2003 Rugby World Cup – Africa qualification

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In qualification for the 2003 Rugby World Cup, there was one position for an African nation, as well as the possibility of repechage qualification. Namibia qualified, joining automatic qualifiers South Africa at the competition in Australia.

Round 1[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Cameroon advanced to Round 2

Final Standings
Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Cameroon 2 1 0 1 +16 4
 Uganda 2 1 0 1 -8 4
 Zambia 2 1 0 1 -8 4
Match Schedule
Date Match Venue Result
28 July 2001 Zambia - Cameroon Chingola, Zambia 25-24
11 August 2001 Uganda – Zambia Kyadondo, Uganda 21-12
25 August 2001 Cameroon - Uganda Douala, Cameroon 17-0

Pool B[edit]

Madagascar advanced to Round 2

Final Standings
Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Madagascar 2 2 0 0 +25 6
 Botswana 2 1 0 1 -10 4
 Swaziland 2 0 0 2 -15 2
Match Schedule
Date Match Venue Result
1 September 2001 Botswana - Swaziland Gaborone, Botswana 13-3
16 September 2001 Madagascar – Botswana Antananarivo, Madagascar 31-11
29 September 2001 Swaziland - Madagascar Malkerns, Swaziland 21-26

Round 2[edit]

Madagascar advanced to Round 3

Final Standings
Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Madagascar 2 2 0 0 +13 6
 Kenya 2 1 0 1 +18 4
 Cameroon 2 0 0 2 -31 2
Match Schedule
Date Match Venue Result
13 October 2001 Madagascar - Kenya Antananarivo, Madagascar 27-20
27 October 2001 Cameroon – Madagascar Yaoundé, Cameroon 24-30
24 November 2001 Kenya - Cameroon Nairobi, Kenya 40-15

Round 3[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Tunisia advanced to Round 4

Final Standings
Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Tunisia 2 2 0 0 +6 6
 Morocco 2 1 0 1 +1 4
 Ivory Coast 2 0 0 2 -7 2
Match Schedule
Date Match Venue Result
18 May 2002 Tunisia - Morocco Tunis, Tunisia 27-26
25 May 2002 Ivory Coast – Tunisia Abidjan, Ivory Coast 8-13
1 June 2002 Morocco - Ivory Coast Abidjan, Ivory Coast 23-21

Pool B[edit]

Namibia advanced to Round 4

Final Standings
Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Namibia 2 2 0 0 +124 6
 Zimbabwe 2 1 0 1 +37 4
 Madagascar 2 0 0 2 -161 2
Match Schedule
Date Match Venue Result
2 June 2002 Madagascar - Zimbabwe Antananarivo, Madagascar 3-52
15 June 2002 Namibia – Madagascar Windhoek, Namibia 112-0
29 June 20021 Zimbabwe - Namibia Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 30-42

Round 4[edit]

Namibia won the round based on total tries scored (4 to 3). Namibia qualified to Pool A of the 2003 Rugby World Cup as Africa 1. Tunisia advanced to Repechage.

Date Match Venue Result
30 November 2002  Namibia – Tunisia Windhoek, Namibia 26-19
6 December 2002  Tunisia – Namibia Tunis, Tunisia 24-17