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

Lewis Moody pictured with Martin Johnson in the aftermath of England's World Cup exit

Lewis Moody 'gutted' by Martin Johnson resignation

England's World Cup captain Lewis Moody revealed he is "genuinely gutted" that Martin Johnson has stood down as the national team manager.

JIM MALLINDER: The outstanding domestic candidate, bookmakers' favourite Mallinder is the only real option if the Rugby Football Union decide the post must be filled by an Englishman. Highly respected for his work at Sale and Northampton and steered Saints to last season's Heineken Cup final by playing an attractive brand of rugby. His role in the development of young England players such as Ben Foden and Courtney Lawes stands him in good stead.

Northampton want to retain Jim Mallinder amid link with England job

Northampton chairman Leon Barwell says it is "a no-brainer" that he wants Jim Mallinder to stay in charge at Franklin's Gardens.

Martin Johnson (right) and Rob Andrew face the cameras as the England manager announces his resignation

Committee-room chaos set to undermine search for new England captain

Organisational structure of governing body must be resolved or big-hitters will not be interested

Martin Johnson and Mike Tindall didn’t see eye to eye in New Zealand

James Lawton: Andrew is Houdini as Johnson falls on sword

RFU must repair the damage it created ... starting by teaching the players discipline

Jim Mallinder is the leading home-grown candidate to take over from Martin Johnson as England coach

Doomed from the start: why Johnson was the wrong man

Lack of coaching experience led to a 'prehistoric' regime shorn of creativity necessary for success at top level, writes Chris Hewett

Martin Johnson watches England lose to France at the World Cup

The Johnson years: how his reign unfolded

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Rob Andrew was defiant in his refusal to resign

Defiant Andrew refuses to go as Johnson walks

But Mallett rules out England job after approach by RFU

Martin Johnson and Rob Andrew answer questions from the media

Martin Johnson confirms decision to quit as England manager

Martin Johnson has confirmed he has quit as England team manager at a press conference at Twickenham this afternoon.

JIM MALLINDER: The outstanding domestic candidate, bookmakers' favourite Mallinder is the only real option if the Rugby Football Union decide the post must be filled by an Englishman. Highly respected for his work at Sale and Northampton and steered Saints to last season's Heineken Cup final by playing an attractive brand of rugby. His role in the development of young England players such as Ben Foden and Courtney Lawes stands him in good stead.

The contenders to replace Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson's surprise resignation as England manager today has left the Rugby Football Union searching for a replacement.

The England coach Martin Johnson: 'We need to be smart'

Martin Johnson factfile

Martin Johnson today resigned as England team manager. Here, we take a closer look at his career...

SEPTEMBER 12: England are warned by World Cup organisers to find a way to prevent numbers coming off players' jerseys. The numbers began to rub off England's black change shirts - themselves the subject of heated debate because of their similarity to New Zealand's All Black strip - during their opening win over Argentina.

England's World Cup controversies

Martin Johnson today resigned as England team manager following his country's disastrous World Cup in New Zealand last month.

Gloucester centre Charlie Sharples takes the ball during a bitter defeat

Tindall responds on the pitch but suffers late pain

Toulouse 21 Gloucester 17

Tindall to fight ban to save his England career

Centre's Red Rose future looks over as he pays price for World Cup antics while Ashton is warned after role in 'midget madness'

Mike Tindall was fined £25,000

Mike Tindall fined and dropped by England

Mike Tindall's international career appears to be over after he was kicked out of England's elite squad and fined £25,000 by the Rugby Football Union following his "unacceptable" behaviour during the World Cup.

Jonny Wilkinson: The fly-half said some colleagues had the wrong frame of mind at the World Cup

Wilkinson speaks out on players' 'naive' conduct

Jonny Wilkinson has described his England team-mates as naive to think their World Cup drinking session would go unreported and believes some of them arrived at the tournament in the wrong frame of mind.

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