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Quiz about Englands 2003 World Cup Triumph
Quiz about Englands 2003 World Cup Triumph

England's 2003 World Cup Triumph Quiz

Rugby Union

It may seem like history, but England's victory was the first time a northern hemisphere has won the World Cup. The English will enjoy reliving it, and Australia might not. Can you put England's starting team in order from number 1 to 15?

An ordering quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
3 mins
Type
Order Quiz
Quiz #
411,841
Updated
Feb 17 23
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
11 / 15
Plays
84
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the question it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer, and then click on its destination box to move it.
Start with the pack, shirt numbers 1 to 8, and work up to full back at 15. This is the starting fifteen and doesn't include replacements. Some hints are included to help.
What's the Correct Order?Choices
1.   
(Loose head)
Josh Lewsey
2.   
Will Greenwood
3.   
(Not the chef)
Matt Dawson
4.   
(Captain)
Martin Johnson
5.   
Richard Hill
6.   
(Same name as an earlier player)
Jason Robinson
7.   
(Flanker)
Jonny Wilkinson
8.   
Trevor Woodman
9.   
(Question of Sport)
Phil Vickery
10.   
(Hero of the hour)
Ben Kay
11.   
(Family tradition)
Ben Cohen
12.   
(Celebrity? Nearly)
Mike Tindall
13.   
Lawrence Dallaglio
14.   
(Billy Whizz)
Neil Back
15.   
(Full back)
Steve Thompson





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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Trevor Woodman

Born in Devon, Woodman kept his west country connection by joining Gloucester Rugby in 1996. He remained a Gloucester player until 2004 when he moved to Sale Sharks, but his career was curtailed the following year when he suffered a back injury and was forced to retire.

Trevor played for England twenty-two times over five years, with his participation in the 2003 World Cup the highlight. He was the starting prop for the final and played the whole match, including extra time.
2. Steve Thompson

The number two shirt is worn by the hooker and Steve Thompson was the man who made the position his own during the 2003 World Cup. He played in nearly every game, even scoring a try against Georgia. Thompson played for Northampton Saints between 1998 and 2007, retired briefly following a neck injury, and then played on until 2011.

Thompson played the whole match during the 2003 final, including extra time. Since retiring, he was diagnosed with early onset dementia, stating that he has no memory at all of winning the World Cup.
3. Phil Vickery

Like his fellow prop, Trevor Woodman, Vickery was playing for Gloucester at the time of the 2003 World Cup, moving to Wasps in 2006. A series of neck injuries forced him into retirement in 2010. Vickery played in all seven games of the Rugby World Cup, although he was taken off in the final after 81 minutes, allowing Jason Leonard to come on. He played as the tighthead prop, wearing number three, which is the position to the right of the hooker. During the tournament Vickery scored one try, against Samoa, and captained England in the pool match against Uruguay.

There is another well known Phil Vickery, a chef who appears regularly on television in the UK. The rugby playing Phil Vickery has also demonstrated his skills in cookery, winning Celebrity Masterchef in 2011.
4. Martin Johnson

Johnson was England's captain and the lock forward partner to Ben Kay in the final. Johnson played his club rugby for Leicester Tigers over the period 1989 to 2005, and was captain from 1997. His first England cap came in 1993 and he decided the World Cup final in 2003 would be his last international appearance.

Johnson, known as Johnno, remains one of England's most admired players with even opposition players, such as Australia's John Eales, praising him. In 2003, he had already led England to Grand Slam glory in the domestic competition, and he inspired England to their victory over Australia. He was less successful as a manager, with his time in charge of England's national team best forgotten. Johnson appeared regularly as an expert analyser when rugby union is shown on television.
5. Ben Kay

Benedict Kay, to give him his full name, was a second row forward, otherwise called a lock - one of the two players who play in the scrum between the three front row and three back row players. They are usually the tallest members of the team, and Ben is no exception to this rule, being 6' 6" (nearly two metres) tall. He played his club rugby for Leicester Tigers between 1999 and 2010.

Ben played nearly every minute of England's 2003 World Cup games, including the final, although he will probably want to forget the knock-on which cost a certain try. Kay's partnership with fellow lock Martin Johnson meant England had a strong line out and he was instrumental in setting up the drop goal which won the match for his country.
6. Richard Hill

Richard Hill played his whole career for Saracens, between 1993 and 2008, as a flanker - these are the players in the back row of the scrum, one on each side of the number 8 player. For England, Hill was played as the blindside flanker, at number six.

He almost missed the 2003 World Cup, having been injured just before the tournament started. Coach Clive Woodward kept him in the squad, although Hill played in none of the group matches nor in the quarter final against Wales. He was fit enough for the semi-final and played most of the final too, only being substituted, for Lewis Moody, with seven minutes of extra time to go.

England had an earlier Richard Hill, who played scrum half between 1984 and 1991.
7. Neil Back

Back played as an openside flanker for Nottingham (1988-1990) before moving to Leicester until 2005, when he retired. At Leicester he played with Martin Johnson who captained both his club and the England team. Back substituted for Johnson on occasions, so has credits as captain for both the club and national sides.

