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On My Knees: The Long Road to England's World Cup Glory
On My Knees
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Author: Steve Jones

On My Knees: The Long Road to England's World Cup Glory

On 22 November 2003, England enjoyed their most wondrous day of sporting glory since the 1966 football World Cup final. Inspired by the amazing Jonny Wilkinson, they won the Rugby World Cup, silencing anti-Pom Australia with a victory in the final in Sydney in one of the most exciting sporting contests ever staged...

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256

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Jason Leonard: Full Time
Jason Leonard: Full Time
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Author: Jason Leonard

Jason Leonard: Full Time
 
Leonard's story starts as rugby started -- in the amateur days, when the Cockney Carpenter began playing for Barking and Saracens in the days before multi-million pound business owners and sponsorship...

Format: Softcover 

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The Little Book of English Rugby
The Little Book of English Rugby
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The Little Book of English Rugby

Publisher: Green Umbrella Sport & Leisure

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 128
Illustrations: 125

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The History of the Rugby World Cup
The History of the Rugby World Cup
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Author: Gerald Davies

The History of the Rugby World Cup

Featuring interviews with players past and present, including Sean Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Davies, Philippe Sella, Will Carling, Keith Wood and Martin Johnson, this guide offers a detailed analysis of the...
  
Format: Paperback 

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The Ultimate Guide to Rugby
The Ultimate Guide to Rugby
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Author: Gavin Mortimer

The Ultimate Guide to Rugby

Format: Softcover
Pages: 48
Illustrations: Colour

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Team England Rugby: World Cup 2003 - The Official Account of England's World Cup Triumph
Team England Rugby: World Cup 2003 - The Official Account of England's World Cup Triumph
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Publisher: Orion

Team England Rugby: World Cup 2003 - The Official Account of England's World Cup Triumph

The rain is still pouring, the scores are level, the clock shows 100 minutes. Matt Dawson pulls the ball from the ruck, flicks it on to Jonny Wilkinson, who, with his right foot, drops the ball between...

Format: Hardcover

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1999 WORLD CUP
Australia

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

The 2003 World Cup was hosted by Australia. The IRB changed the qualifying back to the 8 quarter finalists of the previous World Cup who get automatic entry. The other 12 places was filled by Canada, United States, Uruguay, Japan, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Namibia, Ireland, Italy and first-time qualifiers Georgia.

Instead of having 5 groups of 4 nations, the IRB went back to 4 groups with 5 nations with only the top two positions in the group qualifying for the quater-finals.

England became the first Northern Hemisphere nation to win the World Cup. As with the final in 1995, this time Jonny Wilkinson kicked a drop goal in the dieing seconds of extra-time to win the match, and with it the Webb Ellis Trophy.

GENERAL

Host Nation Australia
Number of nations 20
Champions England
Runner-Up Australia
3rd Place New Zealand
4th Place France
Matches Played 48
Attendance 1,837,547 (38,282 per match)
Top Scorer Jonny Wilkinson (113)
Most Tries Doug Howlett (6),
Mils Muliaina (6)
MEMORABLE PLAYERS POOL STAGES


Martin Johnson
Winning Captain

Pool A
Team P W D L F A Points
Australia 4 4 0 0 273 32 18
Ireland 4 3 0 1 141 55 15
Argentina 4 2 0 2 140 57 11
Romania 4 1 0 3 65 192 5
Namibia 4 0 0 4 28 310 0
Australia 24 - 8 Argentina
Ireland 45 - 17 Romania
Argentina 67 - 14 Namibia
Australia 90 - 8 Romania
Ireland 64 - 7 Namibia
Argentina 50 - 3 Romania
Australia 142 - 0 Namibia
Argentina 15 - 16 Ireland
Namibia 7 - 37 Romania
Australia 17 - 16 Ireland


Jonny Wilkinson
Highest Points Scorer

Pool B
Team P W D L F A Points
France 4 4 0 0 204 70 20
Scotland 4 3 0 1 102 97 14
Fiji 4 2 0 2 98 112 9
United States 4 1 0 3 86 125 6
Japan 4 0 0 4 79 163 0
France 61 - 18 Fiji
Scotland 32 - 11 Japan
Fiji 19 - 18 United Sates
France 51 - 29 Japan
Scotland 39 - 15 United States
Fiji 41 - 13 Japan
France 51 - 9 Scotland
Japan 26 - 39 United States
France 41 - 14 United States
Scotland 22 - 20 Fiji


Doug Howlett
Top Try Scorer

Pool C
Team P W D L F A Points
England 4 4 0 0 255 47 19
South Africa 4 3 0 1 184 60 15
Samoa 4 2 0 2 138 117 10
Uruguay 4 1 0 3 56 255 4
Georgia 4 0 0 4 46 200 0
South Africa 72 - 6 Uruguay
England 84 - 6 Georgia
Samoa 60 - 13 Uruguay
South Africa 6 - 25 England
Georgia 9 - 46 Samoa
South Africa 46 - 19 Georgia
England 35 - 22 Samoa
Georgia 12 - 24 Uruguay
South Africa 60 - 10 Samoa
England 111 -13 Uruguay


Mils Muliaina
Top Try Scorer

Pool D
Team P W D L F A Points
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 282 57 20
Wales 4 3 0 1 132 98 14
Italy 4 2 0 2 76 124 8
Canada 4 1 0 3 54 135 5
Tonga 4 0 0 4 46 178 1
New Zealand 70 - 7 Italy
Wales 41 - 10 Canada
Italy 36 - 12 Tonga
New Zealand 68 - 6 Canada
Wales 27 - 20 Tonga
Italy 19 - 14 Canada
New Zealand 91 - 7 Tonga
Italy 15 - 27 Wales
Canada 24 - 7 Tonga
New Zealand 53 - 37 Wales
KNOCK-OUT STAGE
Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals
New Zealand 29 - 9 South Africa
Australia 33 - 16 Scotland
France 43 - 21 Ireland
England 28 - 17 Wales
New Zealand 10 - 22 Australia
France 7 - 24 England
Third-Place Play-off Final
New Zealand 40 - 13 France Australia 17 - 20 England




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