Australia 10 - 12 England

Originally Posted By: BBC Sport
Jonny Wilkinson was the scourge of Australia again as his four penalties put England in the World Cup semi-final after a thrilling win in Marseille.

Lote Tuqiri's try put Australia 10-6 up but Wilkinson's boot and a dominant scrum kept England in the game.

There was little flowing rugby in the second half but England's powerful pack gradually ground Australia down.

Wilkinson and Stirling Mortlock both missed kicks in a nail-biting climax, but England held on for a famous win.

Wilkinson may well claim the headlines with his 12-point haul - which made him the World Cup's all-time leading point-scorer - but it was England's pack which did the real damage to an Australia side who were odds-on to make the last four.

Haha, maybe, just maybe...

BBC Sport Report