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Last Updated: Monday October 22 2007 13:39 GMT

England World Cup stars back home

The team touched down in London
The team touched down in London
Rugby World Cup runners-up England have arrived back in London - and they say there's a bright future for the team.

The squad flew in from Paris following their 15-6 defeat to South Africa in Saturday night's final.

Captain Phil Vickery said: "I'm extremely proud of all the players. Everyone dug in and everyone tried their best."

"We have a lot of young, talented players. Hopefully, we can build a bright future for English rugby."

England stunned many fans with their performance in the tournament.

They made a disappointing start, going down 36-0 to South Africa in the group stages.

But - by the time the teams met again - they had pulled off an amazing comeback.

Turning point

Many people think the turning point in the final was when England had a try disallowed.

But, after arriving home, Vickery said: "Some decisions you get, some you don't. We have to accept that. Life goes on."

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