England fans blamed Jonny Wilkinson for Harry Kane's penalty miss during World Cup  - Ruck

England fans blamed Jonny Wilkinson for Harry Kane’s penalty miss during World Cup 

England fans have pointed the finger at rugby legend Johnny Wilkinson for Harry Kane’s penalty miss against France in 2022, following the resurfacing of an old comedy sketch.

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The video, which recently gained traction on social media, shows Wilkinson advising Kane on penalty-taking, with an unexpected twist.

The unfortunate miss occurred as Kane sent the ball soaring over the crossbar, a rare blunder for the England captain known for his 84% penalty success rate.

Kane, who has a stellar record spanning a 13-year professional career, found himself outwitted by his Tottenham Hotspur teammate, French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

The comedy sketch, filmed for Sport Relief in 2018, features Wilkinson alongside comedian John Bishop. In the video, Wilkinson humorously instructs Kane to aim high and over the goal, referencing his own winning kick at the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

“That’s how you do it,” Wilkinson declares with satisfaction, leaving Kane puzzled as he responds, “You just put it over by a mile.” Wilkinson, undeterred, replies, “Yes, but that’s how I won a World Cup with England.”

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#15. Ben Ransom

  • Status : Retired
  • Clubs : Saracens, Bedford Blues, London Irish
  • International? Not even close.
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#14. Marland Yarde

  • Status : Active
  • Current club: Free agent
  • Clubs : London Irish, Harlequins, Sale Sharks
  • International? 13 caps for England.
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#13. Jamie Elliott

  • Status : Active
  • Current club: Bedford Blues
  • Clubs : Northampton Saints, Zebre
  • International? 5 caps for England U20.
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#12. Manu Tuilagi

  • Status : Active
  • Current club: Bayonne
  • Clubs : Leicester Tigers, Sale Sharks
  • International? Won 60 caps, appearing at three World Cup’s

#11. Charlie Walker

  • Status : Active
  • Current club: Ealing Trailfinders
  • Clubs : Harlequins, Esher, Zebre
  • International? England U20 and Sevens.
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