England's Rugby World Cup victory relived 10 years on in real time on Twitter

England captain lifts the Webb Ellis trophy in 2003
England's captain Martin Johnson lifting the Webb Ellis trophy Photo: Twitter/RFU

Ten years ago today, England's rugby union players triumphed over Australia in extra time to claim the Webb Ellis trophy.

To commemorate the event, the RFU replayed the game's key moments in a real-time live tweet stream:

The teams, as shown in the matchday programme
The teams, as shown in the matchday programme Credit: Twitter/RFU
England's captain Martin Johnson and Australia skipper George Gregan lead the teams out
England's captain Martin Johnson and Australia skipper George Gregan lead the teams out Credit: Twitter/RFU
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TRY: Cross field kick is collected by @lotetuqiri above @jason15robinson, try in the corner. Conv missed. AUS 5 ENG 0 http://t.co/d07X6vPELj

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Jason Robinson grapples with Australia's Lote Tuqiri
Jason Robinson grapples with Australia's Lote Tuqiri Credit: Twitter/RFU
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.@matt9dawson and @dallaglio8 break the Australia line, eventually drawing a penalty. Wilkinson kicks England into the lead. AUS 5 ENG 6

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Giteau drops the ball, which is hacked forward & gathered by @rhillrugby. The ball gets to @benkay5 in space but knocks on near the line.

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England win a scrum on the AUS line. A big drive from the pack draws a penalty, which Wilkinson kicks. AUS 5 ENG 9 http://t.co/NhDY1EfRh1

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England win a scrum on the Australian line and draw a penalty
England win a scrum on the Australian line and draw a penalty Credit: Twitter/RFU
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TRY: Dallaglio breaks the line passes to Wilkinson who gets the ball to Robinson to score. Conv missed. AUS 5 ENG 14 http://t.co/CFsGEeqWK1

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Australia's Elton Flatley start the 2nd half in Sydney. Current score: Australia 5 England 14. #RWC2003

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England miss a long line-out throw. AUS get the ball and England give away a penalty, which Flatley scores. AUS 8 ENG 14. #RWC2003

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England hands in the ruck gives Australia another shot at goal. Flatley's kick is good. AUS 11 ENG 14 #RWC2003

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Australia win a penalty from England's scrum. With no time left in the 80 minutes, AUS score to take the game to extra time. AUS 14 ENG 14.

The final goes into extra time
The final goes into extra time Credit: Twitter/RFU
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Straightaway England win a penalty from the line-out. @jonnywilkinson slots it over. AUS 14 ENG 17 #RWC2003 http://t.co/qnHNXbvZqq

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Jonny Wilkinson lines up to kick another three-pointer for England
Jonny Wilkinson lines up to kick another three-pointer for England Credit: Twitter/RFU
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HT of extra time. Mike Catt was England's best player for the period, having come on towards the end of 80 minutes. #RWC2003

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Australia pull it level again. England gift Australia a kickable penalty that Flatley scores. AUS 17 ENG 17, moments left… #RWC2003

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.@matt9dawson makes a break from the base of a ruck. Johnson takes the ball up to give Dawson time to get up from the previous breakdown...

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Dawson spins the ball back to @jonnywilkinson, who splits the posts with a drop goal. AUS 17 ENG 20 http://t.co/Grk8Ouzh8f

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England tidy up the restart and kick the ball out. That's it England have won the @rugbyworldcup. #RWC2003 http://t.co/io66YvpQAF

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England celebrate their victory over Australia
England celebrate their victory over Australia Credit: Twitter/RFU

You can relive the England's World Cup victory this evening on ITV in a special programme, World Cup Winners: Ten Years On - but also on Twitter.

Highlights of the match will be shown on TV and some of the key players from the game will be tweeting their commentary of events as the match unfolds.

The tweeting rugby stars are:

Use the hashtag #RWC10YearsOn to join in the discussion on Twitter

Or you can follow the key tweets on @ITVSport.

I’m really excited to be taking part in #RWC10YearsOn, re-living the game through TV highlights and through Tweets.

It’ll be interesting to hear what the other lads and the fans have to say about the game.

– Matt Dawson

World Cup Winners: Ten Years On is on ITV at 10.35pm