Here’s who the 2003 World Cup heroes settled down with

4. Martin Johnson – Kay Johnson


5. Ben Kay – Virginia Kay

In 2002 Kay married long-time girlfriend Virginia, a physiotherapist, and they have two children. His longtime Leicester Tigers and England teammate Martin Johnson was an usher at his wedding.

Those television ventures have been supplemented by a range of other media exploits on podcasts and videos, as Kay provides cutting-edge analysis on the English top-flight and beyond.


6. Richard Hill – Unknown

Former back-rower Richard Hill has been one of the less visible England names since that 2003 crowning glory, having retired from international action in 2008.

He has nevertheless remained an influential presence in the rugby world, however, being appointed as England’s team manager under Eddie Jones back in 2016


7. Neil Back – Alison Back

The legend keeps himself to himself but is still with his first wife Ali, who was in the crowd as England won the World Cup back in 2003. They have two children, Fin, who plays football for Nottingham Forest, and Liv.

Back has held roles at his beloved Leicester Tigers, Leeds Carnegie and Edinburgh Rugby as he continues to disseminate his dynamic back row expertise to the next generation.

Back currently undertakes a public speaking role and is also a director at display expert company, TSP Visual Comms.


8. Lawrence Dallaglio

Former model and art student Alice has been with Lawrence for 23 years and they have three children. Their relationship was tested during the 2003 World Cup when Alice embarked on an affair with a friend of Lawrence’s. However, they reconciled and got married in 2005.

Still an authoritative voice in the game since retiring in 2008, Dallaglio’s influence in the sport lives on.

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