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Encyclopedia > Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson OBE
Image:Jonny Wilkinson 2007.jpg
Wilkinson at training in February 2007
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Peter Wilkinson
Date of birth May 25 1979 ( 1979-05-25) (age 28)
Place of birth Frimley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 13 st 12 lbs (88 kg)
School Lord Wandsworth College
Occupation(s)  Professional rugby union footballer
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half, Inside Centre
Amateur clubs
Farnham
Professional clubs Caps (points)
1997- Newcastle Falcons 156 (1,907)
National team(s)    
1998-
2001-2005
England
British Lions
70[1]
6
(1,032)
(67)
Jonny Wilkinson practising his conversions before England vs. Italy on 2nd October 2007.
Jonny Wilkinson practising his conversions before England vs. Italy on 2nd October 2007.

Jonathan Peter Wilkinson OBE (born 25 May 1979 in Frimley, Surrey) is an English rugby union player and member of the England national team. From 2001-2003, before and during the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Wilkinson rose to fame for being one of the world’s best rugby players.[2] 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. He plays his club rugby in the Guinness Premiership for Newcastle Falcons. 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. Obe can mean: Obe, in Afghanistan Ebenezer Obe, a Nigerian musician. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... February 2007 is the second month of the year. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Frimley High Street looking East, Jan 2006 Frimley High Street looking West, Jan 2006 Frimley shown on the map The Road from London to Southampton by John Ogilby dated 1675 Frimley is a small town on the outskirts of Camberley, Surrey, England, situated just under 30 miles WSW of Central... This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Lord Wandsworth College, often abbreviated to LWC, is a medium-sized independent school in Hampshire. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ... Official website www. ... The following is a list of international rugby union teams: // The British and Irish Lions are a separate case, being a combination of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents... First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the... October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Frimley High Street looking East, Jan 2006 Frimley High Street looking West, Jan 2006 Frimley shown on the map The Road from London to Southampton by John Ogilby dated 1675 Frimley is a small town on the outskirts of Camberley, Surrey, England, situated just under 30 miles WSW of Central... This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ... A drop kick is someones dropping a ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. ... The Guinness Premiership is a professional league competition for rugby union clubs in the top division of the English rugby system. ... Official website www. ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the...


Due to a litany of injuries — variously, of the knee ligaments, arm, shoulder and kidney — he did not appear again for England after the World Cup until 1,169 days later in their opening game of the 2007 Six Nations Championship against Scotland on 3 February 2007.[3] In his comeback England match, Wilkinson scored 27 points in the game (a record in the Calcutta Cup) and was awarded Man of the Match.[4] The following week against Italy, he became the highest point-scorer in the history of the Five/Six Nations Championship. On 6 October 2007, he also became the highest point-scorer in the history of the World Cup, kicking four penalties to overtake Scotland's Gavin Hastings in a quarter final against Australia. In the 2008 Six Nations in the match against Italy he became the first English player (and second overall) to score 1000 test points. He is also the world record drop goal scorer in international rugby with a total of 29[5]. In March 2008, he became the international rugby record points scorer, overtaking Neil Jenkins of Wales[6]. For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... A ligament is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue composed mainly of long, stringy collagen molecules. ... Look up ARM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the body part. ... The kidneys are the organs that filter wastes (such as urea) from the blood and excrete them, along with water, as urine. ... Rugby was played at Croke Park for the first time, seen here during the Irish-French match. ... Calcutta Cup The Calcutta Cup is a rugby union trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between England and Scotland. ... The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the country. ... Andrew Gavin Hastings, OBE (born January 3, 1962 in Edinburgh) of Watsonians, Cambridge University Rugby Football Club, the Scotland national rugby union team and the British and Irish Lions was one of the outstanding rugby players of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain. ... A drop kick is someones dropping a ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. ... For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Neil Jenkins (born 8 July 1971) is a former rugby union footballer who played fly-half, centre, or full back for Pontypridd and Cardiff, Wales and the British and Irish Lions. ...

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Early life

Wilkinson grew up in Cheltenham and started playing rugby early in life, participating in the sport from the age of just four years old, playing for Farnham RFC. His father, Phil, had played rugby union and so did Wilkinson's brother Mark and his cousin Tom Grogan. He began his education at Weybourne Infants School in Farnham, also attending Pierrepont in Frensham, but it was at Lord Wandsworth College that he established his reputation. He played alongside England team mate Peter Richards to take Lord Wandsworth to the semi-final of the Daily Mail national schools competition in 1996. At school, Wilkinson's sporting interests extended to cricket and tennis, as well as rugby. He was an opening bowler and batsman for the school and played for Hampshire schools until rugby demanded much of his summer time as well. He was Captain of Lord Wandsworth 1st XI in 1997.[7] Lord Wandsworth College, often abbreviated to LWC, is a medium-sized independent school in Hampshire. ... Peter Charles Richards (born 10 March 1978 in Portsmouth) is an English rugby union player, who plays for London Irish. ...


