22nd November 2003 - Salisbury's Richard Hill wins the Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup Trophy

On this day in 2003, ‘the silent assassin’ Richard Hill, who learned to play in Salisbury, won the rugby World Cup with England.

England beat Australia, in Australia, by 20 points to 17, after extra time.

Coincidentally, another Richard Hill who went to the same Salisbury school, and also played for Salisbury Rugby Club had previously played for England, earning 29 caps between 1984 and 1991[1]. The ‘original’ Richard Hill had played in the 1991 Rugby World Cup Final when Australia beat England, in England.


[1] Richard Hill (rugby union born 1961) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia