2. Dad’s Army
The 2003 World Cup winning side were portrayed as doddery old buggers who got to training sessions using pensioner bus passes.
On this day in 2003…— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 22, 2016
Jonny Wilkinson kicked England to glory in the Rugby World Cup final.
What a day. What a tournament. What a moment. pic.twitter.com/Qb6nvmfreu
Martin Johnson’s champions were no spring chickens, but they weren’t exactly wrinklies either.
Maybe their static game enhanced the impression. But the average age of the World Cup final starters, 28, matches the Springboks’ current first XV and you don’t see anyone giving Faf de Klerk a walking stick.