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On this day 2003: England win the World Cup

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It was 13 years ago today that Martin Johnson lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy as England beat hosts Australia to win the World Cup for the first time.

Jonny Wilkinson’s dramatic late drop goal won a nerve-wracking final in Sydney, which was watched by millions of rugby fans around the world.
Johnson was joined by Tigers teammates Neil Back, Martin Corry, Ben Kay, Lewis Moody, Dorian West and Julian White in the victorious squad while Sir Clive Woodward was the mastermind behind the campaign. Former Tigers winger Lote Tuqiri was a try-scorer for the Australians in the final.
Tigers fans have been discussing their memories of the day on the club’s social media channels Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Paul Foster, who goes by @Hydethorpe on Twitter, said he was watching on dial-up internet sitting in a New York Hotel. “It was about 3am and only two places on the city were showing it but they were full by the time we got to them,” he added.
Neil Gardner, @NGAutoArt on Twitter, said: “I was moving house that day. Syston to E.Goscote.. when the kick went over, pots and pans went flying!”
On Facebook, Rob Hitchcock said: “Watching the game with my son and telling him that he was watching history being made”; Emma Faux added: “Our village pub refusing to serve fosters out of principle” while Charles Wheeler wrote: “My mum ringing up to cancel my guitar lesson when the game went to extra time, because I wasn't shifting in any direction from the edge of my seat.”