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An astonishing story of pressure, expectation and courage
22nd November 2003: The Rugby World Cup Final.
After six weeks of gruelling competition, England is battling reigning champions Australia. The two teams are inseparable after eighty minutes: the game drags deep into extra time: just two minutes are left on the clock.
England rumble to within 40 yards of the post. The ball is sent spiralling back to Jonny Wilkinson, the golden boy of English rugby, in a split second he drop kicks for goal and a chance for sporting immortality….
From the producer of Oscar-winning ‘Man on Wire’ and ‘Senna’, Victoria Gregory, and Emmy-nominated Director, James Erskine, Building Jerusalem combines scintillating match action, extraordinary original interviews with the key players including Jonny Wilkinson, Clive Woodward, Martin Johnson and Matt Dawson, with never-before-seen behind the scenes and match footage.
It is an astonishing story of pressure, expectation and courage, tracing the roots of success back to the professionalization of the game in the 90s, culminating in that glorious World Cup campaign of 2003 that turned Woodward’s poisoned chalice into a golden cup.