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Some of the best images from England’s 2003 World Cup triumph

A Jonny Wilkinson drop goal secured a 20-17 extra-time victory over Australia in 2003.

England won the World Cup in 2003 (PA)
England won the World Cup in 2003 (PA)

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The Red Roses last won the showpiece in 2003 when a Jonny Wilkinson drop goal secured a 20-17 victory over Australia in extra-time.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the best images from that battle.

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Lawrence Dallaglio looks for a way through the Australia defence (David Davies/PA)
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Jason Robinson’s try just before half-time gives England a 14-5 lead (David Davies/PA)
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Wilkinson struggles to break through (David Davies/PA)
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Matt Dawson tries the offload (David Davies/PA)
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Australia fight back to take the game into extra time (David Davies/PA)
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With the score at 17-17, Wilkinson attempts a drop goal (David Davies/PA)
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He connects cleanly… (David Davies/PA)
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And watches as it sails through the posts (David Davies/PA)
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Ben Kay celebrates at the final whistle (David Davies/PA)
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England captain Martin Johnson lifts the Webb Ellis Cup (David Davies/PA)
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England revel in their triumph (David Davies/PA)
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Wilkinson cannot believe it as he collects his medal (David Davies/PA)
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Head coach Clive Woodward masterminded England’s victory (David Davies/PA)
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Wilkinson salutes the crowd after becoming a national hero (David Davies/PA)
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England’s bus is mobbed by fans at Heathrow Airport (Tim Ockenden/PA)

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