The winners of 2003 Rugby World Cup were loving yesterday’s defeat, which guarantees their unique currency in the after-dinner and corporate world.
2003 captain, Martin Johnson was fearing the worst, right up until England decided not to bother playing properly in the final.
Johnson was due to start a new warehouse picking job tomorrow, with 10 minutes for lunch, and 10 seconds for a piss.
‘Phone was ringing by lunch yesterday; booked a sportsman’s dinner for Xmas week,’ said Johnson.
‘Well done, lads,’ he added.