Wilkinson's recognition at national level came when he was sixteen years old, when he was selected for the England under-16 representative team. He made a name for himself when he was part of the English under-18s schools tour of Australia in 1997. On this tour he scored 94 points in only five games.[8]


Wilkinson was talent scouted by his school rugby coach, the Falcons coach Steve Bates. Upon leaving school in the summer of 1997, he deferred his studies at Durham University for a year to try full-time rugby union. His first season was such a success that his studies still remain on-hold ten years later. Official website www. ... Affiliations 1994 Group European University Association Association of MBAs EQUIS Universities UK N8 Group Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ...


Career

1998-2000

Wilkinson started his career at Newcastle Falcons 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 1997/8 Premiership title. By March of 1998 he was in the full England Test squad. 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 April 4, 1998; he was aged only 18.[9][8] A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... Vaaiga Tuigamala (born September 4, 1969) is a Samoan rugby footballer. ... Alan Tait (born 2 July 1964 in Kelso) is assistant coach at The Borders Rugby Club and a former rugby union footballer who played outside centre for Scotland and the British & Irish Lions. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Semi-finals, 1991 The Scotland national rugby union... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


He then participated in England’s ‘Tour of Hell’ in June 1998 that saw them suffer heavy defeats to both New Zealand and Australia (who defeated them 76-0). Wilkinson returned to domestic duties by taking over from Rob Andrew, who was made Falcons head coach (later Director of Rugby), as both their fly-half and goal kicker. Wilkinson became a fixture in the England team, and started in all their matches in the 1999 Five Nations. He also played for the Falcons in their 1999 Tetley’s Bitter Cup final defeat to the London Wasps. Christopher Robert Andrew (born 18 February 1963) nicknamed Squeaky, is a former rugby union footballer and currently the Director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons. ... A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... The Powergen Cup (centre) seen in the London Irish clubhouse at Sunbury in 2002. ... Official website www. ...


Wilkinson played for England in matches against Australia, the United States and Canada as the 1999 World Cup approached. 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. After playing another pool game against the All Blacks, which England lost 30-16, he was rested against Tonga, a match won by England 101-10. Following the quarter-final playoff win against Fiji, Wilkinson was relegated to the bench by head coach for the quarter-final against South Africa. England lost the match by 44-21 and exited the tournament. Woodward refused to expand on his selection choice at the time,[10] and following the match some commentators blamed the head coach's lack of consistency in team selection as harming England's World Cup bid.[11] The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ... This article refers to the use of the word Try in rugby football terminology. ...


The following year Wilkinson played in all five of England's Six Nations matches. England won the championship, however they missed a grand slam after losing their final match against Scotland. Wilkinson then toured South Africa with England in June of 2000, kicking all of the points in their 27-22 win in Bloemfontein. He was then capped another three times for England during the end of year internationals. The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Semi-finals, 1991 The Scotland national rugby union...


2001-2002

The following year began with England's title defence of the Six Nations title. After the opening win over Wales, Wilkinson set an individual Six Nations points scoring record with 35 points against Italy at Twickenham on February 17, to overtake the record of his Newcastle Falcons mentor, Rob Andrew. England won all their subsequent matches during the tournament, with the exception of the Irish match, which was postponed until October. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Official website www. ... Christopher Robert Andrew (born 18 February 1963) nicknamed Squeaky, is a former rugby union footballer and currently the Director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons. ...


More success followed for Wilkinson after the Six Nations, as the Falcons won the Powergen Cup: a late Newcastle try saw them defeat Harlequin F.C. by three points, by 30-27. As a result of Neil Jenkins suffering a number of injuries and a dip in form, Wilkinson was picked as the first choice fly-half and goal kicker for the 2001 British Lions tour to Australia in July. The Lions won the first test over Australia by 29-13 in Brisbane, in which Wilkinson scored nine points through his kicking. The Powergen Cup (centre) seen in the London Irish clubhouse at Sunbury in 2002. ... Official website www. ... Neil Jenkins (born 8 July 1971) is a former rugby union footballer who played fly-half, centre, or full back for Pontypridd and Cardiff, Wales and the British and Irish Lions. ... 2001 tour badge In 2001 the British and Irish Lions rugby union side toured Australia. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ...


The second test, on July 7, saw the Lions lose 35-14 at the Telstra Dome. Wilkinson was blamed by many for throwing a long pass inside his 22 that was intercepted by Joe Roff: this was seen as the turning point in the match, and probably the test series. During the match, Wilkinson injured his leg and was stretchered off the pitch. The injury was thought to be particularly serious, but he made a full recovery before the Third and final test on July 14th. Wilkinson’s try at the start of the second half ensured that, along with his kicking scores, he equalled the Lions' best individual scoring total in a Test, with 18 points. is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is for Telstra Dome, Melbourne. ... Joe Roff (born 20 September 1975) is a retired Australian rugby union footballer who played on the wing or at fullback for Brumbies and Australia. ...


The incomplete 2001 Six Nations Championship was concluded in October, with England playing Ireland. England lost 20-14 at Landsdowne Road. Both Ireland and England had won four out of the five Six Nations fixtures, but England’s superior points difference ensured they clinched the title although, for the second year running, not the Grand Slam. A DART train passes under the Lansdowne Road Rugby Football Stadium and over the level crossing as it enters the station of the same name. ...


In a match against Australia for the Cook Cup in November, Wilkinson scored all of England's points in their 21-15 victory at Twickenham. After being rested as an unused bench replacement in the subsequent match against Romania, he then played a large role in a win over the Springboks, in which he kicked seven penalty goals in the 29-9 victory. The 2006 match between Australia and England at Telstra Dome. ...


