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Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 October, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 October, 2003, 12:00am

The Rugby World Cup runs until November 22. The opening matches were played over the weekend. Teams from 20 nations are split into four groups of five. The top two teams in each group qualify for the quarter-finals which start on November 8.


This week's fixtures live on STAR Sports (Hong Kong time):


Today - Pool A, Argentina v Namibia, in Gosford, 5.30pm;


Tomorrow - Pool B, Fiji v United States, in Brisbane, 3pm; Pool D, Italy v Tonga, in Canberra, 5.30pm; Pool C, Samoa v Uruguay, in Perth, 8pm;


Friday - Pool D, New Zealand v Canada, in Melbourne, 5.30pm.


Saturday - Pool A, Australia v Romania, in Brisbane, 4pm; Pool B, France v Japan, in Townsville, 5pm; Pool C, South Africa v England, in Perth, 8pm.


Record breakers


Most World Cup points scored by one player:


227 - Gavin Hastings (Scotland)


Most World Cup tries scored by one player:


15 - Jonah Lomu (New Zealand)


Most World Cup conversions scored by one player:


39 - Gavin Hastings (Scotland)


Most World Cup penalties scored by one player:


36 - Gavin Hastings (Scotland)


Most points scored by a player in one tournament


126 - Grant Fox (New Zealand), 1987


Most tries scored by a player in one tournament


8 - Jonah Lomu (New Zealand), 1999


Most conversions scored by a player in one tournament:


30 - Grant Fox (New Zealand), 1987


Most penalties scored by a player in one tournament:


31 - Gonzalo Quesada (Argentina), 1999


Most drop goals scored by a player in one tournament:


6 - Jannie De Beer (South Africa), 1999