Fly-half: Jonny Wilkinson
Making his first start for his country, the 19-year-old missed two decent penalty opportunities early on and cost his side a try when his attempted clearance kick was charged down. It proved to be a learning experience for Wilkinson, and by the end of 2001 he had eclipsed the England Test points record of 396 held until then by his mentor Rob Andrew.
He will forever be remembered as the man who kicked England to Rugby World Cup glory in Australia in 2003 – slotting a last-gasp drop goal in extra-time to edge out the hosts in a thrilling tournament finale.
Scrum-half: Scott Benton
Prop: Graham Rowntree
A rugged and reliable loose-head prop, Rowntree won a total of 54 caps for England in an 11-year international between 1995 and 2006 and appeared three times for the British & Irish Lions. He was England Forwards coach between 2012 and the 2015 Rugby World Cup before joining Harlequins.
Hooker: Richard Cockerill
Prop: Phil Vickery
A key member of the side that won the 2003 World Cup, the tighthead was then the Captain of the (almost successful) 2007 World Cup squad. Retired in 2010 due to neck injuries. Won the 2011 series of Celebrity Masterchef before working as a co-commentator at the 2011 Rugby World Cup for ITV.