Going for a third Six Nations title in a row, England got off to a good start to their 2002 Six Nations Championship with wins over Scotland and Ireland, before losing to France in Paris. England won their remaining fixtures against Wales and Italy but France went on to complete a grand slam. The Falcons were in Pool 6 in the 2001-02 Heineken Cup, and won one match, finishing fourth in the pool. The 2002 Six Nations Championship was played between February and March. ... The 2001-2002 Heineken Cup (the rugby union club championship of Europe) is the seventh of the series. ...


In the November 2002 end-of-year tests England faced Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in subsequent weekends.


Wilkinson played a large role in England's match against the All Blacks. He scored a Try (although he commented later that the chip he kicked over the New Zealand defence was in fact meant for Jason Robinson to receive),[12] kicked two successful conversions and three penalty goals, as well as a Drop goal. England then faced the then Tri Nations Series champions Australia, who came to Twickenham on the back of a loss to Ireland. Two tries by winger Ben Cohen and Wilkinson's kicking accuracy saw England come back from a 19-31 deficit to defeat Australia by a single point in a 32-31 victory. England went into the last test against South Africa with the possibility of beating the Big Three rugby nations of the Southern Hemisphere on subsequent weekends. This article refers to the use of the word Try in rugby football terminology. ... Jason Thorpe Robinson MBE (born 30 July 1974 in Leeds) was an English international rugby union player and former international rugby league player. ... A drop kick is someones dropping a ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. ... The Tri Nations Series is an annual international Rugby Union series held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... Twickenham is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London. ... Ben Cohen MBE Ben Christopher Cohen MBE (born on the 14 September 1978 in Northampton) is a rugby union footballer who plays wing for Northampton Saints and England. ...


England defeated the Springboks by 53-3, putting a record 50 more points on the former World Champions. The very physical match saw Wilkinson leave the pitch with a dislocated left shoulder. Springbok Jannes Labuschagne was sent off early in the match for a late tackle on Wilkinson. The England camp believed that Wilkinson was targeted by South Africa during the game.[13] Matt Dawson later wrote in his autobiography, “Nine Lives”, that he felt South Africa came to Twickenham with the aim of injuring the half-backs (Wilkinson and Dawson) and Jason Robinson.[14] Matthew James Sutherland Daws Dawson MBE (born 31 October 1972 in Birkenhead) is a now retired English rugby union footballer who played scrum half for Wasps having played most of his career for Northampton Saints. ... Jason Thorpe Robinson MBE (born 30 July 1974 in Leeds) was an English international rugby union player and former international rugby league player. ...


2002-2003

The opening match of the 2003 Six Nations Championship saw France, the reigning champions and grand slam winners, play England. Both teams were high in confidence, following successes in their end of year tests against nations from the Southern hemisphere. Many saw this game as the tournament decider and England won the match 25-17. Now considered favourites to win the tournament, as well as possibly a Grand Slam, England defeated Wales, Italy and Scotland. For the game against Italy, Wilkinson was chosen as the captain of the squad for the first time in his England career, as Martin Johnson was unavailable due to the birth of his first child. The 2003 Six Nations Championship was played between February and March. ... For other people named Martin Johnson, see Martin Johnson (disambiguation) Martin Osborne Johnson CBE (born 9 March 1970) is a former rugby union footballer who represented and captained England and Leicester. ...


The final match was against Ireland at Lansdowne Road and would determine the tournament, and Grand Slam winner of 2003. By putting more than 40 points on their opponents, winning 42-6, England became the 2003 champions and serious contenders for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Australia. Wilkinson was named Man of the Match, displaying his trademark accurate kicking and strong defensive skills. A DART train passes under the Lansdowne Road Rugby Football Stadium and over the level crossing as it enters the station of the same name. ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ...


After the Six Nations, England commenced a tour to the Southern Hemisphere, to play New Zealand and Australia in June. On June 14 and in difficult weather conditions, Wilkinson scored all 15 points as England beat New Zealand 15-13 in Wellington. He was also a major force in their 25-14 win over Australia a week later. With England's 45-14 win over France in September, in which Wilkinson scored 18 points, England were now considered one of the favourites at the World Cup, set to start in October. is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


England's first match at the 2003 World Cup was at Subiaco Oval in Perth, where they defeated Georgia 84-6, with Wilkinson scoring 16 points from his goal kicking. He played a major role in the pool match against the Springboks, in which he scored 20 of England’s 25 points, in the victory which held their opponents to just six. The subsequent match against Samoa in Melbourne was surprisingly close for the number one ranked rugby nation against a supposed “minnow” of international competition, but England pulled off a 35-22 win. Wilkinson was rested for England's final win against Uruguay. England finished at the top of pool D, four points ahead of South Africa. Subiaco Oval, known colloquially as Subi, is the highest capacity sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ...


