Everyone is rewatching Mike Tindall's hit on George Gregan from World Cup final - Ruck

Everyone is rewatching Mike Tindall’s hit on George Gregan from World Cup final

England centre Mike Tindall lines up Australia captain George Gregan and dumps him in to touch to set the tone for an epic Rugby World Cup Final.

One fan wrote: “Class tackle. Would probably have got a red card by today’s standards…”

A second commented: “It’s so gloriously unnecessary. Makes me smile every time.”

Another said: “Talk about down under George Gregan nearly ended up in England”

Mike Tindall tackle:

England’s player ratings from 2003 World Cup final revealed

This is how the BBC rated Sir Clive Woodward’s England stars following their nail-biting 20-17 win against Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final.

Josh Lewsey: Again proved his worth in the number 15 jersey. Made some dynamic runs and kept the pressure on the Aussie midfield. 7

Jason Robinson: Always looked dangerous with the ball. Had little chance stopping Australia’s try, but did his job at the other end touching down. 8

Will Greenwood: Handled the ball well with some creative touches and put in some big tackles but ultimately failed to shine. 6

Mike Tindall: More direct than creative, but did the job he was asked to do. Produced a vital clearance in the second half before making way for Mike Catt. 7

Ben Cohen: Worked tirelessly off the ball and did little wrong. Was given little opportunity to show his class with the ball. 6