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The class of 2003's backgrounds

John GriffithsApril 29, 2014
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What schools and national school honours did the England RWC 2003 team attend/achieve? Nick Clark, England

The backgrounds and school rugby achievements of the fifteen players (by position) who started the World Cup final for England were as follows:

1. Trevor Woodman: Liskeard Community College; England 16-group squad
2. Steve Thompson: Northampton School for Boys
3. Phil Vickery: Budehaven Community School, Bude; England 16-group squad
4. Martin Johnson: Robert Smyth Upper School, Market Harborough; England 18-group squad
5. Ben Kay: Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby; England 18-group squad
6. Richard Hill: Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School, Salisbury; England 16-group squad; England 18-group squad
7. Neil Back: Woodlands School, Coventry; England 18-group squad
8. Lawrence Dallaglio: Ampleforth College
9. Matt Dawson: Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe; England 16-group squad; England 18-group squad
10. Jonny Wilkinson: Lord Wandsworth College, Basingstoke; England 16-group squad; England 18-group squad
11. Ben Cohen: Kings Thorpe Upper School, Northampton
12. Mike Tindall: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield; England 18-group squad
13. Will Greenwood: Sedbergh School; England 18-group squad
14. Jason Robinson: Matthew Murray High School, Leeds
15. Josh Lewsey; Watford Grammar School

John Griffiths is a widely respected rugby historian and is the author of several sports books, a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and co-author of the IRB International Rugby Yearbook. He has provided insight for Scrum.com since 1999.

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John Griffiths is a widely respected rugby historian and is the author of several sports books, a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and co-author of the IRB International Rugby Yearbook. He has provided insight for Scrum.com since 1999.

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