LIST | 5 stories you didn’t know about England’s 2003 World Cup triumph

On a fateful night in Sydney 17 years ago, a last-gasp drop goal from Jonny Wilkinson won England the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time.

Here, the main players talk through some stories from the victory over Australia that you might not know:

1. Eddie Jones humble in defeat

Sir Clive Woodward: The graciousness of Eddie Jones and his Australian team in defeat was something I had not seen before from him,” revealed the then England boss. Eddie and I had been enjoying our normal banter in the build-up but for some reason I went straight to him on the final whistle.”

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