The 20th anniversary of England’s famous Rugby World Cup victory over Australia in 2003 has seen many stories emerge today.
Of course, fans in all countries will recall Jonny Wilkinson’s dramatic late goal in Sydney, sealing victory over the Wallabies for Clive Woodward’s side in a 20-17 extra-time win. But that was just the start of a night that saw players join in Prince Harry’s wild celebrations.
The prince followed the team in Australia throughout the tournament and was present when the party started at the city’s famous Wharf bar, where he introduced cousin Zara Phillips to England striker Mike Tindall first. there at the World Cup. Harry was also present in the England dressing room immediately after the match after watching the match with Woodward’s wife and daughter.
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The celebrations will move on to the Commodore Club at Darling Harbor, where Harry, who is wearing a ‘Barmy Army’ T-shirt, and Lawrence Dallaglio play bongos together as the alcohol dries up before the young prince must be help get home.
The Daily Mail reported: “Young Royal was wearing a Barmy Army t-shirt and he was also much worse for wear – which is hardly surprising in the circumstances, amid so much excitement of the British. The man who was providing vital support to the unstable Prince looked up at the photographer and said: ‘You’re not going to take this picture, are you?’ It’s worth noting that his strong request was effective; the camera remained lowered and the moment was not recorded.”
The players will celebrate until sunrise on Sunday and beyond as their all-round performance becomes clear.
More spectacular scenes await them at Heathrow and in the victory parade through central London as British sport basks in the glow created by Woodward’s golden generation.
“We all told ourselves before the game that we had to enjoy the game, take it all in and remember it – because you might not come back,” captain Martin Johnson recalled, when around 500 England fans gather outside England’s Manly stadium. beach hotel the day after the final.
“We were on the bus on the way back from the match. It was around 1:30-1:45 a.m., it was pouring rain, it was quite dark and quiet, we didn’t know what was going on at home.
“One similarity between Leicester and Sydney is that at 5am you can’t get a taxi and it’s pouring rain! So I had to walk from where we stayed to my wife’s hotel. It took me a long time to walk home.” about an hour.”
The third star behind Jason Robinson was not at the party, revealing: “I didn’t go out. It’s a little too wild for me. Anyway, it was already ridiculously late. If I went out with the boys I probably wouldn’t be seen anymore. Jason Leonard – The Funny Bus – and Mike Tindall will definitely ruin me. I lived to tell the tale.”