RUGBY. This World Cup finalist without a medal experienced a real surprise

The second international line with 34 selections with Australia, Justin Harrison, had a funny weekend. On the sidelines of the meeting between the Wallabies and England for the third July Test between the two teams, the 2003 World Cup finalist was invited on the Stan Sport television channel to discuss the upcoming meeting, as well as his defeat 19 years earlier at the World Cup. After receiving the edition runner-up medal, Harrison, out of disappointment, dumped it in the following hours in Sydney Bay. A gesture that he had greatly regretted since.

Father of two boys, Jack and Hugo, he could not give them the medal. As the former Brumbies player continued to dwell on the meeting with the presenter, the president of the English rugby union, Jeff Blackett, made a surprise appearance in full interview. The latter took the opportunity to offer Harrison a copy of the silver medal from the 2003 World Cup. With Hamish McLennan, president of the Australian federation, they contacted the manufacturer at the time who had kept the mold origin to make a true copy of the medal. All this sequence was obviously captured by the cameras of Stan Sport who had prepared his interview and his staging very well.

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