Jonathan Peter 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.
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About Jonny Wilkinson
English rugby star who played fly-half for Toulon and England's national team.
He found success at rugby, basketball, cricket and tennis in high school.
He helped England win the Rugby World Cup in 2003.
He was raised with a brother named Mark. He married Shelley Jenkins in 2013.
He became teammates with Mike Tindall on England's national rugby team.
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- Converts to Buddhism
- British and Irish Lions rugby union players from England
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