The 22nd November 2003 will be a date forever etched in the memory of England fans. The tension, the pain and the ultimate glory as England triumphed to claim the Webb Ellis Cup from Australia’s grasp.
Ten years on from this historic sporting occasion and you can re-live all the dramatic action from the comfort of your home thanks to the release of the Rugby World Cup Final 2003 10th Anniversary DVD. We all know the exciting outcome but that doesn’t make it any less enthralling as England brought home the biggest prize in world rugby.
England arrived in Australia for the 2003 Rugby World Cup as odds on favourites to become the first northern hemisphere side to lift the famous gold trophy. Having topped their pool, following matches against South Africa, Samoa, Georgia and Uruguay, England also dispatched of Wales and France on route to the final in Sydney against the hosts.
With Martin Johnson leading the team onto the field before a crowd of nearly 83,000 and a global audience of millions, what followed was a compelling game which had more than its fair share of nail biting moments. Both teams matched each other in every department and the game was far from over even with England leading 14-5 at half-time. Tied at 14-all come full time and further penalties were exchanged to leave the game level in extra time, that was until with 26 seconds left on the clock, Jonny stepped up…….
Offering up the match in full, including for ITV commentary for the first time on DVD, a second disc documents ‘England’s Story’. This up close documentary shows what it took to win the Webb Ellis Cup through the eyes of the men who really experienced it, the England team.
With over five hours of footage, this DVD is a must have for any true England rugby fan. Now you can pause, replay and admire in slow motion the moment Jonny’s career defining kick flew between the posts.
Where were you when Jonny kicked his match winning drop goal and how did you celebrate the greatest moment in the history of English rugby? Share your memories and pick up your own piece of history with the Rugby World Cup Final 2003 10th Anniversary DVD from Lovell Rugby – the world’s largest online rugby store.