England moved into the quarter finals, where they met Wales at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Wilkinson scored 23 points in the match, which England won 28-17 to proceed to the semi-finals. England met France, whom they had beaten earlier that year on two occasions. England won 24-7, with Wilkinson scoring all of England’s points through his kicking. In the final versus Australia, with the scores level at 17-17, Wilkinson kicked a drop goal in extra time with just 26 seconds remaining. England won 20-17. The last time Australia had lost a World Cup match was eight years earlier in the 1995 quarter-finals, when Wilkinson's mentor Andrew scored a drop goal at the stroke of full time to win the game for England. After the match, Wilkinson expressed his relief at converting the winning drop goal, as it was his first success in four attempts during the match. The win gave England its first ever World Cup, and broke the southern hemisphere's dominance of the tournament in the process. Wilkinson also became the tournaments leading points scorer with 113 points. Suncorp Stadium, formerly known as Lang Park, is a rectangular sporting stadium located in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, Queensland, Australia. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the third Rugby World Cup. ... Christopher Robert Andrew (born 18 February 1963) nicknamed Squeaky, is a former rugby union footballer and currently the Director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons. ... A drop kick is someones dropping a ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents...


However, the Australian media did not take the loss well with one newspaper bluntly stating "Good to see the back of you, Jonny" as the caption of a photo of Wilkinson leaving the pitch. Other publications in the southern hemisphere, such as those in New Zealand and South Africa, expressed similar discontent, particularly at England's pack-oriented, “winning ugly” style of play. He was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and also named the 2003 IRB World Player of the Year. In the same year he became the youngest ever rugby union player to receive a New Year's Honour with an MBE (he was listed prior to England's World Cup victory), and an OBE which he was awarded in 2004. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is given to one sportsman or sportswoman, usually British, every year. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...


2004-2005

Within a couple of weeks of winning the World Cup he was found to have had a broken facet in his shoulder and missed the 2004 Six Nations and the disastrous tour of New Zealand and Australia. Wilkinson was named Captain of the England team on 4 October 2004, replacing Lawrence Dallaglio who had resigned five weeks earlier. However, he was kept out of the 2004 autumn internationals by a haematoma in his upper right arm, the captaincy being taken over by Jason Robinson and then Martin Corry. In January 2005 he injured his medial knee ligament in a match against Perpignan. He missed the opening matches of the 2005 Six Nations Championship and on his return to Newcastle on 13 March 2005 he injured the same knee again. This article is about the body part. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lawrence Bruno Nero Dallaglio (born on August 10, 1972 in London) is an English rugby union player, the former captain of the English national team. ... A heamatoma is when boush bags become extremely inflamed and painful ush flaps become itchy and flackey just like frosted flackes :S ... Jason Thorpe Robinson MBE (born 30 July 1974 in Leeds) was an English international rugby union player and former international rugby league player. ... Martin Edward Corry (born 12 October 1973) is an English rugby union footballer who plays number eight, blindside flanker or lock for Leicester Tigers, England, and has represented the British and Irish Lions. ... Union Sportive Arlequins Perpignan (French) or Unió Esportiva Arlequins Perpinyà (Catalan), generally abbreviated as USAP, is a French rugby union club that plays in the city of Perpignan. ... The 2005 RBS 6 Nations Championship was the sixth series of the Six Nations Championship to be held since the competition expanded in 2000 to include Italy. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In almost 18 months, he had played a total of only 937.5 minutes of competitive rugby union, but was nonetheless given a chance to prove his fitness for the 2005 Lions tour of New Zealand. Initially Wilkinson was left out of the 44-strong squad which was announced by Clive Woodward on April 11, 2005. However, on 8 May Woodward announced he had added the fly-half to the squad after Wilkinson had proved he was injury-free and fit. Wilkinson made his first international appearance since the 2003 World Cup final on 23 May at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as the Lions played Argentina. Wilkinson, along with the rest of the team, played poorly, but kicked a conversion and six penalties; he salvaged a 25-25 draw with the last kick of the game. Sir Clive Ronald Woodward, CBE (born 6 January 1956 at Ely in Cambridgeshire) is a former English rugby union international who was the coach of the England rugby union team from 1997 to 2004. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ...


He made his first full international appearance since the 2003 World Cup in the Lions' first Test against New Zealand, starting at inside centre instead of his normal fly-half position. Wilkinson scored the Lions' only points in their comprehensive 21-3 defeat. In the second Test, another heavy loss, he started in his normal role of number 10, but suffered a stinger injury, which ruled him out of the Third Test. Wilkinson was replaced by Stephen Jones in the final test. A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... In medicine, a Stinger, also called a Burner or Nerve pinch injury, is a minor neurological injury suffered by athletes, mostly in high contact sports such as football and wrestling. ... Stephen Michael Jones (born 8 December 1977 in Aberystwyth) is a Welsh rugby union footballer who plays at fly-half for Llanelli Scarlets and Wales. ...


Wilkinson had to forgo participation in the Falcons' August pre-season games in Japan due to appendicitis. Then, after having appeared in five successive matches for Newcastle, the injury litany continued in late November with surgery for a sportsman's hernia, which he himself associated with the strain of his heavy training sessions, often involving two (or more) hour kicking-sessions. Appendicitis (or epityphlitis) is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. ... Look up hernia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


2006-present

After an absence of more than two months, Wilkinson was named on the bench for the premiership game against London Irish on February 12, 2006, but did not make an appearance. Wilkinson pulled out of training the following Tuesday and was reported to be suffering "an acute injury to his right adductor". In March, he told Rugby World Magazine that he was confident his best rugby was still ahead of him, despite critics and pundits asking whether Wilkinson would ever regain the form and confidence he possessed before his string of injury setbacks. Official website www. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rugby World Magazine is the worlds top selling Rugby magzine and is released Monthly. ...


