2. Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal
Jonny Wilkinson won the game in the 2003 final with a late kick taken on his weaker right foot. There were only 20 seconds left on the clock, and it was enough for England to win their first ever Rugby World Cup, with a narrow victory of 20-17. Simply an unforgettable moment.
1. Nelson Mandela hands Francois Pienaar the trophy –
The truly remarkable tale of rugby uniting a racially divided country reached its pinnacle when South Africa beat New Zealand 15-12 in a closely fought final in 1995. Nelson Mandela in his Springboks jersey presenting the trophy to captain Francois Pienaar perfectly symbolised the ‘Rainbow Nation’ that the country had become.