2003 Rugby World Cup

2003 Rugby World Cup

Drop goal win for charity

BIDDING was closing today for a piece of turf from the pitch where Jonny Wilkinson scored his World Cup winning drop goal.

Turf war over Jonny's pitch

A PIECE of turf from the pitch where England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson scored his World Cup-winning drop goal is up for auction on the ebay website.

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Woodward sulks over Campese 'error'

CLIVE Woodward has criticised the BBC for allowing Wallaby legend David Campese to present England with a top award at the Sports Personality of the Year Show.

SARFU keeps its racism investigation in house

SOUTH Africa’s new rugby chiefs have cancelled an independent inquiry into alleged racism within the Springboks team.

England's parade of glory

AT least 750,000 people jammed central London yesterday for a parade saluting England’s World Cup rugby champions.

After so many years of hurt, England gets to celebrate a sporting victory

THERE was no mistaking the joy, excitement and sheer national pride emanating en masse from 750,000 supporters who turned up to watch England’s rugby heroes in London yesterday.

Opposition cries foul over rugby reception

DOWNING Street’s ambition to host an exclusive reception for England’s Rugby World Cup heroes was kicked into touch last night.

Up for the cup as rugby plans start

AUSTRALIA’S hosting of the Rugby World Cup - which captured the imagination of a global TV audience - has prompted Edinburgh’s civic leaders to launch early plans for 2008, when Scotland jointly hosts the tournament with France.

10,000 scrum on down for Jonny

ENGLAND hero fly-half Jonny Wilkinson will parade the Rugby World Cup to thousands of fans at his club’s ground today.

Gracious, but it is rugby

THE opening line of the story in a Sunday newspaper was a declamatory Shakespearean speech: "Cry God! For Jonny, England and St Clive! England are rugby kings of the world." It went on: "No-one can argue with England’s right to be called the best team on the planet." Heartfelt praise and remarkably not an early indication of English gloating. It was how Scotland On Sunday recorded the world cup victory.

Logan eyes chance

KENNY LOGAN has called on Scotland to develop a winning mentality if they are to ever become one of the world’s leading rugby nations.

Australians urge French to cut Celts and go solo

ATTEMPTS by Australia to persuade France to drop Scotland as hosts in the next World Cup have been slammed as "ludicrous" by the Scottish Rugby Union’s new chairman.

Top teams acting in self-defence

TO ENGLAND the glory - and they deserved it. It is a great achievement to have won the World Cup, and in their case perhaps even a greater one to have done so without, at any time in the tournament, matching the form they showed in the first half of the year. Theirs was what we often like to claim for Scottish victories: a triumph of character.

The rugby world at their feet

ENGLAND’S rugby team arrived home in overdrive yesterday as more than 8,000 fans crammed into Terminal Four in the biggest welcome ever seen at Heathrow airport.

Thorny issue of grasping the rose

THINK not of what you can do for your neighbouring country, but what your neighbouring country can do for you.

Next World Cup can be best yet - Anderton

WORK could get underway in just two months to ensure that Scotland plays a part in the best-ever rugby World Cup being staged in 2007, it was claimed today.

England's heroes poised to cash in

WITH all the talk of knighthoods, victory parades, Downing Street parties and lucrative ever-afters that await the victorious England rugby team when they return home today, it’s a wonder a plane was necessary to transport them from Sydney.

Parade is put on hold for victorious team

ENGLAND’S victorious World Cup winners will have to wait to be feted by their adoring public.

Pity the poor ex-pat in a kilt - and an England shirt

USUALLY when England achieve something spectacular in sport, our reaction contains an element, however small, of optimism.

Jones hails victors as best in world - just

AUSTRALIA coach Eddie Jones praised England as the best team in the world - "by a minute" - after Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal seconds from the end of extra-time settled the World Cup final.

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