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Jonny Wilkinson, CBE is an English former rugby union player. A fly-half, he played for Newcastle Falcons and Toulon and represented England and the British and Irish Lions. He is particularly known for scoring the winning drop goal in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final and is widely acknowledged as one of the best rugby union players of all time.

He played club rugby for twelve seasons in the English Premiership with Newcastle Falcons. In 2009 he moved to Toulon, where he won two Heineken Cups and one Top 14 championship in five seasons.

Wilkinson won 91 caps for England. He was an integral member of the England squad which won the 2003 World Cup, scoring the winning drop goal in the last minute of extra time against Australia in the final. He came back from several injuries and was part of the England team which reached the final of the 2007 World Cup. He toured twice with the British and Irish Lions, in 2001 to Australia and 2005 to New Zealand, winning 6 caps.

He retired from rugby after the end of the 2013–14 season. In 2016, he was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Wilkinson is currently a studio pundit for ITV Sport, working on their coverage of the Six Nations Championship, Rugby World Cup and other rugby events.

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World Cup-Winning Rugby Legend & Public Speaker

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Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson, CBE is a true legend of Rugby Union. The 91 cap England fly-half had a career laden with silverware including the 2003 World Cup, where he sent his Nation wild after he scored the winning drop goal in the last minute of extra time against Australia in the Final. No wonder he is a World Rugby Hall of Famer and is widely regarded as one of the best Rugby Union players of all time.

At club level, Jonny played club rugby for twelve seasons in the English Premiership with Newcastle Falcons before joining Toulon, where he won two Heineken Cups and one French championship medal. Since retiring, Jonny works as a studio pundit for ITV Sport and is a well-respected public speaker.

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