This is the exclusive Official Review of the Rugby World Cup 2003, the greatest rugby show on Earth. Six weeks of stunning action, moments of genius, incredible skill and awesome power. The tournament had lived up to all its expectations and there were countless heroes along the way. The greatest names in rugby: Gregan, Wilkinson, Galthie and O’Driscoll shared top billing with a new generation of rugby superstars – All Black Joe Rokocoko, Fiji’s Caucau, Springbok Joe Van Niekerk, Shane Williams of Wales and France’s Freddie Michalak. On Saturday 22nd Novemer 2003 history was made. At the end of a spectacular tournament, England were crowned World Champions, the first northern hemisphere country to lift the William Webb Ellis Cup.