During the 2003 tournament Back scored two tries with his appearance in the final being his last for England. During his England career he scored sixteen tries from 66 appearances, with four of those being as captain. Back also has a unique credit to his name - he was the first England forward to score a drop goal.
8. Lawrence Dallaglio

Lorenzo Bruno Nero Dallaglio, to give him his impressive real name, played as either a flanker or number 8 - the player at the back of the scrum and the last of the forwards. He spent his whole career at Wasps, playing for eighteen years until he retired in 2008. Dallaglio became England captain after Martin Johnson retired.

Dallaglio was the only member of the England squad to play in every game of the tournament and for the full match. He scored one try in the 84-6 rout of Georgia in the pool matches. In extra time he gave away the penalty which allowed Australia to tie the scores at 17 points each - luckily, this did not end up costing England the match.
9. Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson was England's scrum half , the link between the forwards and the backs, from 1995 until 2006, making 77 appearances for his country. His club rugby was played mainly at Northampton before he moved to Wasps for the final two years of his rugby career. He played the whole of the World Cup final (Kyran Bracken was the understudy, but remained on the bench). With extra time nearly over, Dawson made a vital breakthrough, when he spotted a gap and gained twenty metres of field position. The break meant Jonny Wilkinson was close enough to the posts to score the vital drop goal to win the match for England.

Since retiring from rugby, Dawson has appeared regularly on television, with winning Celebrity Masterchef among his achievements. His most prominent role was as one of the two team captains in the long running BBC series "A Question of Sport".
10. Jonny Wilkinson

Jonathan (Jonny) Wilkinson played for Newcastle Falcons from 1997 until 2009 before moving to France to play for Toulon until 2014, when he retired. His England career lasted from 1998-2011 during which time he played 91 games and scored 1,179 points. As fly-half, Wilkinson was the play maker and goal kicker, which means his chances for scoring points are much higher than for other players.

Wilkinson shone during the 2003 World Cup, finishing the tournament as the leading points scorer overall with a total of 113 points from the six games in which he played. Jonny scored from ten conversions (the extra points after a try has been scored), 23 penalties and eight drop goals. The most important of these was, of course, the last minute drop goal which won the final for England. The score came with under thirty seconds left and Wilkinson had already kicked four successful penalties.

Hero of the hour just about covers it, but it was a team effort. The forwards won the vital line-out and managed to get closer to the posts before Dawson made the break which gave Wilkinson just enough space and time to clinch the match.
11. Ben Cohen

Ben was born in Northampton and played for the professional rugby union team based there from 1996 until 2007 before moving to Brive, in France, for two years. He came back to England in 2009 to play for Sale Sharks and retired in 2011 when the club failed to offer him a new contract. He could play either on the wing or as a centre, and was chosen as the left winger for the final, wearing number eleven. He played the whole match, including the twenty minutes of extra time needed when the match was tied at full time.

The family hint referred to Ben's uncle, George Cohen, who played in the 1966 England World Cup winning team in football (soccer). This is a family double which is unlikely to be repeated.
12. Mike Tindall

Mike Tindall played centre throughout his career, originally at Bath (1997-2005) before moving to Gloucester in 2005, retiring from the professional game in 2014. Between 2000 and 2011 he was a regular England player.

Paired with Will Greenwood, Tindall was sometimes described as the brawn to Greenwood's brain. He proved his strength in the 2003 World Cup final with a dramatic tackle on Australia's captain, George Gregan. Although he wore the number twelve shirt, Tindall played at outside centre as Greenwood preferred to wear number thirteen.

Tindall remained in the public eye, partly through his marriage to Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. He has also made appearances in various celebrity reality shows, including the 2022 'I'm a Celebrity' in which he finished fourth.
13. Will Greenwood

Greenwood played as a centre and claimed the number thirteen jersey whether he was playing at inside or outside centre. His first England partner was Jeremy Guscott and he later played regularly with either Mike Tindall or Mike Catt. Greenwood played for Harlequins for two years before moving to Leicester Tigers in 1996. He went back to Harlequins in 2000 and retired in 2006.

During the 2003 World Cup, Greenwood played in six matches and scored five tries, the last being in the quarter final against Wales. He came close to a try during the final, but was foiled by the Australian full back, Mat Rogers. During his England career, Greenwood scored 31 tries from 55 matches, putting him level with Ben Cohen for tries scored, although Cohen played two extra matches.
14. Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson began his career in rugby league, playing for Wigan and Great Britain (the combined international team), as fullback and wing. After switching to rugby union, Jason played for Sale Sharks primarily and proved a versatile player, performing as fullback, wing and centre.

Robinson made his first appearance for England's rugby union team in 2001 and his final one in 2007. In a relatively short career, due to his late change of codes, he acquired 51 England caps and scored 28 tries. The most important, and best remembered, came in the 2003 final, when he took a long pass from Jonny Wilkinson to score in the corner. This try, which went unconverted, put England 14-5 up at half time.

The Billy Whizz nickname came from the Beano comic character who was known for his speed.
15. Josh Lewsey

Josh Lewsey was in the army, combining this with his rugby career before deciding to become a full time professional sportsman. He played centre, wing and full back, primarily for the London team Wasps. He was picked at full back for the final, having claimed the position when Jason Robinson switched to winger.

He was replaced by Ian Balshaw during the first period of extra time, possibly due to injury. Lewsey's tournament highlight was scoring five tries in the group match against Uruguay.
Source: Author rossian

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