2003 Rugby World Cup squads

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This article lists the official squads for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia.

Pool A[edit]

 Australia[edit]

Head Coach: Australia / Japan Eddie Jones

  1. Matt Burke
  2. Chris Latham
  3. Matt Giteau
  4. Nathan Grey
  5. Stirling Mortlock
  6. Mat Rogers
  7. Morgan Turinui
  8. Joe Roff
  9. Wendell Sailor
  10. Lote Tuqiri
  11. Elton Flatley
  12. Stephen Larkham
  13. George Gregan
  14. Chris Whitaker
  15. Al Baxter
  16. Ben Darwin
  17. Peter Fa'alau
  18. Bill Young
  19. Brendan Cannon
  20. Jeremy Paul
  21. David Giffin
  22. Justin Harrison
  23. Nathan Sharpe
  24. Daniel Vickerman
  25. Matt Cockbain
  26. David Croft
  27. George Smith
  28. Phil Waugh
  29. David Lyons
  30. John Roe

 Ireland[edit]

Head Coach: Eddie O'Sullivan

  1. Tyrone Howe
  2. Girvan Dempsey
  3. Paddy Wallace
  4. Kevin Maggs
  5. Brian O'Driscoll
  6. Anthony Horgan
  7. Shane Horgan
  8. John Kelly
  9. David Humphreys
  10. Ronan O'Gara
  11. Neil Doak
  12. Guy Easterby
  13. Peter Stringer
  14. Simon Best
  15. Reggie Corrigan
  16. John Hayes
  17. Marcus Horan
  18. David Wallace
  19. Shane Byrne
  20. Frankie Sheahan
  21. Keith Wood
  22. Gary Longwell
  23. Donncha O'Callaghan
  24. Paul O'Connell
  25. Malcolm O'Kelly
  26. Victor Costello
  27. Simon Easterby
  28. Keith Gleeson
  29. Anthony Foley
  30. Eric Miller

 Argentina[edit]

Head Coach: Marcelo Loffreda

  1. Ignacio Corleto
  2. Manuel Contepomi
  3. Martin Gaitan
  4. José Orengo
  5. Diego Albanese
  6. José María Nuñez Piossek
  7. Hernan Senillosa
  8. Felipe Contepomi
  9. Juan Fernandez Miranda
  10. Juan Hernández
  11. Gonzalo Quesada
  12. Nicolas Fernandez Miranda
  13. Agustín Pichot
  14. Roberto Grau
  15. Omar Hasan
  16. Mauricio Reggiardo
  17. Rodrigo Roncero
  18. Martin Scelzo
  19. Mario Ledesma
  20. Federico Mendez
  21. Patricio Albacete
  22. Rimas Alvarez
  23. Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe
  24. Pedro Sporleder
  25. Pablo Bouza
  26. Martin Durand
  27. Rolando Martin
  28. Lucas Ostiglia
  29. Santiago Phelan
  30. Gonzalo Longo

 Romania[edit]

Head Coach: France Bernard Charreyre

  1. Danut Dumbrava
  2. Romeo Gontineac
  3. Valentin Maftei
  4. Gabriel Brezoianu
  5. Vasile Ghioc
  6. Cristian Sauan
  7. Ion Teodorescu
  8. Mihai Vioreanu
  9. Bogdan Voicu
  10. Ionut Tofan
  11. Iulian Andrei
  12. Cristian Podea
  13. Lucian Sirbu
  14. Silviu Florea
  15. Paulica Ion
  16. Cezar Popescu
  17. Marcel Socaciu
  18. Petrişor Toderasc
  19. Petru Balan
  20. Răzvan Mavrodin
  21. Marius Pantelimon
  22. Cristian Petre
  23. Augustin Petrechei
  24. Sorin Socol
  25. George Chiriac
  26. Marius Niculai
  27. Florin Tatu
  28. Ovidiu Tonita
  29. Bogdan Tudor
  30. Marian Tudori

 Namibia[edit]