Wilkinson was selected on the bench for the match against Guinness Premiership leaders Sale Sharks at Kingston Park on Sunday, April 16 and he played all of the second half. He then played the last 50 minutes in the European Challenge Cup semi-final defeat against London Irish on April 23, but ended the match limping. The Guinness Premiership is a professional league competition for rugby union clubs in the top division of the English rugby system. ... Official website www. ... Kingston Park is a very small suburb which lies roughly 4 miles north west of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The European Challenge Cup in rugby union, known as the Parker Pen Shield from 2001 to 2003 and Parker Pen Challenge Cup from 2003 to 2005, is the sister competition to the Heineken Cup. ... Official website www. ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rob Andrew, then Director of Rugby at Falcons (Andrew has since been appointed Director of Elite Rugby for the English Rugby Football Union), said subsequently that there was no chance of Wilkinson going on England's summer tour and that he would be taking the summer off. Despite missing two conversions, he demonstrated his playmaker skills in the game against Worcester on April 30, in which he played the whole second half. Afterwards, Andrew reiterated that Wilkinson should not tour during the summer in order to prolong his recovery period. Wilkinson started as captain in the Falcons last Premiership game of the season on Saturday, May 6, 2006, converting six of his team's eight tries in their 54-19 victory over Leeds Tykes. Christopher Robert Andrew (born 18 February 1963) nicknamed Squeaky, is a former rugby union footballer and currently the Director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons. ... The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the rugby union governing body in England. ... During June of 2006, a number of rugby union test sides will be playing fixtures that will be competed in southern nations. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official website www. ...


Rob Andrew stated in July, pre-season to the 2006-07 Guinness Premiership, that Wilkinson would be ready to challenge for an England position come the November internationals. Captaincy of the Falcons was also given to former Wallabies fullback Matthew Burke, a move that Andrew believed would allow Wilkinson to concentrate more on his game and a full return to rugby.[15] In early August head coach of England, Andy Robinson announced the Elite Player Squad for the 2006/07 season, in which Wilkinson was included.[16] Christopher Robert Andrew (born 18 February 1963) nicknamed Squeaky, is a former rugby union footballer and currently the Director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons. ... The 2006-07 Guinness Premiership, the top level of club rugby union in England, started in September 2006, and ended with the final in May 2007. ... During November of 2006, several rugby union nations will play fixtures that will be contested in the northern hemisphere nations. ... Matthew Burke is an Australian Rugby Union player from Lower Northern Sydney. ... Andy Robinson (born 3 April 1964 in Taunton, Somerset) is a former English rugby union footballer who played openside flanker for Bath and England. ...


During the second game of the 2006-07 Guinness Premiership season against Worcester Warriors on Friday, September 8, Wilkinson was helped from the pitch after 47 minutes with a knee injury incurred when one of his team members fell on him after he was tackled. A scan confirmed that he had torn the medial ligament of his right knee. He returned to play a full 80 minutes in the 26-21 win against premiership leaders Bristol on Friday, November 3, kicking a conversion, a drop-goal and two penalties. It was reported on November 9 that Wilkinson suffered a lacerated kidney during the match.[17] He returned from this injury in the Premiership game against Leicester Tigers on January 27, 2007, coming off the bench after 37 minutes. The 2006-07 Guinness Premiership, the top level of club rugby union in England, started in September 2006, and ended with the final in May 2007. ... Official website www. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bristol Rugby are the first class rugby club in Bristol, England. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Official website www. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On January 29, 2007, Wilkinson was selected at Fly-half in the starting line up for England in their 2007 Six Nations opener against Scotland. England comprehensively beat Scotland 42-20 to regain the Calcutta Cup, Wilkinson making an impressive return,[18][19] scoring 27 points with five penalties, two conversions, a drop goal, and a try.[20] This broke the previous Calcutta Cup individual record of 24, set by Rob Andrew. Wilkinson was awarded the RBS Man of the Match as adjudicated by BBC commentator, Brian Moore. In the following match against Italy at Twickenham, Wilkinson scored 15 points to become the highest individual point scorer in the history of the Five or Six Nations with 421 points.[21] Despite another injury scare just before the match against Ireland on February 26 at Croke Park, Wilkinson started, scoring 8 points in the game which England lost 43-13. Wilkinson did not play in the two remaining Six Nations games against France and Wales due to the effects of a cramp that forced him off in the Premiership 38-12 defeat to London Irish on March 3.[22][23] On April 13, he suffered a rib injury that forced him off during his fourth consecutive appearance for Newcastle in their 19-12 win over Gloucester Rugby.[24] is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... Rugby was played at Croke Park for the first time, seen here during the Irish-French match. ... Calcutta Cup The Calcutta Cup is a rugby union trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between England and Scotland. ... A drop kick is someones dropping a ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. ... Christopher Robert Andrew (born 18 February 1963) nicknamed Squeaky, is a former rugby union footballer and currently the Director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons. ... The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Scottish Gaelic: [1]) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest, provides branch banking facilities in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... There have been several notable people called Brian Moore. ... The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Croke Park (Irish: Páirc an Chrócaigh) in Dublin, Ireland is the largest sports stadium in Ireland and the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Irelands biggest sporting organisation. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... Official website www. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Official website www. ...


