in november 2003, england won the rwc. They beat Australlia in the final 20-17 with a last gasp drop goal from Jonny Wilkinson. The victory was the just reward for the hard work and graft that scw and the whole team had put in. They went through some hard times, but come 2003 they were near enough unstoppable. they had a bruisin front row, a beasty line out with a talismanic captain in Martin Johnson. they had the holy trinity of, hill,back and dallaglio at the 6,7 and 8. and they had the best half back combination in world rugby. Before the world cup the writting was evidentyl on the wall. the summer of 2003, england toured nz and aus, and impressively beat the aussies. They then went onto beat nz 15-13 on nz soil. this was truly a great side, that was based on a clever tactical approach, backed up with uncontrollable power. After the world cup, england has their little parade, where all the poms turned out, and bellowed swing low sweet chariot, it was a quite a nauseating site. but still they had earned it. Englands first game after the wc was against the nz barbarian, this side were quite shocking and an almost second england side disposed of thse with ease. Before the six nations of 2004, martin jonson confessed that he was too old, and maybe should hang up his boots and spend more time doing the garden and seeing the grand kids. England went into the six nations fulled with their usual arrogant swagger believing that they would continue to beat,**** and **** all over the opposition. The first game against italy, things were going well-ish. they beat italy 50-9. they then went onto to beat scotland 35-13. Things were looking good for england and the world cup champions were allready preparing another open top grand slam parade. However fortunately - ireland beat, **** and ****** all over england parade. It was a truly great day. and signalled the downfall of england. much like the british empire, when one was f***ed, the other soon followed. France beat england 24-21 to win the grand slam, and imanol harinordiquay, showed lawrence "alien autopsy head" dallaglio that he was far from "harry ordinary" that summer the world champs went off to nz, to try and convine the world that england are still the best team going. unfortunately the first kick landed straight into a rockets hand and he sped through the england defence like a bullet through butter. nz trounced england in both games by 30 pts. they also got obliterated by aus, by 50 pts. The autum came, and scw was gone, instear ar took charge, ar of course being short for arsehole. england soon got back to winning ways.....over canada..... but soon got back to loosing ways over aus. they did however manage to beat s.a which was fairly impressive. the following six nations england were ****, they didnt come within 15 metres of the welsh try line and justifiably lost 11-9. they then went onto to loose to yachvilli 18-17, and charlie hodgson went onto the psychiatric ward. he managed though to get back in time to see england again loose to ireland 19-13. england won the last two games. last autum, england restored some sort of pride, they beat an injury hit aussie side, pushed an all black side close, and decided to play kick boxing with the samoans. the six nations this year was again dissapointing, they lost to ireland,scotland and suffered a huge defeat to france. england deserve to be in the wall as they are quite frankly not worhy of being champions, they bring shame onto the side that was so domminant in 2003. Thier record since the wc is just about 50 percent, this as world champs is poor.