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

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.

<b>23 OCTOBER</b><br/>
<b>New Zealand 8-7 France</b><br/>
The hosts and the favourites for the tournament keep to the script, just, by edging out France at Eden Park. With many predicting a landslide victory for the All Blacks before the game, the reality is very different. A tense and thrilling final is won by a single point against an unpredictable French side who finally run out of luck. What were to be the winning points are kicked by Stephen Donald, who before the tournament began, would have been considered the All Blacks sixth choice kicker. Richie McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis Trophy and a country that has experienced a testing couple of years is united in celebration as 24 years of hurt come to an end.

England announce Twickenham Test with New Zealand

World champions New Zealand will feature among England's autumn Test opponents at Twickenham next year.

Lewis Moody has finished playing for his country but wants to play for two more years with new club Bath

Lewis Moody: Former England captain's Moody blues

Flanker tells Brian Viner that woeful World Cup still haunts him, how England players must win back trust and that Martin Johnson is still right man to be in charge

Stick or twist: Martin Johnson's fate should be known in the next fortnight

Ruck and Maul: Andrew the key figure as Johnson debacle enters overtime

The decision on whether to fire or re-hire Martin Johnson as England team manager could take at least another fortnight, assuming Johnson does not resign, but there is no doubting the identity of the kingmaker.

Martyn Thomas is no longer the acting chief executive at the RFU

Johnson remains in limbo after RFU removes Thomas

Key positions, including that of England manager, undecided as acting CEO of governing body ousted

RFU appoint new directors

The Rugby Football Union Council have approved a recommendation from the board of directors to appoint Miles Templeman and Andrew Higginson as independent non-executive directors of the governing body.

Jim Mallinder has revealed he would be interested in managing England

Northampton director Jim Mallinder reveals England ambitions

Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder has admitted he would be interested in becoming England coach.

Steve Thompson: Wasps is where I wanted to play

The England hooker's exclusive column

At 33, Lewis Moody would have had little chance of making it to the next World Cup

Moody quits England as he hits out at team-mates

Two World Cup finals and one depressing World Cup misfire into his long, body-busting tour of duty as a professional rugby player, Lewis Moody ended his international career yesterday, leaving England in need of a captain – and, far more urgently, of an open-side flanker capable of mixing it with the best breakaway forwards in the sport.

Wilkinson faces probe over balls

Ball-fiddling can be added to the list of England's distractions at the World Cup, although yesterday's bizarre spat between squeaky-clean Jonny Wilkinson and the tournament authorities looks unlikely go beyond a referee's slap on the fly-half's wrist.

James Lawton: Johnson invests faith in Wilkinson's steady hands and lion heart

What Jonny Wilkinson has now he will have always. It is a set of certainties, an absolute understanding of what he can do and, just as crucially, what he can't

Assessment of England's World Cup squad

Martin Johnson has made his selection for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Simpson lucky to get the call &ndash; but this speedster is no ordinary Joe

Assuming that Joe Simpson, born in Sydney to a mother from New Zealand but raised in the home counties of England, makes his international debut for the country of his choice in Dublin on Saturday, he will not join the likes of Jon Webb, David Egerton, Richard West and Joe Worsley in materialising at a World Cup in an uncapped state. He will, however, be an unknown quantity – as much to Martin Johnson and the rest of the red-rose hierarchy as to the opposition.

Martin Johnson defends England side after defeat

A defiant Martin Johnson insists England have not become a poor side overnight following their disappointing 19-9 World Cup warm-up defeat to Wales in Cardiff.

Johnson: 'Frustration isn't a bad emotion, that bit of grumpiness'

Martin Johnson was hard pressed to contain his frustration last night. "It's the strangest game I have seen, in terms of dominating so much of the first half and then going in at 6-6," England's team manager said. He then tailed off, shaking his head.

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