Head Coach: New Zealand David Waterston

  1. Deon Grunschloss
  2. Jurie Booysen
  3. Vincent Dreyer
  4. Du Preez Grobler
  5. Corne Powell
  6. Deon Mouton
  7. Melrick Africa
  8. Morne Schreuder
  9. Rudi van Vuuren
  10. Emile Wessels
  11. Hakkies Husselman
  12. Regardt Kruger
  13. Ronaldo Pedro
  14. Neil Swanepoel
  15. Andries Blaauw
  16. Neil du Toit
  17. Johan Jenkins
  18. Kees Lensing
  19. Phillipus Isaacs
  20. Johannes Meyer
  21. Cor Van Tonder
  22. Archie Graham
  23. Eben Isaacs
  24. Heino Senekal
  25. Shaun van Rooi
  26. Wolfie Duvenhage
  27. Herman Lintvelt
  28. Schalk van der Merwe
  29. Sean Furter
  30. Jurgens van Lill

Pool B[edit]

 France[edit]

Head Coach: Bernard Laporte

  1. Jean-Jacques Crenca
  2. Raphaël Ibañez
  3. Sylvain Marconnet
  4. Fabien Pelous
  5. Jérôme Thion
  6. Serge Betsen
  7. Olivier Magne
  8. Imanol Harinordoquy
  9. Fabien Galthié
  10. Frédéric Michalak
  11. Christophe Dominici
  12. Yannick Jauzion
  13. Tony Marsh
  14. Aurélien Rougerie
  15. Dimitri Yachvili
  16. Yannick Bru
  17. Olivier Brouzet
  18. Olivier Milloud
  19. Gérald Merceron
  20. Damien Traille
  21. Brian Liebenberg
  22. David Auradou
  23. Clément Poitrenaud
  24. Sébastien Chabal
  25. Xavier Garbajosa
  26. Jean-Baptiste Poux
  27. Christian Labit
  28. Nicolas Brusque
  29. Patrick Tabacco
  30. Pépito Elhorga

 Scotland[edit]

Head Coach: Ian McGeechan

  1. Cameron Mather
  2. Glenn Metcalfe
  3. Andy Craig
  4. Andrew Henderson
  5. Ben Hinshelwood
  6. James McLaren
  7. Simon Danielli
  8. Kenny Logan
  9. Chris Paterson
  10. Nikki Walker
  11. Gordon Ross
  12. Gregor Townsend
  13. Graeme Beveridge
  14. Michael Blair
  15. Bryan Redpath
  16. Bruce Douglas
  17. Allan Jacobsen
  18. Gordon McIlwham
  19. Tom Smith
  20. Gordon Bulloch
  21. Dougie Hall
  22. Rob Russell
  23. Stuart Grimes
  24. Nathan Hines
  25. Scott Murray
  26. Martin Leslie
  27. Jason White
  28. Ross Beattie
  29. Jon Petrie
  30. Simon Taylor

 Fiji[edit]

Head Coach: Mac McCallion

  1. Isikeli Nacewa
  2. Seru Rabeni
  3. Epeli Ruivadra
  4. Aisea Tuilevu
  5. Alfred Uluinayau
  6. Rupeni Caucaunibuca
  7. Vilimoni Delasau
  8. Norman Ligairi
  9. Saimoni Rokini
  10. Marika Vunibaka
  11. Nicky Little
  12. Moses Rauluni
  13. Jacob Rauluni
  14. Richard Nyholt
  15. Isaia Rasila
  16. Nacanieli Seru
  17. Joeli Veitayaki
  18. Bill Gadolo
  19. Greg Smith
  20. Emori Katalau
  21. Kele Leawere
  22. Api Naevo
  23. Alifereti Doviverata
  24. Sisa Koyamaibole
  25. Ifereimi Rawaqa
  26. Kitione Salawa
  27. Setareki Tawake
  28. Vula Maimuri
  29. Koli Sewabu
  30. Samisoni Rabaka
  31. Alivereti Mocelutu

 United States[edit]

Head Coach: Tom Billups

  1. John Buchholz
  2. Paul Emerick
  3. Link Wilfley
  4. Kain Cross
  5. Philip Eloff
  6. Jason Keyter
  7. Salesi Sika
  8. David Fee
  9. Mose Timoteo
  10. Riaan van Zyl
  11. Mike Hercus
  12. Matt Sherman
  13. Kevin Dalzell
  14. Kimball Kjar
  15. Daniel Dorsey
  16. Richard Liddington
  17. Mike MacDonald
  18. John Tarpoff
  19. Jacob Waasdorp
  20. Kirk Khasigian
  21. Matthew Wyatt
  22. Luke Gross
  23. Gerhard Klerck
  24. Alec Parker
  25. Todd Clever
  26. Oloseti Fifita
  27. Jurie Gouws
  28. Dave Hodges
  29. Kort Schubert
  30. Dan Lyle

