ITV Hub will revisit another vintage sporting year, delving into its archive to bring viewers the 2003 Rugby World Cup tournament in Rugby World Cup 2003 Revisited

Complete coverage of the fifth Rugby World Cup will play out exclusively across ITV Hub from Monday 20 July, with all England matches also playing out on ITV4.



Audiences can relive all the euphoria from a year that saw the England team go head to head with host nation Australia in a bid to lift the trophy, in an epic bid for glory that sealed Jonny Wilkinson’s status as one of the all time sporting greats.

All 48 games will be available on the Hub, starting with the first round group stages which saw England take on Georgia, Scotland play against Japan, Wales vs Canada and Ireland vs Romania.

ITV Hub’s latest trip down sporting memory lane follows its recent revival of Euro 96, which generated More than 600,000 consumption hours and nearly 1 million streaming requests via ITV Hub.

Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels & Acquisitions, ITV said:

“With several major sporting tournaments on temporary hiatus, we’ve done the next big thing and raided the archives to serve up another glorious sporting classic. The response to the recent re-runs of Euro 96 proved that there’s never been such an appetite for sporting nostalgia and we hope the Rugby World Cup 2003 gets people in the spirit all over again.”



The tournament schedule is as follows:

Monday 20th July:

Group A

Australia v Argentina | ITV Hub

Ireland v Romania | ITV Hub

Argentina v Namibia | ITV Hub

Group B

France v Fiji | ITV Hub

Scotland v Japan | ITV Hub | ‘LIVE’ on Twitter | 2PM

Fiji v USA | ITV Hub

Group C

South Africa v Uruguay | ITV Hub

England v Georgia | ITV4 | 6.40PM

Samoa v Uruguay | ITV Hub

Group D

New Zealand v Italy | ITV Hub

Wales v Canada | ITV Hub

Italy v Tonga | ITV Hub

Tuesday 21st July:

Group A

Australia v Romania | ITV Hub

Ireland v Namibia | ITV Hub

Argentina v Romania | ITV Hub

Group B

France v Japan | ITV Hub

Scotland v USA | ITV Hub

Group C

South Africa v England | ITV4 | 7PM

Georgia v Samoa | ITV Hub

Group D

New Zealand v Canada | ITV Hub

Tonga v Wales | ITV Hub | ‘LIVE’ on Twitter | 2PM

Italy v Canada | ITV Hub



Wednesday 22nd July:

Group A

Australia v Namibia | ‘LIVE’ on Twitter | 2PM

Argentina v Ireland | ITV Hub

Group B

Fiji v Japan | ITV Hub

France v Scotland | ITV Hub

Japan v USA | ITV Hub

Group C

South Africa v Georgia | ITV Hub

England v Samoa | ITV4 | 7PM

Group D

New Zealand v Tonga | ITV Hub

Italy v Wales | ITV Hub

Thursday 23rd July:

Group A

Namibia v Romania | ITV Hub

Australia v Ireland | ITV Hub

Group B

France v USA | ITV Hub

Scotland v Fiji | ITV Hub

Group C

Georgia v Uruguay | ITV Hub

South Africa v Samoa | ITV Hub

England v Uruguay | ITV4 | 7PM

Group D

Canada v Tonga | ITV Hub

New Zealand v Wales | ITV Hub | ‘LIVE’ on Twitter | 2PM



Friday 24th July:

Quarter-Final

New Zealand v South Africa | ITV Hub

Australia v Scotland | ITV Hub

France v Ireland | ITV Hub | ‘LIVE’ on Twitter | 2PM

England v Wales | ITV4 | 7PM

Saturday 25th July:

Semi-Final

New Zealand v Australia | ITV Hub | ‘LIVE’ on Twitter | 2PM

France v England | ITV4 | 7PM

Sunday 26th July:

Third-Place Playoff

France v New Zealand | ITV Hub | ‘LIVE’ on Twitter | 2PM

Final

Australia v England | ITV4 | 7PM

Source – https://itv.com/six-nations/articles/tv-schedule-revisit-the-2003-rugby-world-cup-on-itv4-and-itv-hub

 


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