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How's your memory of Ireland's 2003 Rugby World Cup?
There was a lot to be said for mid-morning kick-offs.

THERE IS NO denying that the 2003 Rugby World Cup belonged to England. 

Not only did they become the first northern hemisphere side to lift the Webb Ellis trophy, they also provided one of the most iconic moments in World Cup history. 

Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal to beat Australia will live long in our memories. But what about Ireland’s performance, how well do you remember that? 

Let’s find out. 

Which Irish player broke his leg in their last warm-up game against Scotland at Murrayfield?
David Humphreys
Girvan Dempsey

Geordan Murphy
Kevin Maggs
Which of the following backs did not make the squad for the World Cup?
Anthony Horgan
Gordon D'Arcy

Shane Horgan
John Kelly
Which of the following forwards was left out of the squad?
Malcolm O'Kelly
Simon Easterby

Paul O'Connell
Leo Cullen
Ireland were drawn in Group A with Australia, Argentina, Romania and which other nation?

Who scored Ireland's first try of the tournament?
Brian O'Driscoll
Denis Hickie

Shane Horgan
Keith Wood
How many points did David Humphreys score against Romania?

How many tries did Ireland score against Namibia in their second group game?

Who scored the only try of the game as Ireland edged Argentina 16-15 in a must-win match for each team?
Alan Quinlan
Peter Stringer

John Hayes
Brian O'Driscoll
Who scored Australia's try in their 17-16 victory over Ireland in their final group game?
Elton Flatley
George Smith

Mat Rogers
Joe Roff
By how many points did Ireland trail France at half-time of their quarter-final?

Who scored Ireland's final try of the 2003 World Cup?
Brian O'Driscoll
Kevin Maggs

Ronan O'Gara
Victor Costello
Which of these Frenchmen did not get on the score-sheet in that quarter-final?
Aurelien Rougerie
Imanol Harinordoquy

Olivier Magne
Christophe Dominici
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You scored out of !
Flawless performance. You really know your stuff.
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You're a Wallaby
Good effort.
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You scored out of !
Decent performance. But that pesky quarter-final foiled you again.
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You scored out of !
It's been great having you here, but winning was never on the cards was it?
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