 Japan[edit]

Head Coach: Shogo Mukai

  1. Tsutomu Matsuda
  2. Takashi Yoshida
  3. George Konia
  4. Yukio Motoki
  5. Hideki Namba
  6. Ruben Parkinson
  7. Junichi Hojo
  8. Toru Kurihara
  9. Daisuke Ohata
  10. Hirotoki Onozawa
  11. Keiji Hirose
  12. Andrew Miller
  13. Yuji Sonoda
  14. Takashi Tsuji
  15. Shin Hasegawa
  16. Masahiko Toyoyama
  17. Masahito Yamamoto
  18. Ryō Yamamura
  19. Masao Amino
  20. Masaaki Sakata
  21. Takahiro Hayano
  22. Hajime Kiso
  23. Koichi Kubo
  24. Adam Parker
  25. Ryota Asano
  26. Takuro Miuchi
  27. Naoya Okubo
  28. Yasunori Watanabe
  29. Takeomi Ito
  30. Yuya Saito

Pool C[edit]

 England[edit]

Head Coach: Clive Woodward
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the World Rugby.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Iain Balshaw Fullback 14 April 1979 16 England Bath
Josh Lewsey Fullback 30 November 1976 13 England Wasps
Jason Robinson Fullback 30 July 1974 21 England Sale Sharks
Stuart Abbott Centre 3 June 1978 2 England Wasps
Will Greenwood Centre 20 October 1972 41 England Harlequins
Mike Tindall Centre 18 October 1978 27 England Bath
Ben Cohen Wing 14 September 1978 England Northampton
Dan Luger Wing 11 January 1975 France Perpignan
Mike Catt Fly-half 17 September 1971 England Bath
Paul Grayson Fly-half 30 May 1971 England Northampton
Jonny Wilkinson Fly-half 25 May 1979 England Newcastle
Kyran Bracken Scrum-half 22 November 1971 England Saracens
Matt Dawson Scrum-half 31 October 1972 England Northampton
Andy Gomarsall Scrum-half 24 July 1974 England Gloucester
Jason Leonard Prop 14 August 1968 England Harlequins
Danny Grewcock Lock 7 November 1972 England Bath
Simon Shaw (injury replacement) Lock 1 September 1973 England Wasps
Phil Vickery Prop 14 March 1976 England Gloucester
Julian White Prop 14 May 1973 England Leicester Tigers
Trevor Woodman Prop 4 August 1976 England Gloucester
Mark Regan Hooker 28 January 1972 England Leeds Carnegie
Steve Thompson Hooker 15 July 1978 England Northampton
Dorian West Hooker 5 October 1967 England Leicester Tigers
Martin Johnson (c) Lock 9 March 1970 England Leicester Tigers
Ben Kay Lock 14 December 1975 England Leicester Tigers
Neil Back Flanker 16 January 1969 England Leicester Tigers
Martin Corry N8 12 October 1973 England Leicester Tigers
Richard Hill Flanker 23 May 1973 England Saracens
Lewis Moody Flanker 12 June 1978 England Leicester Tigers
Lawrence Dallaglio N8 10 August 1972 England Wasps
Joe Worsley Flanker 14 June 1977 England Wasps

 South Africa[edit]

Head Coach: Rudolph Straeuli

  1. Thinus Delport
  2. Werner Greeff
  3. Ricardo Loubscher
  4. Jaco van der Westhuyzen
  5. De Wet Barry
  6. Jaque Fourie
  7. Jorrie Muller
  8. Breyton Paulse
  9. Stefan Terblanche
  10. Ashwin Willemse
  11. Derick Hougaard
  12. Louis Koen
  13. Neil de Kock
  14. Joost van der Westhuizen
  15. Richard Bands
  16. Christo Bezuidenhout
  17. Faan Rautenbach
  18. Dale Santon
  19. Lawrence Sephaka
  20. Danie Coetzee
  21. John Smit
  22. Selborne Boome
  23. Bakkies Botha
  24. Victor Matfield
  25. Schalk Burger
  26. Corne Krige
  27. Danie Rossouw
  28. Hendro Scholtz
  29. Joe van Niekerk
  30. Juan Smith

