The rugby world responds to England’s semi-final defeat against Croatia
England’s bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 came to an end in the last four as they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow.
Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute, slotting in from Ivan Perisic’s flick-on into the area.
Here’s how rugby stars reacted on social media after the result:
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019……..
It’s coming home!
So proud lads!! Heroes everyone. #ThreeLionsOnAShirt
— Nick Easter (@nick_easter) July 11, 2018
— RugbyInsideLine (@RugbyInsideLine) July 11, 2018
Officials are shite
— Austin Healey (@IamAustinHealey) July 11, 2018
Bit of advice. Never make stupid bets. @miketindall13 you b******!!
— Stuart W Hogg (@StuartWHOGG_) July 11, 2018
— Scott Quinnell (@ScottQuinnell) July 11, 2018
Now we have Belgium 2nd Xl v @england 2nd Xl – again – what a load of crap Saturday will be. Absolute joke of an extra match…
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) July 11, 2018
So I’ve been told I have to support England, so I did and still do , I recommend dialling all the 3’s 🚕
— Gareth Thomas (@gareththomas14) July 11, 2018
— James Wilson (@_JamesWilson_) July 11, 2018
Nobody actually said when it’s coming home. So it’s coming home (soon)
— JonnyHill (@_jonnyhill) July 11, 2018
Sport should unite people and that’s what they have done. Couldn’t be prouder of them 🏴 If there was ever a group of lads who could be world beaters in 4 years time…. 👏👏👏👏
— David Strettle (@David_Strettle) July 11, 2018