Jonny Wilkinson needs no introduction. World champion in 2003, quadruple winner of the 6 Nations Tournament, double European champion, champion of France, England etc… A crazy record, for a player who is, for sure, one of the best that this sport has known. His reputation, “Wilko” especially gleaned thanks to his extraordinary footworkwho often made the team he played for win. We all remember his impressive World Cup in 2003, which was closed by a victorious drop, with the right foot moreover, in the final against Australia. In the national team, Wilkinson, it’s 91 selections, for 1179 points scored (second best scorer in history behind Dan Carter). But here, beyond his qualities as a scorer, the English opener, passed by Toulon and Newcastle, was also an excellent defender! A very important quality for a number 10, since the latter is often targeted by opposing attackers. And do we believe, Wilko did not hesitate to cut out a large number of them. Witness this video of a few minutes, which makes us relive the best timbres of Jonny Wilkinson. Treat yourself !
VIDEO – For Jonny Wilkinson’s 41st birthday, the RCT makes us relive his mythical speech
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