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Last Updated: Monday October 22 2007 14:41 GMT

In pictures: Rugby stars return from World Cup

Welcome home! England's rugby team touch down in London after an amazing performance in the World Cup.

Welcome home! England's rugby team touch down in London after an amazing performance in the World Cup.

Coming back from a dreadful start to the tournament, they made it all the way to the final. In a hard-fought battle, they went down 15-6 to South Africa.

Coming back from a dreadful start to the tournament, they made it all the way to the final. In a hard-fought battle, they went down 15-6 to South Africa.

Captain Phil Vickery said he was "extremely proud of all the players". Jason Robinson is now retiring from the game. He hurt his shoulder in the final - look at his sling.

Captain Phil Vickery said he was "extremely proud of all the players". Jason Robinson is now retiring from the game. He hurt his shoulder in the final - look at his sling.

Coach Brian Ashton leaves the plane, which had been named Hope And Glory in honour of the players. Brian said: "They very nearly did live the impossible dream."

Coach Brian Ashton leaves the plane, which had been named Hope And Glory in honour of the players. Brian said: "They very nearly did live the impossible dream."

Who's this leaving the flight? It's Prince Harry. He travelled from Paris with the players after cheering them on.

Who's this leaving the flight? It's Prince Harry. He travelled from Paris with the players after cheering them on.

They might not have won the World Cup, but they did so well. The players managed a few smiles, despite their disappointment. Well done, boys!

They might not have won the World Cup, but they did so well. The players managed a few smiles, despite their disappointment. Well done, boys!



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