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George Gregan is consoled by Martin Johnson

22 November 2013

RWC 2003 REACTION – Johnson: "Heart and soul" won RWC

Victorious England captain Martin Johnson shunned a chance to bask in the limelight after his side secured the 2003 Rugby World Cup, characteristically preferring to pay tribute to his team and their backroom staff

Martin Johnson lifts the Webb Ellis trophy

22 November 2013

RWC 2003 HIGHLIGHTS – Wilkinson drops for World Cup glory

Jonny Wilkinson slotted a nerveless drop-goal in the last seconds of extra-time to see off a resolute challenge from Australia and seal the 2003 Rugby World Cup in sensational fashion for England

Former England Under 20 captain Alex Gray, now part of the Sevens programme

21 November 2013

VIDEO – Committed Gray outlines Sevens ambitions

Former England Under 20 captain Alex Gray retains lofty ambitions in the 15-a-side game and believes involvement in Simon Amor’s burgeoning Sevens programme is the vehicle to deliver them.

Teenagers at the launch of the Posts in the Park initiative

21 November 2013

RFU announces 2015 Rugby Youth Partnership

School children across the country will get a chance to be part of the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015) with the formation of a new youth partnership

Martin Johnson carries

18 November 2013

RWC 2003 REACTION – Defeat of France delights Johnson and Woodward

Martin Johnson and Clive Woodward both hailed the accurate, clinical nature of England’s game management after their side ground out a dominant 24-7 win over France to reach the 2003 Rugby World Cup final