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Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 December, 2003, 16:30 GMT
World Cup Special
Josh Lewsey, Will Greenwood and Matt Dawson
Rugby Special
2003 Rugby World Cup review

John Inverdale was joined in the Rugby Special studio by three of England's World Cup winning team for a unique show.

Scrum-half Matt Dawson, centre Will Greenwood and full-back Josh Lewsey were present, along with the Webb Elliss trophy and Josh's winner's medal.

The trio were clearly still coming to terms with their achievement, with Josh in particular shocked - and delighted - by their reception at Heathrow airport by 8,000 fans.

Over the programme they discussed the impact a World Cup win would have on the country, rugby and themselves.

Click on the links below to watch highlights of the trio, plus Eddie Butler's assessment of England's achievement.


"My drive before Jonny's drop-goal was one of the greatest rucking performances in history!"

"Hopefully this win will encourage people to go to their local club and watch a game, or even take part themselves."

"Our arrival at Heathrow was amazing - we thought about sending Jonny out by himself and then following behind him!"

"There is an intrinsic design fault in Clive Woodward's team - there's no stop button - England could go on and on and on."

"Only five or six players recovered from that tour - but it was a sound grounding for our success."

"I don't thinking playing the Premiership during the World Cup devalues it at all."

"We need to promote rugby, keep it growing and hopefully challenge for the World Cup in four year's time."

"He's a special kid, he took a lot of abuse out there and people said he was cracking under the pressure - they couldn't have been more wrong."





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