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Rugby World Cup photos

But it is England that have the dream start in Paris, Josh Lewsey taking advantage of a mistake to dive into the corner

England make a dream start as Josh Lewsey takes advantage of Damien Traille's mistake to score in the second minute

Unbridled joy from players and fans greets Lewsey's early try

Unbridled joy from players and the hoards of England fans greets the early try at the Stade de France

Lionel Beauxis kicks a penalty in Paris

Soft penalties gift Lionel Beauxis six points to give France the most slender of leads in the 18th minute of the clash

But England have rattled France - fans of Sebastien "The Cavemen" Chabal get to see him much earlier than expected

Sebastien "The Cavemen" Chabal enters the fray much earlier than expected - replacing the injured Fabien Pelous

Josh Lewsey (top) watches on as Jason Robinson gathers a high ball

England full-back Jason Robinson is tested with a series of high kicks as the hosts look to gain the initiative

Lionel Beauxis tries to make the difference for the hosts - he tries four drop-goals and misses them all

Beauxis tries to make the difference for the hosts - attempting and failing with four drop-goals

Scrum-half Andy Gomarsall (left) digs deep as England up the tempo again in the Stade de France

Scrum-half Andy Gomarsall digs deep as England up the tempo in the second half in the cauldron of the Stade de France

Martin Corry tries to claim a French line-out

Martin Corry attempts to disrupt the French line-out, but Beauxis extends their lead to 9-5 shortly after half-time

Jonny Wilkinson attempts a drop-goal

Jonny Wilkinson slots over his first penalty to reduce the deficit to 9-8 before his drop-goal hits the post

France's Vincent Clerc is prevented from scoring a certain try by substitute flanker Joe Worsley's fantastic tap-tackle

France's Vincent Clerc is prevented from scoring a certain try by substitute flanker Joe Worsley's fantastic tap-tackle

Wilkinson slots over a crucial penalty with five minutes left

England trail by a single point amid unbearable tension before Wilkinson converts a crucial penalty with five minutes left

Wilkinson slots over a drop goal

England seal the extraordinary win as Wilkinson slots over a drop-goal to give England a 14-9 lead in the 78th minute

Jonny Wilkinson and the rest of the England team are overjoyed after sealing a famous victory

The final whistle prompts wild celebrations from the men in white as their incredible campaign continues in France

England skipper Phil Vickery relishes his side's epic victory

England skipper Phil Vickery relishes his side's epic victory with celebrations set to continue long into the Parisian night



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