After England cricket lifted the World Cup for the first time yesterday after a dramatic win over New Zealand, England rugby have shared the moment it happened at their training camp.
Preparing for their own World Cup in September, the rugby team can be seen celebrating as England won a super over, congratulating the team on Twitter on their achievement.
That was tense, @englandcricket ?
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) July 14, 2019
The victory is already receiving comparisons to England’s 2003 World Cup win, particularly the dramatic finish, with Ben Stokes’ heroics at the end being compared to Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal.
England won both the rugby and football World Cups in extra-time, and this recent victory has been added to the catalogue of incredible sporting moments.
Furthermore, this victory has led to calls from fans for the rugby team to repeat this in Japan later this year. The World Cup starts in September, with the final at the beginning of November, and England are already well under way with their preparations for the tournament.
A victory like this by the cricket team will surely inspire Eddie Jones’ team as it has the fans.
This is what has been said:
Step up to the plate gentleman ! We all know you can do it & are desperate for you to do it !!! C’mon England !!!!!
— Bill Burbridge (@bill_burbridge) July 14, 2019
Next up you guys!! See you in Japan in October!! #RWC2019
— Nick Teague (@Nickteague007) July 14, 2019
Over to you red rose next ??
— L????? (@LukeyWalker21) July 14, 2019
How it's your turn to bring back the world cup in Japan
Come on England
— Michael Barnes (@Michael65101368) July 14, 2019
Over to the rugby boys! See if we can beat New Zealand in another final
— Callum Atkins (@CallumAtkins94) July 14, 2019
Great year if we can add rugby World Cup as well
— Stephen Smith (@ssmitheqdt) July 14, 2019
An England vs New Zealand is another final that many would like to see come the World Cup, but this looks like an unlikely fixture. Should England win their pool, they are probably going to face the All Blacks in the semi-final. But they will still need to topple the men in black if they wish to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.
However, it will be a role reversal in Japan, as the All Blacks enter the tournament as firm favourites, as did England at the cricket World Cup.
Nonetheless, such an epic World Cup win in cricket has filled a nation with optimism for more success this year.
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