Artistic Rugby world cup winner goes big in game's hometown - The Rugby Observer

Artistic Rugby world cup winner goes big in game's hometown

RUGBY fans’ favourite world cup moments have been created big-style by a world cup winner in the hometown of the game.

To celebrate the forthcoming Rugby World Cup 2023 being staged in Japan, Japanese beer company and competition sponsors Asahi asked supporters of the home nations teams to vote for their most memorable moments.

And England’s former winger Jason Robinson, who was in the side which lifted the trophy in Sydeny in 2003, popped along to Rugby RFC’s Webb Ellis Road ground to recreate them in giant sized pitch art.

The moments chosen were Jonny Wilkinson’s winning drop goal in the Sydney final, Wales’ Shane Williams’ ‘Game of My Life’ against New Zealand also in 2003, injury-stricken Ireland defeating France in 2015 and Scotland’s Chris Paterson’s flawless kicking versus Italy in 2007.

Jason said: “I’m used to running over try lines at the Rugby World Cup, not painting them!

“This Rugby World Cup will be historic. It’s 200 years since the sport was created by William Webb Ellis in 1823 and 20 years since I scored a try to help England lift the trophy.

“In rugby we often look at how far we have to go rather than what we’ve already accomplished, so I’m happy to have helped visualise what fans across the home nations have held onto as their favourite moment from previous tournaments.”



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