Despite missing the season's last Premiership game against Bath Rugby, Wilkinson made the England squad for the summer tour and scored 5 points in the first test's record 58-10 loss to South Africa.[25][26] He scored 17 points in the second test, which England lost 55-22.[27] In the first of three warm up tests before the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France, Wilkinson had an impressive game, scoring 17 points (seven conversions and a penalty) in the 62-5 demolition of Wales.[28] Official website www. ... The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international...


2007 World Cup

Due to a non-contact ankle injury sustained in training,[29] Wilkinson was not included in the teams for the opening games of the World Cup against United States and then South Africa.[30] He returned to score 24 points in the 44-22 win over Samoa.[31] He helped England to their victory against Tonga which put them through to the quarter-finals. During England's 12-10 quarter final win against Australia,[32] in which he scored all of England's points, Wilkinson became the Rugby World Cup's leading point scorer with 231 points, surpassing Gavin Hastings of Scotland. He continued to play a major role in England's defence of the World Cup by kicking 9 points, including a last gasp 40-metre drop goal, in their 14-9 semi-final victory over France.[33][34] In the World Cup final, on 20 October at the Stade de France, South Africa won the Webb Ellis Cup in a game where Wilkinson slotted home 2 penalties, but missed 2 drop kick attempts. The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ... Andrew Gavin Hastings, OBE (born January 3, 1962 in Edinburgh) of Watsonians, Cambridge University Rugby Football Club, the Scotland national rugby union team and the British and Irish Lions was one of the outstanding rugby players of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stade de France is a stadium in Saint-Denis, France in the inner suburbs of Paris. ... The Webb Ellis Cup. ...


The 2008 Six Nations Championship and competition for No. 10 jersey

Going into the 2008 Six Nations Championship, Wilkinson was the obvious choice as England's number 10 and started the first 4 matches. Against Wales on February 2nd, 2008, Wilkinson scored 14 points, but England put in a poor display to fall 19-26 after squandering a 10-point lead at half-time. Wilkinson then amassed 27 points in England's next two wins against Italy and France. A disappointing loss against Scotland on March 8th, in which a number of the England squad put in poor performances, raised questions about Wilkinson's inclusion in the starting line-up given the emerging English talents at the number 10 position. 20-year-old Danny Cipriani was the main back up stand-off throughout the tournament (along with Charlie Hodgson), and replaced Wilkinson in the starting line-up for the last match of the tournament against Ireland. This was only the second time in his England career that Wilkinson was dropped to the bench (the first time being for the 1999 Rugby World Cup quarter final match with South Africa for which Paul Grayson was preferred). However, close to the start of the second half during the Ireland match on March 15th, Wilkinson was brought off the bench to replace Toby Flood, thus playing alongside Cipriani at inside centre[35]. This suggests a possible synthesis to the balance of nurturing up-and-coming fly-halves while incorporating the leading player in the position in recent years into the squad. For the second year running, Ireland play their home games at Croke Park, while Lansdowne Road is being redeveloped. ... Daniel Cipriani (born 2 November 1987) is a rugby union footballer who plays flyhalf and Fullback for London Wasps. ... Date of Birth: November 12, 1980 Place of Birth: Halifax, England, United Kingdom Height: 1. ... The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... Paul James Grayson (born 30 May 1971 in Chorley) is the head coach of Northampton Saints rugby union club. ... Tobias Gerald Flood (born 8 August 1985 in Frimley), is an English rugby union footballer who plays at fly half or outside centre for Newcastle Falcons and England. ...


Following the Ireland match and speculation about Wilkinson’s future as the England number 10, Lawrence Dallaglio expressed his opinion that Jonny is unlikely to let the position be handed to Cipriani from now on: the element of competition which exists for the place is likely to inspire Wilkinson, rather than discourage him. [36] Despite competition over his position, Wilkinson ended the 2008 Six Nations as the tournament’s top points scorer, compiling 50 points. Lawrence Bruno Nero Dallaglio (born on August 10, 1972 in London) is an English rugby union player, the former captain of the English national team. ...


Wilkinson was not considered for Martin Johnson's first England squad (the 2008 summer tour of New Zealand) due to a shoulder injury. Many will see this as a chance for Danny Cipriani to strengthen his position as England's first choice fly-half. For other people named Martin Johnson, see Martin Johnson (disambiguation) Martin Osborne Johnson CBE (born 9 March 1970) is a former rugby union footballer who represented and captained England and Leicester. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Cipriani (born 2 November 1987) is a rugby union footballer who plays flyhalf and Fullback for London Wasps. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents... A normal rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ...


International Rugby Union records

Wilkinson scored a record 29th Test drop goal against France in the 2008 Six Nations Championship. A drop kick is someones dropping a ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. ... For the second year running, Ireland play their home games at Croke Park, while Lansdowne Road is being redeveloped. ...