 Samoa[edit]

Head Coach: New Zealand John Boe

  1. Fa'atonu Fili
  2. Terry Fanolua
  3. Peter Poulos
  4. Dale Rasmussen
  5. Romi Ropati
  6. Lome Fa'atau
  7. Ron Fanuatanu
  8. Dominic Feaunati
  9. Brian Lima
  10. Sailosi Tagicakibau
  11. Earl Va'a
  12. Tanner Vili
  13. John Senio
  14. Steven So'oialo
  15. Denning Tyrell
  16. Kas Lealamanua
  17. Simon Lemalu
  18. Jeremy Tomuli
  19. Tamato Leupolu
  20. Jonathan Meredith
  21. Mahonri Schwalger
  22. Leo Lafaiali'I
  23. Opeta Palepoi
  24. Kitiona Viliamu
  25. Michael von Dincklage
  26. Maurie Fa'asavalu
  27. Patrick Segi
  28. Semo Sititi
  29. Des Tuiavi'I
  30. Siaosi Vaili

 Uruguay[edit]

Head Coach: Diego Ormaechea

  1. Juan Menchaca
  2. Joaquin Pastore
  3. Diego Aguirre
  4. Joaquin De Freitas
  5. Martin Mendaro
  6. Diego Reyes
  7. Carlos Baldassari
  8. Alfonso Cardoso
  9. Emiliano Ibarra
  10. Jose Viana
  11. Sebastián Aguirre
  12. Bernardo Amarillo
  13. Emiliano Caffera
  14. Juan Campomar
  15. Eduardo Berruti
  16. Diego Lamelas
  17. Pablo Lemoine
  18. Juan Machado
  19. Rodrigo Sánchez
  20. Guillermo Storace
  21. Juan Andres Perez
  22. Juan Álvarez
  23. Juan Alzueta
  24. Juan Carlos Bado
  25. Rodrigo Capo Ortega
  26. Nicolas Brignoni
  27. Ignacio Conti
  28. Nicolas Grille
  29. Marcelo Gutierrez
  30. Hernan Ponte

 Georgia[edit]

Head Coach: France Claude Saurel

  1. Bessik Khamashuridze
  2. Otar Eloshvili
  3. Irakli Giorgadze
  4. Vasil Katsadze
  5. Tedo Zibzibadze
  6. Archil Kavtarashvili
  7. Badri Khekhelashvili
  8. Gocha Khonelidze
  9. Irakli Machkhaneli
  10. Malkhaz Urjukashvili
  11. Paliko Jimsheladze
  12. Irakli Modebadze
  13. Irakli Abuseridze
  14. Merab Kvirikashvili
  15. David Dadunashvili
  16. Alexandre Margvelashvili
  17. Soso Nikolaenko
  18. Goderdzi Shvelidze
  19. Akvsenti Giorgadze
  20. Avtandil Kopaliani
  21. Victor Didebulidze
  22. Sergo Gujaraidze
  23. Zurab Mtchedlishvili
  24. Vano Nadiradze
  25. David Bolgashvili
  26. George Chkhaidze
  27. Gia Labadze
  28. George Tsiklauri
  29. Gregoire Yachvili
  30. Ilia Zedginidze

Pool D[edit]

 New Zealand[edit]

Head Coach: John Mitchell

  1. Ben Blair
  2. Leon MacDonald
  3. Mils Muliaina
  4. Daniel Carter
  5. Ma'a Nonu
  6. Tana Umaga
  7. Doug Howlett
  8. Caleb Ralph
  9. Joe Rokocoko
  10. Aaron Mauger
  11. Carlos Spencer
  12. Steve Devine
  13. Byron Kelleher
  14. Justin Marshall
  15. Dave Hewett
  16. Carl Hoeft
  17. Kees Meeuws
  18. Greg Somerville
  19. Corey Flynn
  20. Mark Hammett
  21. Keven Mealamu
  22. Chris Jack
  23. Brad Thorn
  24. Ali Williams
  25. Daniel Braid
  26. Marty Holah
  27. Richie McCaw
  28. Reuben Thorne
  29. Jerry Collins
  30. Rodney So'oialo

