Wilkinson Played For England In Matches Against Australia The United States And

Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson


Wilkinson rose to acclaim from 2001 to 2003, before and during the 2003 Rugby World Cup and was acknowledged as one of the world’s best rugby union players. He became a fixture in a side that went on to win the 1997-98 Allied Dunbar Premiership title. 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 played for England in matches against Australia, the United States and Canada as the 1999 Rugby World Cup approached. England lost the match by 44-21 and exited the tournament. Wilkinson then toured South Africa with England in June 2000, kicking all of the points in their 27-22 win in Bloemfontein.

Jonny Wilkinson England Won The Championship However They Missed A Grand Slam After Losing

Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson


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. At the age of twelve, while at Pierrepont School, Frensham, Wilkinson told his rugby master “I want to play for England, that’s all I want”. By March 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 4 April 1998; he was only 18. 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 became a fixture in the England team, and started in all their matches in the 1999 Five Nations. England won the championship, however they missed a grand slam after losing their final match against Scotland. 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.