Wallaby argues Wilkinson should have been sent off in 2003 World Cup final - Ruck

Wallaby argues Wilkinson should have been sent off in 2003 World Cup final

Matt Giteau recalls his memories of the 2003 RWC final against England in his home country.

The versatile back pinpoints a moment where eventual match-winner Jonny Wilkinson hit him with a interesting looking tackle by modern standards.

Wilkinson and Giteau played together at Toulon later in their careers.

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‘5/10’ – How the England players rated for 2003 World Cup triumph

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

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