Sport Jonny Wilkinson of England kicks the winning drop goal during extra time in the Rugby World Cup Final match between Australia and England at Telstra Stadium in 2003

It is 10-years to the day since England lifted the Webb Ellis trophy

McGeechan impressed with England

Sir Ian McGeechan believes Martin Johnson's England have got the right mix of players to be contenders for next year's World Cup in New Zealand.

Borthwick will fight for England place

Steve Borthwick is determined to regain his England place after being omitted from Martin Johnson's Elite Player Squad for the forthcoming season.

England players learn some brutal lessons

England manager Martin Johnson admitted his side had learned some brutal lessons after today's 35-28 defeat to the New Zealand Maori.

Youngs resists lure of Vegas for period of sober reflection

Martin Johnson knew all there was to know about Ben Youngs' skill-set long before they made him first-choice scrum-half for last weekend's meeting with the Wallabies. What was not obvious was the player's capacity to make the right decisions under pressure.It is now. Youngs made all the right calls in inspiring England to a treasured Test victory on Australian soil– their first in the southern hemisphere since World Cup final night in 2003 – and is making them still.

Maori offer extra test for dirt-trackers

There are tour games that offer fringe players a heaven-sent opportunity to force their way into the Test elite, and there are fixtures with the New Zealand Maori, which might have been designed with the opposite in mind. Many a red-rose wannabe has seen his international ambitions evaporate into the chill night air of the North Island, most notably in 1998, when the prospects of a large number of Englishmen went "pop" all over Rotorua.

Johnson refuses to turn his frown upside down

It took Martin Johnson a little while to work his way into "told-you-so" mode – his initial response to the first English Test victory south of the Equator in almost seven years was a thoroughly curmud- geonly "pretty pleased" – but once he found his touch there was no stopping him.

Wilkinson decision baffles Australia

Former Australia centre Tim Horan has warned England manager Martin Johnson he will live to regret not selecting Jonny Wilkinson for tomorrow's Test in Sydney.

Banahan banned for England after dangerous tackle

Matt Banahan's England tour is over after he was found guilty of a dangerous tackle in yesterday's 15-9 victory over the Australian Barbarians.

Cueto cleared of dangerous tackle

England wing Mark Cueto has been cleared to play in Saturday's second Test against Australia after being found not guilty of a dangerous tackle on Wallaby centre Berrick Barnes.

England defeated by Australia

England demolished Australia's scrum but were found wanting in other departments as the Wallabies won in Perth.

Johnson senses golden chance as Wallabies are robbed of Giteau

The cards have fallen rather well for England this week, so it would be nice if they made it count for once.

Johnson turns to Hape in search for an inside man

New Zealand-born centre will make his debut for England against Australia, sending his Bath team-mate Barkley out of the side

Dowson joins up with England squad

Northampton number eight Phil Dowson has been called into the England squad as cover for injured flanker Hendre Fourie.

Attwood to face hearing over 'stamping'

Dave Attwood, the young lock whose aggressive displays for Gloucester in last season's Premiership earned him promotion to the senior squad for this five-match tour of the Antipodes, found himself on the wrong end of the southern hemisphere's disciplinary machinery after yesterday's opening match. The 23-year-old, playing at this level for the first time, was cited for two alleged stamping offences, one in each half, and was scheduled to face a hearing today.

Johnson issues warning to England team

Martin Johnson warned England will be floored by Australia in Saturday's first Test if they cannot learn the lessons from today's 28-28 draw with the Wallaby second-string.

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