Team England Rugby

Team England Rugby : World Cup 2003 - The Official Account of England's World Cup Triumph

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The rain is still pouring, the scores are level, the clock shows 100 minutes. Matt Dawson pulls the ball from the ruck, flicks it on to Jonny Wilkinson, who, with his right foot, drops the ball between the posts with effectively the last kick of the match. The most memorable result in English rugby history is sealed. England are world champions, and deservedly so. Team England Rugby's World Cup 2003: the Official Account of England's World Cup Truimph is the story of the momentous achievements of Clive Woodward's squad: the first team from the Northern Hemisphere to capture the World Cup. It picks from England's 2003 Grand Slam triumph, covering the pre-tournament warm-up games against Wales and France and the announcement of Clive Woodward's squad for Australia. Thereon in follows a match-by-match account of the opening pool games, including the hard-fought victories over South Africa and Samoa; the punishing quarter-final against Wales and the supremely accomplished victory over France in the semi-final, before the exhausting climax of extra-time in Sydney against the Wallabies -- a night when Martin Johnson led imperiously, the likes of Lawrence Dallglio, Richard Hill, Mike Tindall and Jason Robinson were a constant menace, and the kicking and all-round performance of Jonny Wilkinson ensured the Webb Ellis Trophy would be heading back on a plane back to the home of rugby. The World Cup triumph was a supreme England team effort, and the book features first-person accounts from numerous players -- including Martin Johnson, Jonny Wilkinson, Jason Robinson and Will Greenwood -- as well as Clive Woodward, Andy Robinson and the coaching staff. Part celebratory souvenir, part detailed and comprehensive record, World Cup 2003 is the fully authorised, behind-the-scenes account of English rugby's crowning moment.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 170.2 x 251.5 x 25.4mm | 612.36g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752860488
  • 9780752860480

Review quote

This is the day-to-day diary of the England Rugby team's 2003 World Cup campaign, in their own words, published one week after the final. There are first-person accounts from all the key players (including Martin Johnson, Lawrence Dallaglio, Jason Robinson and Jonny Wilkinson), and the book is illustrated with exclusive photos from the tournament. The target market here is both England rugby fans and disenchanted English football and cricket fans; with the kind of promotion the players will be giving it, this one absolutely can't fail.show more

About Team England Rugby

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