06. June 2016 · Comments Off on Jonny Wilkinson And His Illuminated Career · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , ,

Some players single handedly determine the fate of their rugby team and one such example is Jonny Wilkinson.


Over the years he has proved to be one of the prominent players for England’s team. In the rugby final he helped the country get victory over France with a score like 24-7. The game had been played in bad weather conditions, but even then he acted as the pivotal figure that helped the country gain maximum points. He helped the country land drop goals as well as five penalties.

As he retired from the world of international rugby, you might want to look back at his career of this man who started to play with Newcastle. Wilkinson played for the under 21 team and was part of the team that beat the likes of Wales, France and New Zealand. He was a substitute for England by the time he was eighteen in the match against Scotland that the team played in the Five Nations tournament. He helped England win against Scotland in Five Nations for the Calcutta Cup. He obtained an individual record as he scored 35 points when he played for England in the match against Italy as part of the Six Nations tournament. More »

28. January 2016 · Comments Off on Jones wants Wilkinson on his Coaching Staff · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , ,

Eddie Jones, the head coach of the England national rugby, wants England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson to be a part of his coaching squad after he met him in the supermarket. However, Jonny is yet to receive that invitation.

Jonny Wilkinson

Wilkinson won ninety-one caps for the national team. He is England’s leading points scorer and is one of only five men to score one-thousand points in international rugby union, with his total of 1246 second only to Dan Carter of New Zealand.  In the 2003 World Cup final, Wilkinson’s late drop-goal managed to secure a win over England. More »

10. May 2015 · Comments Off on Jonny Wilkinson talks about retired life · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , ,

England’s Rugby World Cup winning hero Jonny Wilkinson may have hang up his boots and retired from competitive rugby but he remains as intense as ever even today. He sat down for an interview with an English media outlet recently where he spilled the beans on everything.

He said that he has had a few previous thoughts about retirement, adding that he thought about it really hard once in October 2012 when he retired from the England national team. He mentioned that it was a painful moment for him to announce the end of his England career and he contemplated hanging up his boots for good.

According to Wilkinson, he was agonising so hard that now when he looks back, he thinks that there should not have been any agony. He added that if there is agony, then the head is trying to tell something that the heard doesn’t want.

However, by the following February, he knew it was time to give it a go again. He wanted to have another season with Toulon, which would be starting in autumn 2013 and the moment the season kicked off, he knew it was going to be his last season as a professional.

Jonny Wilkinson said that he decided to retire when he realised that he was asking too many questions of himself, when he realised that his heart was dropping out of it and his head was taking over. More »

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07. March 2015 · Comments Off on Jonny Wilkinson Participates In Rugby Skills Program As Sky Academy Ambassador · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , , , ,

New Sky Academy Ambassador & rugby great Jonny Wilkinson recently participated in rugby skills program that was meant to inspire little students in exploring their rugby skills. The skill session was an initiative by Sky Academy and was hosted at Guildford County School.

It was Jonny’s maiden visit to the skill session as the new Sky Academy Ambassador where he met more than thirty eager students who were greatly benefited from participating in the Sky Sports Living for Sport. He was accompanied by mentors from Sky Sports Living for Sport Athlete, Rugby World Cup hero Maggie Alphonsi & GB Brown, captain of GB National Wheelchair Rugby squad. Brown held a practical session named “Six Keys to Success” that was themed around life skills & athletes identified them as helping aide in successful sports stories.

The Guildford County School students had this great opportunity to listen to Jonny as the rugby great went on to share his own personal experiences regarding life skills collected through sport & how those have assisted him both off & on the pitch. More »