How did England win the Rugby World Cup?
Ten years ago, on 22 November 2003, England won the rugby union World Cup, thanks to Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal just 26 seconds from the end. BBC Sport looks back at that breathtaking moment, when Wilkinson’s kick sealed a 20-17 extra-time victory over Australia at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney.
What minute was Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal?
Wilkinson kicked two penalties, in the 11th and 20th minutes, to put England into a 6–5 lead and added a third in the 28th minute to make it 9–5.
What was the final score in the 2003 Rugby World Cup?
England won 20–17 to win the Webb Ellis Cup (trophy awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup) for the first time. They also becoming the first European side to win the cup. The scores were tied 14–14 at full time, and Jonny Wilkinson kicked a drop goal in the final minute of extra time to win the match.
Who was England rugby captain in 2003?
Speaking to the Rugby Union Weekly podcast, 2003 captain Martin Johnson along with fellow squad members Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson, Jason Leonard and Mike Tindall all pass on their experiences from winning the World Cup in Australia.
How many times did England win the Rugby World Cup?
|Australia||2 (1991, 1999)||2 (2003, 2015)|
|England||1 (2003)||3 (1991, 2007, 2019)|
|France||–||3 (1987, 1999, 2011)|
When did England win the World Cup?
30 July 1966
The 1960s were a jubilant and confident time for English popular culture: England beating West Germany 4–2 at home to win the football World Cup was a particular highlight.
Who has won Rugby World Cup the most?
South Africa are the latest winners, having won the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
List of Rugby World Cup finals.
|New Zealand’s national team celebrate their victory in the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final|
|Country||International (World Rugby)|
|Holders||South Africa (2019)|
|Most titles||New Zealand South Africa (3 titles)|
Who won the 1999 Rugby World Cup?
The 1999 Rugby World Cup was the fourth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial international rugby union championship. It was principally hosted by Wales, and was won by Australia.
1999 Rugby World Cup.
|Cwpan Rygbi’r Byd 1999|
|Third place||South Africa|
Did England win the rugby?
The game went into extra time with the score tied at 14–14; after one penalty apiece and with just seconds to spare, a match-winning drop goal by fly-half Jonny Wilkinson brought the final score to 20–17, making England rugby world champions for the first time.
Who won the World Cup 2003?
England are very often regarded as the best team in the northern hemisphere. The English have won the Six Nations (formerly the Five Nations) a record 38 times. They are also the only nation from the northern hemisphere to have won the Rugby World Cup, in 2003. They finished runners-up in 1991 and 2007.