Feature documentary about the modern world of rugby. Incorporating footage of matches, newsreels, behind-the-scenes clips and interviews with players Jonny Wilkinson and Martin Johnson, the documentary looks at how Sir Clive Woodward coached the England team to their World Cup victory in 2003 and how that achievement paved the way to modern rugby.
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 with just two minutes 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 Director James Erskine (The Battle of the Sexes, Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist) and producer Victoria Gregory (Senna, Man on Wire) Building Jerusalem combines scintillating match action, extraordinary original interviews with the key players including Jonny Wilkinson, Sir 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.