His first converted penalty against Scotland on 8th March 2008, took him 3 points past Wales's Neil Jenkins tally of 1090 Test rugby points. This achievement came earlier than expected due to the IRB granting full Test status to the 2005 British and Irish Lions warm-up test against Argentina. Two more penalties in the second half took his tally to 1099 points. First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Semi-finals, 1991 The Scotland national rugby union... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... Neil Jenkins (born 8 July 1971) is a former rugby union footballer who played fly-half, centre, or full back for Pontypridd and Cardiff, Wales and the British and Irish Lions. ... The IRB logo. ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the...


Wilkinson holds the Rugby World Cup points record with 249 and is the only player to score points in two World Cup Finals. For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ... The Rugby World Cup Final is the most important rugby union match in the world. ...


Career highlights

Date Tournament Venue Opposition Scoring summary Total points Comments
4 April 1998 5 Nations Twickenham Ireland (won 35-17) 0 Wilkinson makes his debut as a replacement for Mike Catt, becoming England's youngest ever player.
6 June 1998 Cook Cup Brisbane Australia (lost 0-76) 0 Wilkinson's first start is in England's biggest ever defeat.
20 June 1998 Friendly Dunedin New Zealand (lost 22-64) 0
20 February 1999 5 Nations Twickenham Scotland (won 24-21) 3 c, 1 p 9
6 March 1999 5 Nations Dublin Ireland (won 27-15) 1 c, 4 p 14
20 March 1999 5 Nations Twickenham France (won 21-10) 7 p 21
11 April 1999 5 Nations Wembley Wales (lost 31-32) 2 c, 4 p 16 Wales deny England a Grand Slam at Wembley
26 June 1999 Cook Cup Sydney Australia (lost 15-22) 1 c, 1 p 5
21 August 1999 Friendly Twickenham United States (won 106-8) 13 c 26
28 August 1999 Friendly Twickenham Canada (won 36-11) 4 c, 1 p 11 Wilkinson passes 100 test points
2 October 1999 World Cup Twickenham Italy (won 67-7) 1 t, 6 c, 5 p 32
9 October 1999 World Cup Twickenham New Zealand (lost 16-30) 1 c, 3 p 11
9 November 2002 Friendly Twickenham New Zealand (won 31-28) 1 t, 2 c, 3 p, 1 d 21 A full house for Wilkinson as England win a classic
16 November 2002 Cook Cup Twickenham Australia (won 32-31) 2 c, 6 p 22
15 February 2003 6 Nations Twickenham France (won 25-17) 1 c, 5 p, 1 d 20
22 February 2003 6 Nations Cardiff Wales (won 26-9) 2 c, 2 p, 2 d 16
9 March 2003 6 Nations Twickenham Italy (won 40-5) 4 c 8
22 March 2003 6 Nations Twickenham Scotland (won 40-9) 3 c, 4 p 18
30 March 2003 6 Nations Dublin England (won 42-6) 3 c, 1 p, 2 d 15 England win the 2003 Six Nations Grand Slam
14 June 2003 Friendly Wellington New Zealand (won 15-13) 4 p, 1 d 15 England record back-to-back wins against New Zealand for the first time
21 June 2003 Cook Cup Melbourne Australia (won 25-14) 2 c, 2 p 10 England's first-ever win on Australian soil
9 November 2003 World Cup Brisbane Wales (won 28-17) 1 c, 6 p, 1 d 23
16 November 2003 World Cup Sydney France (won 24-7) 5 p, 3 d 24
22 November 2003 World Cup Sydney Australia (won 20-17) 4 p, 1 d 15 Wilkinson's drop goal wins the World Cup in the last minute of extra time
22 September 2007 World Cup Nantes Samoa (won 44-22) 3 c, 4 p, 2 d 24
6 October 2007 World Cup Paris Australia (won 12-10) 4 p 12
13 October 2007 World Cup Paris France (won 14-9) 2 p, 1 d 9 Wilkinson again kicks France out of the World Cup
20 October 2007 World Cup Paris South Africa (lost 6-15) 2 p 6
2 February 2008 6 Nations Twickenham Wales (lost 19-26) 1 c, 3 p, 1 d 14
10 February 2008 6 Nations Rome Italy (won 23-19) 2 c, 3 p 13 Wilkinson goes past 1000 test points for England
24 February 2008 6 Nations Paris France (won 24-13) 1 c, 3 p, 1 d 14 Wilkinson scores a world record 29th international drop goal
8 March 2008 6 Nations Murrayfield Scotland (lost 9-15) 3 p 9 Wilkinson overtakes Neil Jenkins world test record of 1090 points

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Media

Wilkinson occasionally writes a column for The Times, often during periods of high media focus on rugby, such as Six Nations tournaments and Rugby World Cups. He has also written three books, with the help of ghostwriter Neil Squires, which have been published by Headline. The first, "Lions and Falcons: My Diary of a Remarkable Year", was released in 2001, and followed a turbulent rugby year for him. The diary documented the England rugby player's strike, the Newcastle Falcons winning the Powergen Cup, the 2001 Six Nations Championship and the British and Irish Lions tour at the end of the year. His second, "My World", was released after England's Rugby World Cup win, in early 2004, and was largely picture-based, with less writing than in his previous publication. The writing that it did contain was focussed on his experience of the World Cup, and how his life had altered following the winning drop goal. Finally, in 2005, "How To Play Rugby My Way", which accompanied the BBC series "Jonny's Hotshots", was released. It was largely a coaching/instruction manual, with tips and techniques for rugby playing. It also included small insights to Wilkinson's family life and the relationships which have allowed his rugby playing to flourish. The term Six Nations can refer to: The six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, a union of Native American/First Nations tribes. ... For other uses, see Ghostwriter (disambiguation). ... Official website www. ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the...


