"The Next Generation" - What are the Kids of the 2003 Rugby World Cup England Squad Up To? - Ruck

“The Next Generation” – What are the Kids of the 2003 Rugby World Cup England Squad Up To?

England rugby fans will never forget the era-defining moment, when Johnny Wilkinson slotted the drop goal, to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup for his country.

After topping Pool C, and eliminating Wales and France in the knock-out stages, England toppled Australia in the own back-yard, and lifted the Web Ellis Trophy in Sydney.

The heroes of the 2003 Rugby World Cup have solidified their legacies, but what is currently going on with their next generation?

Some young stars have already begun to follow in their father’s footsteps, whilst some have taken career paths to completely different sports.

  1. Jason Robinson

Legendary England speedster Jason Robinson recently took to social media, to share the news that his son Noah has signed for Premier League football giants Manchester City.

The 2003 Rugby World Cup winner said how he was “super proud” of his son’s accomplishment, and it will be exciting to see Noah lighting up the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium in the not so distant future.

Manchester City published an announcement video, confirming that the young Robinson had signed with the Citizens. Jason Robinson’s tweet garnered the attention of some of rugby’s well-known names, who shared their support for the new City star.

Robinson also has other children who are excelling in sport. His eldest son, Lewis Tierney, is a decorated Rugby League star, who has represented Scotland’s national team. Tierney’s playing career took him to Wigan Warriors, Workington Town, Catalans Dragons and the Leigh Centurions.

The 28-year-old has also won the 2018 Challenge Cup Final, as the Catalans Dragons secured the tittle over his former club Wigan Warriors at Wembley Stadium. Jason has another son called Patrick, who is a professional freeride mountain biker, and a three-time champion for the Street Velodrome cycling discipline.