STAR OF THE TOURNAMENT
It’s a straight choice between Johnson and WILKINSON [left] with the latter taking it by a whisker. Johnson was a towering force of personality as well as a brilliant ball runner, tackler and lineout taker. He gave the English pack the presence they craved.
But it was Wilkinson who converted the dominance of the pack into points. He kicked his goals and while not popular, was happy to drop them too and keep the scoreboard moving all the time. He was organised and certain – not creative or flashy – but they were just the qualities England needed.