he was a towering presence alongwith martin johnson in the world cups of 99 and 03.
i did not get to see the latest world cup.
there seems to be some difference of opinion about his exploits on the field,something i could equate to a difference between guys from chennai and the districts.
the coach of the cupwinning side in 03 was a uniquely focussed and confident person,i cant recall his name.he looked more like a manager of a chess team.
it is amazing that such confident types are hard to come by for the english football team.