2003 Rugby World Cup qualifying


2003 Rugby World Cup qualifying

For the 2003 Rugby World Cup, a number of qualifying tournaments were held to decide what nations would be participating at the finals tournament, held in Australia. The 81 teams taking part in regional qualifiers together with the 8 teams which have qualified automatically brings to 89 the total number of teams participating in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

Qualified teams

Automatic qualifiers

Tournament hosts, as well as all quarterfinalists from the previous Rugby World Cup, are automatically qualified into the Finals.
*ru|ARG (Quarterfinalist)
*ru|ENG (Quarterfinalist)
*ru|SCO (Quarterfinalist)
*ru|WAL (Quarterfinalist)
*ru|NZL (Semifinalist)
*ru|RSA (Semifinalist)
*ru|FRA (Finalist)
*ru|AUS (Champions and Host)

Regional qualifiers


=Africa=

* (Africa 1)


=Europe=

* (Europe 1)
* (Europe 2)
* (Europe 3)
* (Europe 4)


=Asia=

* (Asia 1)


=Americas=

* (Americas 1)
* (Americas 2)
* (Repechage 1)


=Oceania=

* (Oceania 1)
* (Oceania 2)
* (Repechage 2)


=Repechage=

* Repechage 1 ru|USA
* Repechage 2 ru|TON

ee also

* Africa Qualification
* European Qualification
* Americas qualification
* Asia qualification
* Oceania qualification
* Repechage


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