 Wales[edit]

Head Coach: New Zealand Steve Hansen

  1. Kevin Morgan
  2. Rhys Williams
  3. Iestyn Harris
  4. Sonny Parker
  5. Mark Taylor
  6. Garan Evans
  7. Mark Jones
  8. Tom Shanklin
  9. Gareth Thomas
  10. Stephen Jones
  11. Ceri Sweeney
  12. Gareth Cooper
  13. Dwayne Peel
  14. Shane Williams
  15. Paul James
  16. Gethin Jenkins
  17. Adam Jones
  18. Iestyn Thomas
  19. Huw Bennett
  20. Mefin Davies
  21. Robin McBryde
  22. Brent Cockbain
  23. Gareth Llewellyn
  24. Robert Sidoli
  25. Chris Wyatt
  26. Colin Charvis
  27. Dafydd Jones
  28. Jonathan Thomas
  29. Martyn Williams
  30. Alix Popham

 Italy[edit]

Head Coach: New Zealand John Kirwan

  1. Mirco Bergamasco
  2. Gert Peens
  3. Matteo Barbini
  4. Manuel Dallan
  5. Andrea Masi
  6. Cristian Stoica
  7. Gonzalo Canale
  8. Denis Dallan
  9. Nicola Mazzucato
  10. Francesco Mazzariol
  11. Rima Wakarua
  12. Matteo Mazzantini
  13. Alessandro Troncon
  14. Martin Castrogiovanni
  15. Andrea Lo Cicero
  16. Ramiro Martinez
  17. Salvatore Perugini
  18. Carlo Festuccia
  19. Fabio Ongaro
  20. Cristian Bezzi
  21. Marco Bortolami
  22. Carlo Checchinato
  23. Santiago Dellape
  24. Andrea Benatti
  25. Mauro Bergamasco
  26. Andrea De Rossi
  27. Scott Palmer
  28. Aaron Persico
  29. Sergio Parisse
  30. Matthew Phillips

 Canada[edit]

Head Coach: Australia David Clark

  1. Quentin Fyffe
  2. James Pritchard
  3. John Cannon
  4. Marco di Girolamo
  5. Matt King
  6. Nikyta Witkowski
  7. Sean Fauth
  8. Dave Lougheed
  9. Winston Stanley
  10. Jared Barker
  11. Bob Ross
  12. Ryan Smith
  13. Ed Fairhurst
  14. Morgan Williams
  15. Garth Cooke
  16. Rod Snow
  17. Jon Thiel
  18. Kevin Tkachuk
  19. Aaron Abrams
  20. Mark Lawson
  21. Jamie Cudmore
  22. Mike James
  23. Ed Knaggs
  24. Jeff Reid
  25. Colin Yukes
  26. Jim Douglas
  27. Adam van Staveren
  28. Ryan Banks
  29. Al Charron
  30. Josh Jackson

 Tonga[edit]

Head Coach: New Zealand Jim Love

  1. Pierre Hola
  2. Sukanaivalu Hufanga
  3. Gus Leger
  4. Johnny Ngauamo
  5. John Payne
  6. Tevita Tu'ifua
  7. Pila Fifita
  8. Sione Fonua
  9. Sila Va'enuku
  10. Anthony Alatini
  11. Sateki Tu'ipulotu
  12. Lisiate Ulufonua
  13. Sililo Martens
  14. David Palu
  15. Heamani Lavaka
  16. Tonga Lea'aetoa
  17. Kisi Pulu
  18. Kafalosi Tonga
  19. Viliami Ma'asi
  20. Ephram Taukafa
  21. Milton Ngauamo
  22. Viliami Vaki
  23. Stanley Afeaki
  24. Inoke Afeaki
  25. Edward Langi
  26. Nisifolo Naufahu
  27. Sione Tu'Amoheloa
  28. Ipolito Fenukitau
  29. Benhur Kivalu
  30. Usaia Latu

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