When you think about it, would you be able to name some of the most memorable moments in rugby history? That is for England’s national team, of course. We all have a specific moment we will never forget, like how the roses beat Australia in the 2013 World Cup finals.
In this post we take a walk down memory lane and recall some of our favourite rugby moments over the past couple of years.
1. 2003: World Cup Final
Who could ever forget that moment when England finally won the world cup in 2003 during the final against Australia? One of the most nail-biting matches in the history of the roses, they came out tops with a score of England 20 Australia 17.
2. 2003: England vs New Zealand
In this match where England played against the All Blacks on their home turf, things didn’t look good. With two yellow cards and only thirteen players however they took it in stride and beat the All Blacks by two points. The score was England 15, New Zealand 13 and is considered to be one of the greatest moments in rugby.
3. 2003: World Cup Semi-Final
During the world cup semi-final in 2003 the boys went up against France and came out smelling like roses. The match is considered to one of England’s best during the 2003 World Cup, with an amazing score of England 24, France 7.
4. 1980: Grand Slam Win
In this incredible match England took Scotland down a notch or two. The match was played at Murrayfield, where the roses showed off with a hat-trick by John Carleton and five tries. Their very first Grand Slam title, the final scoreboard was England 30, Scotland 18.
5. 2007: World Cup Quarter Final
The Roses proved themselves against all odds during the 2007 World Cup Quarter Final in Marseilles against the Aussies. Even though everyone was voting against them, the team came out tops and beat the Wallabies with a very impressive score of England 12, Australia 10.
Now that you’ve got your fill of nostalgia, you are probably looking forward to supporting they boys in their next matches. Be sure to keep an eye on our Events page for the latest updates on upcoming events and matches around the globe!