conversions and three penalty goals, for a persobal tally of 24 points. Rougerie scored two tries, Pelous and Crenca one each.
51-29. France scored six tries to two to win the game. They led 20-16 at half time.
Fiji 19-18. This game went down to the wire! The USA scored in the last seconds, but unfortunately for them, the conversion missed, and Fiji won by a single point.
Scotland v Japan 32-11. Scotland scored their first try after 5 minutes, but had to struggle for their victory.
|The second Pool B match was between Scotland and Japan in Townsville, North Queensland. How many tries were scored in the game?||2003 World Cup: Pool B
6. Scotland scored five tries to 1 to beat a spirited Japanese team.
Yannick Jauzion. Jauzion, the centre, scored his three 2nd half tries in the 55th, 66nd and 72nd minutes of play. The other French tries were scored by Harinordoquy, Ibanez and Dominici (who scored twice).
|Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane was the venue for the first Pool B match on October 11th, between Fiji and France. Who won and what was the score?||2003 World Cup: Pool B
France 61-18. France were too strong for Fiji, running in seven tries to 2, and ended up 43 points ahead. The half time score was 24-8.
|Earl Va'a was Samoa's top points scorer against Georgia. How were his 21 points made up?||2003 World Cup: Pool C
A try, 5 conversions and two penalty goals. Flyhalf Va'a kicked 16 points and scored the second of Samoa's six tries.
|The fifth Pool C match was between Georgia and Samoa. After Georgia's hiding from England, the question was not who would win, but by how much? So what was the final margin of Samoa's victory?
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37 points. Samoa scored six tries, but were made to work harder than they'd imagined in their 46-9 victory.
England 25-6. Four penalty goals, two dropped goals and a conversion by Jonny Wilkinson, plus Will Greenwood's try were enough to sink South Africa, who could only manage two penalty goals by Louis Koen.
|The fourth Pool C match was the crucial clash between England and South Africa. How many tries were scored in this match?
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1. The only try in England's victory was scored by Will Greenwood in the 23rd minute of the second half.
Lome Fa'atau. Winger Lome Fa'atau was the player sent off. Samoa finished the match with 14 men.