2003 Rugby World Cup – Oceania qualification

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In qualification for the 2003 Rugby World Cup, a number of positions were available to Oceania nations. Fiji, Samoa and the Tonga would eventually qualify, joining automatic qualifiers Australia and New Zealand.

Round 1a – June, 2001[edit]

Cook Islands advanced to Round 3

Final Standings
Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Cook Islands 2 2 0 0 +106 6
 Niue 2 1 0 1 +15 4
 Tahiti 2 0 0 2 -121 2
Match Schedule
Date Match Venue Result
2 June 2001 Cook Islands - Tahiti Rarotonga, Cook Islands 86-0
9 June 2001 Niue - Cook Islands Alofi, Niue 8-28
16 June 2001 Tahiti - Niue Papeete, Tahiti 6-41

Round 1b – June, 2001[edit]

Papua New Guinea advanced to Round 3

Final Standings
Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Papua New Guinea 2 2 0 0 +44 6
 Solomon Islands 1 0 0 1 -22 1
 Vanuatu 1 0 0 1 -22 1
Match Schedule
Date Match Venue Result
2 June 2001 Papua New Guinea – Solomon Islands Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 32-10
9 June 2001 Vanuatu – Papua New Guinea Port Vila, Vanuatu 10-32
16 June 2001 Solomon Islands - Vanuatu Solomon Islands Not Played

Round 2[edit]

Top two teams (Fiji and Samoa) qualified to 2003 Rugby World Cup. Winner (Fiji) to Pool C. Runner-up (Samoa) to Pool B. Third place (Tonga) to Round 4.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Fiji 4 3 0 1 +43 10
 Samoa 4 3 0 1 +38 10
 Tonga 4 0 0 4 -81 4

Match Schedule

Date Match Venue Result
1 June 2002 Samoa - Fiji Apia, Samoa 16-17
7 June 2002 Tonga - Fiji Nukuʻalofa Tonga 22-47
15 June 2002 Tonga - Samoa Nukuʻalofa, Tonga 16-27
22 June 2002 Fiji - Samoa Suva Fiji 12-22
28 June 2002 Samoa - Tonga Apia, Samoa 31-13
6 July 2002 Fiji - Tonga Suva Fiji 47-20

Round 3[edit]

Papua New Guinea qualified for Round 4.

Date Match Venue Result
19 October 2002  Papua New Guinea – Cook Islands Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 29-14
26 October 2002  Cook Islands – Papua New Guinea Rarotonga, Cook Islands 21-16

Round 4[edit]

Tonga qualified for Repechage.

Date Match Venue Result
30 November 2002  Papua New GuineaTonga Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 14-47
6 December 2002  Tonga – Papua New Guinea Nukuʻalofa, Tonga 84-12