Personal life

Wilkinson currently lives in rural Northumberland with his brother Mark, who is 18 months older than him. The first house that Jonny and Mark Wilkinson bought in Northumberland is now inhabited by their parents, Phil and Phillipa. Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. ...


The Newcastle Falcons' fitness trainer Steve Black has become particularly influential on Wilkinson's rugby career. Wilkinson has previously stated that he respects Black a great deal, and that Black taught him a lot about "values and ethics".[37]


Wilkinson says Richard Hill and Mike Catt are his closest friends in the England rugby set-up. In 2001, he also acknowledged his friendships with former hooker Phil Greening and winger Dan Luger to be similarly strong. Richard Hill (born 23 May 1973) is a rugby union footballer who plays at flanker for Saracens and England. ... Michael John Catt MBE (born 17 September 1971) is a South African-born English rugby union footballer who plays for London Irish, having previously played for Bath. ... Phil Greening (born 3 October 1975 in Gloucester) is a former English rugby union footballer. ... Born: 11th January 1975 Dan Luger is an English rugby union player, most famous for two things: Scoring a last minute try in an England versus Australia match. ...


In his life after rugby, Wilkinson has stated that he wishes to get more involved in coaching, especially children and at "an elite level".[38]


Wilkinson is widely known as a teetotaler, but broke that habit after England lost to South Africa in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final.[39] Teetotalism is the principle or practice of complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The England team collect their silver medals. ...


There are rumours that Wilkinson may be leaving his club, Newcastle Falcons after the departure of his good friend, and fitness coach Steve Black. He however dismissed the rumours saying "I love the way the club is heading and I love the clubs situation".


His former girlfriend is Sky Sports News presenter Di Stewart.[1] Sky Sports News (SSN) is a 24-hour sports news channel in the United Kingdom. ... Di Stewart (born January 18, 1979 in Salford, Greater Manchester) is an English television presenter. ...


Other

  • In December 2005, Wilkinson was awarded an honorary doctorate in Civil Law by Northumbria University.
  • He was the 2003 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
  • He was the 2003 International Rugby Board (IRB) International Player of the Year.
  • One of Wilkinson's heroes growing up was Walter Payton, the American Footballer.
  • Has the American basketball player Michael Jordan's autograph, addressed to 'Johnny' with an 'h'.
  • Wilkinson studied French, Biology and Chemistry for his A-levels.
  • Wilkinson has also made two DVDs: "Jonny Wilkinson: The Perfect 10" and "Jonny Wilkinson - The Real Story". They were both released in 2003, and feature footage of interviews with Wilkinson and people close to him, matches, media and clips of personal events.
  • He has endorsed Hackett, Travelex, Lucozade, the chemist Boots and adidas.
  • Although he is a generally left-footed kicker, he kicked the World Cup winning drop goal in 2003 with his right foot.
  • Jonny Wilkinson appeared with David Beckham in the infamous Kicking It ads for Adidas prior to the Rugby World Cup in 2003
  • In the 2006 Christmas themed novel 'It's Cold Outside' a whole chapter is dedicated to the Rugby World Cup Final punctuated with the infamous line 'Love You Jonny' in homage to the winning drop goal

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See also

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References

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  39. ^ Teetotal Wilkinson nursed Cup hangover. uk.reuters.com (October 22, 2007). Retrieved on October 22, 2007.

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Further reading

  • Wilkinson, Jonny, (2001, 2002). Lions and Falcons: My Diary of a Remarkable Year, Headline Book Publishing, (IBSN 0-7472-4243-7)
  • Wilkinson, Jonny, (2004). My World, Headline Book Publishing, (ISBN 0-7472-4276-3)
  • Wilkinson, Jonny, (2005). How to Play Rugby My Way, Headline Book Publishing, (IBSN 0-7553-1337-2)h

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Awards
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IRB International Player of the Year
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Wilkinson was educated at Pierrepont in Frensham and Lord Wandsworth College, playing rugby as a junior, he was talent-scouted by his school rugby coach.
Jonny Wilkinson grew up in Hampshire and developed a love of rugby early in life, participating in the sport from the age of just four years old, playing for Farnham RFC.
Wilkinson scored all 15 points as England beat New Zealand 15-13 in Wellington 2003 and was a major factor in their 25-14 win over Australia a week later.
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Jonny Peter Wilkinson was born on 25/5/79 in Surrey, and was inspired to play rugby by his father Phil, who himself played rugby from the age of 18 to 40.
Jonny was always sporty, he played both tennis and cricket for the Hampshire schools he attended before being chosen by the England rugby selectors for the English 18s Schools rugby tour of Australia in 1997.
Jonny Wilkinson, a fly-half for England Rugby Union and one of the most famous players in international professional rugby, was catapulted to stardom when his drop goal during extra time won England the World Cup in 2003.
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