Jonny Wilkinson Then Participated In Englands Tour Of Hell In June 1998 That

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. Jonny Wilkinson can play fly-half and centre. Wilkinson has one of the biggest kicks in the game either out of hand or off the tee. Wilkinson started his career at Newcastle School of Rugby as an inside centre, competing for a place with international veterans such as Inga Tuigamala, and British Lion Alan Tait. 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 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.