“Fine wine” – England legend Jonny Wilkinson’s physique at 43 is incredible - Ruck

“Fine wine” – England legend Jonny Wilkinson’s physique at 43 is incredible

Admit it, you’d probably appreciate resembling Jonny Wilkinson when you reach the age of 43.

He has undeniably relished the liberty of no longer being obligated to make pressure kicks since retiring from professional rugby in 2014.

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The former Newcastle and Toulon fly-half went viral after a 2022 picture of his ripped physique emerged on social media – and the Englishmen, by several people’s own admission, has put a lot of people to ‘shame’.

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 & Irish Lions, in 2001 to Australia and 2005 to New Zealand, winning 6 caps for the famous touring side.

Wilkinson looking in fine shape:

Wilkinson opened up on mental health battle during appearance on Bear Grylls.

Tasks included climbing 40 metres up

a sheer cliff face and crossing ice cold rivers to see how far he could push his physical and mental limits.

Grylls also taught Wilkinson, who kicked the winning drop goal in England’s historic World Cup win back in 2003, some of the kay basics to ensure survival if lost on remote terrain like that of Dartmoor.

5 more retired rugby players who are in the shape of their life

These retired rugby players put us 20- and 30-somethings to shame when it comes to fitness.

1. Jonathan Davies – 58

Less Guinness and more hard work has seen the former Wales star transform himself during lockdown. He looks incredible!