Jonny Wilkinson Became A Fixture In A Side That Went On To Win

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He was an integral member of the 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning England squad, scoring the winning drop goal in the last minute of extra time against Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final. He went on to excel not only at rugby union, but also at tennis, cricket, and basketball. However, in 1997 he gave up the student life to become a professional rugby union player with the Newcastle Falcons. Wilkinson started his career at Newcastle School of Rugby as an inside centre, competing for a place with international veterans such as Inga Tuigamala, and British Lion Alan Tait. He became a fixture in a side that went on to win the 1997-98 Allied Dunbar Premiership title. Wilkinson became a fixture in the England team, and started in all their matches in the 1999 Five Nations Championship.

Jonny Wilkinson Plays His Club Rugby For Toulon Following Twelve Seasons In The

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Jonny Wilkinson


He was an integral member of the 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning England squad, scoring the winning drop goal in the last minute of extra time against Australia in the final. He plays his club rugby for Toulon following twelve seasons in the English Premiership for Newcastle Falcons. He became a fixture in a side that went on to win the 1997/8 Premiership title. Wilkinson became a fixture in the England team, and started in all their matches in the 1999 Five Nations. He made his World Cup debut against Italy, scoring one try, converting another six and landing five penalty goals to rack up 32 individual points in the 67-7 win. He was then capped another three times for England during the end of year internationals.

At The Age Of Twelve While At Pierrepont School Frensham Wilkinson Told

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Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson


Wilkinson has also toured twice with the British and Irish Lions, in 2001 and 2005, scoring 67 Test points in the 6 Lions test matches he has started. At the age of twelve, while at Pierrepont School, Frensham, Wilkinson told his rugby master “I want to play for England, that’s all I want”. Wilkinson has one of the biggest kicks in the game either out of hand or off the tee. Wilkinson started his career at Newcastle School of Rugby as an inside centre, competing for a place with international veterans such as Inga Tuigamala, and British Lion Alan Tait. Wilkinson began his international career as an unused replacement against Scotland, before coming off the bench, replacing Mike Catt, to play on the wing against Ireland at Twickenham on 4 April 1998; he was only 18. He also played for the Falcons in their 1999 Tetley’s Bitter Cup final defeat to the London Wasps.