2003. Who could ever forget the summer heatwave? Concorde made its final farewell from commercial service and ‘Dirty’ Den Watts returned from the grave in Eastenders.
In the sporting world Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea for a cool £150million giving Ken Bates a decent return on the £1 he splashed out for the club 21 years earlier. Roger Federer and Serena Williams won Wimbledon and the Twenty20 format was launched in English domestic cricket. The Australians were still dominant over England in the international game and won the Ashes yet again, stretching their winning run to 14 years! At that time we didn’t know it but thankfully our luck was going to change against our antipodean adversaries and we wouldn’t have to wait until the 2005 Ashes to exact some long overdue revenge.
It’s 15 years since Jonny Peter Wilkinson’s drop goal sealed the win over the Australians in a tense and enthralling World Cup final in Sydney. To celebrate this famous victory we have teamed up with Dallaglio Rugby Works and Smart Group to bring to you the 2018 Rugby Captains Dinner at the Battersea Evolution on Wednesday 21st November.
It promises to be a spectacular evening. Hosted by Martin Bayfield the exclusive event will include Q&A sessions with legendary players from the winning England squad including Martin Johnson, Lawrence Dallaglio, Will Greenwood, Martin Corry, Jason Leonard and Simon Shaw. Accompanying them will be countless other sporting celebrities such as George Gregan and the coach of the most successful English team ever Sir Clive Woodward.
With a champagne and canape reception, a spectacular live auction, four course banquet meal and top quality live entertainment this really will be the biggest and best Rugby Captains Dinner yet. It’s a great way to give to two worthy causes as well as enjoying a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the inside story on England rugby’s greatest achievement.
For more information visit the Rugby Captains Dinner website.