COMPETITION: Rugby World Cup, Pool C
  VENUE: Colonial Stadium, Melbourne DATE: 26 October, 2003 SPECTATORS: 50,647
  REFEREE: J. Kaplan (South Africa) HALFTIME: 13-16  
  TRIES: Balshaw, Back, Vickery, penalty TRIES: Sititi
  PENALTY GOALS:  Wilkinson (2) PENALTY GOALS: Va'a (5)
15 Jason Robinson Sale RFC 15 Tanner Vili Borders, Scotland
14 Iain Balshaw Bath RFC 14 Lome Fa'atau Wellington, New Zealand
13 Stuart Abbott (21) London Wasps RFC 13 Terry Fanolua (22) Gloucester RFC, England
12 Mike Tindall  Bath RFC 12 Brian Lima  Secom RFC, Japan
11 Ben Cohan Northampton RFC 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau (21) Papakura RFC, New Zealand
10 Jonny Wilkinson  Newcastle RFC 10 Earl Va'a  Oriental-Rongotai RFC, NZ
9 Matt Dawson Northampton RFC 9 Steven So'oialo (20) Orrell RFC, England
8 Lawrence Dallaglio  London Wasps RFC 8 Semo Sititi (Cap) Borders, Scotland
7 Niel Back  Leicester RFC 7 Maurie Fa'asavalu  Marist St Josephs RFC
6 Joe Worsley (19) London Wasps RFC 6 Peter Poulos (19) NTT Docomo RFC, Japan
5 Martin Johnson (C) Leicester RFC 5 Leo Lafaiali'i (18) Sanyo RFC, Japan
4 Ben Kay  Leicester RFC 4 Opeta Palepoi  Exeter RFC, England
3 Julian White (17) Leicester RFC 3 Jeremy Tomuli (17) Colomiers RFC, France
2 Mark Regan (16) Leeds RFC 2 Jonathan Meredith (16) Ponsonby RFC, New Zealand
1 Jason Lenoard  Harlequins RFC 1 Kas Lealamanua  Marist St Josephs RFC
16 Steve Thompson (2) Northampton RFC 16 Mahonri Schwalger (2) Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
17 Phil Vickery (3) Gloucester RFC 17 Simon Lemalu (3) Otahuhu RFC, New Zealand
18 Martin Corry Leicester RFC 18 Des Tuiavi'i (5) West Harbour RFC, Australia
19 Lewis Moody (6) Leicester RFC 19 Kitiona Viliamu (6) Counties Manukau, N.Zealand
20 Andy Gomersall  Gloucester RFC 20 Denning Tyrell (9) Taranaki, New Zealand
21 Mike Catt (13) Bath RFC 21 Dominic Feaunati (11) Marist St Pauls RFC, New Zealand
22 Dan Luger  Harlequins RFC 22 Dale Rasmussen (13) Ponsonby RFC, New Zealand
  COACH: Clive Woodward COACH: John Boe
Source-www.manusamoa.com.ws; /www.worldcupweb.com
This was one of the highlight matches of the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Samoa displayed all the passion, fire and skill that makes this the greatest game played in heaven. This game had it all. In the end, England's fitness, experience and again ability to withstand pressure saw them through. This will probably be Samoa's match of the century! It will certainly at least be talked about for that long.