England's 2007 Rugby World Cup final XV: Where are they now? - Ruck

England’s 2007 Rugby World Cup final XV: Where are they now?

    • Here, RUCK looks at what each member of that squad is doing now…

Fullback: Jason Robinson

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Ater retiring in 2007, tried his hand at sheep farming and was the head coach of Sale Sharks for the 2009/10 season before making a playing comeback with National League Two side Fylde the following year. He completely retired in July 2011 and is now a director of sportswear firm Proskins as well as an ambassador for HSBC, XBlades and Land Rover.

Wing: Paul Sackey

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In July 2008, Sackey travelled to his parents’ home country, Ghana, to gain a better understanding of the development of the sport there. A huge crowd of over 500 schoolchildren greeted him, with several games put on in his honour. The winger hung up his boots in 2014 and is now the founder of creative design company OneFourHQ.

Centre: Matthew Tait

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The speedster was last capped by England in 2010 against Australia. Tait spent three years at Sale Sharks after leaving Newcastle Falcons in 2008 before moving to Leicester Tigers, where the he played until retiring in February 2019.  He is currently training to become a pilot, having expressed an interest in becoming a commercial pilot.

Centre: Mike Catt

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Played an integral role as London Irish reached their first Aviva Premiership final in 2009 before hanging up his boots the following season at the age of 38. Has since coached the Exiles and worked as England backs coach from 2012-2015 under Stuart Lancaster. Now working with Conor O’Shea and the Italy national side.