04. July 2017 · Comments Off on JONNY WILKINSON WARNS LIONS OVER 2005 CHAOS · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , , ,

Jonny Wilkinson has referred to the disastrous 2005 British & Irish Lions tour under Clive Woodward as “chaos like I had never witnessed before” therefore warned the class of 2017 to be expectant of such beating by New Zealand if their previous mistakes repeat.


Jonny and co were trashed 3-0 in the Test series twelve years ago on a widely criticized tour that questioned the future of the Lions.

Woodward chose a bloated 44-man squad which included a number of England’s World Cup winners who were past their best and a 26-man support staff, with Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell included.

In addition, Woodward incited irrelevant division within the squad by dividing the Test and midweek sides.

After they have been trashed by the New Zealand Maori, the Lions lost their captain Brian O’Driscoll to a broken collarbone within a minute of the first Test in Christchurch after a spear tackle from TanaUmaga and KevenMealamu.

They lost the match 21-3 before losing the series to a Dan Carter master class in Wellington – going down 48-18. More »

25. May 2017 · Comments Off on England Hopeful To Win 2019 World Cup · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , , ,

Jonny Wilkinson believes that the tough pool of England will only serve to increase their possibilities of winning the World Cup 2019 in Japan.

The team admits that having Argentina and France in the same pool, with the second-best Oceania qualifier and North and South America qualifier mean England have to have a flying start if they are going to win the tournament – the team will have to play a high level of rugby right from the start, which might benefit them as it progresses.

Wilkinson spoke on the behalf of Land Rover and said, “I am certain that it will be called as the ‘Pool of Death’ and this pool is tough-looking, but the team have two years of time until the tournament begin and we will use this time to target the first game.” More »

01. May 2017 · Comments Off on Wilkinson, Check Game Before Selecting Captain · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson considers that Warren Gatland should hold off the process of selecting his Irish and British Lions Test captain.


He believes that they hold of the selection process should be done until the week of the first Test, which is going to take place in Auckland on 24 June.

In the recent week, the captaincy has been the matter of speculation with Alun Wyn Jones, Owen Farrell and Sam Warburton, the front runners to be awarded the honor for the three-Test series which is going to take place against the team of New Zealand.

The name of the squad is expected to be declared on April 19, and after that Gatland will have to take a decision on the name of the captain.

However, Wilkinson has requested Gatland to appoint a leadership group and name a tour captain before. Then getting settled on the name of the test captain. More »

12. March 2017 · Comments Off on FARRELL CAN EMULATE WILKINSON – SIR CLIVE WOODWARD · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , , , ,

World Cup winning Coach Sir Clive Woodward is backing English star Owen Farrell to emulate the achievements of Jonny Wilkinson – former England fly-half – or even surpass them and lead the country to glory.


In 1998, Woodward had given Wilkinson his England debut. Wilkinson went on to participate in the World Cup final against Australia where he kicked the winning drop goal for England in 2003.

Under Eddie Jones, Farrell, 25, has been a key player in England’s 16 game winning run where he featured at the inside-centre. This thus allows George Ford to play at fly-half.

Farrell who plays at club level for Saracens as a fly-half won his 50th cap on Sunday against Italy. He is already being compared with 91-time capped Wilkinson by Woodward. More »

14. December 2016 · Comments Off on WILKINSON WAS THE LAST WORLD-CLASS ENGLAND PLAYER – EDDIE JONES · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , , , ,

Ever since after Jonny Wilkinson, there has been no other player capable of meeting that World Class status at England, Eddie Jones, England’s coach believes. However, he hopes that this could change very soon.


Jones believes that a number of players in his current squad may soon reach that heralded status.

England who had been on an 11 game winning streak since the takeover of Jones as coach, faced Argentine, defeating their opponents at the Twickenham last Saturday, and thus extending their winning streak to 13 games.

Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola and George Ford, who had all started in the game against Pumas had played some sensational game and were pushing hard to be included in a global XV.

Jones, while speaking before the game against the Pumas had said,

“If you look at the record of English rugby since 2003, there’s only been one world-class player produced and that’s Jonny Wilkinson,”

He also added that a number of his players were on the move towards the world class area. More »

12. August 2016 · Comments Off on Jonny Wilkinson Aids Eddie For England Coaching · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , , , ,

For those who have been fans of Jonny Wilkinson would probably remember the good days when he played on the field.

Many feel that he would surely make a great comeback as a coach or to be part of the coaching team of England. Eddie Jones might be able to make use of his talents and experience. However, club level playing is something that Jonny Wilkinson needs to build upon. It would certainly help him substantiate his talents and experience if he wishes to get on the coaching team of England.

The matter was being discussed as the Six Nations campaign was coming up on February 6th. Wilkinson was being talked about assisting the country’s squad. The forthcoming championship stressed the need to have someone as capable as Jonny to aid Eddie. It is also not to be missed that the final years that Wilkinson spent at Toulon he was a player coach for the team. There was an encounter between Wilkinson and Eddie at Waitrose which might be called as a chance encounter or not so much by others who think that the meeting was planned. More »