"I can’t just pick one." - Jonny Wilkinson names Sexton amongst top six fly-halves - Page 2 of 3 - Ruck

“I can’t just pick one.” – Jonny Wilkinson names Sexton amongst top six fly-halves

#3. Joel Stransky (South Africa)

Fly-half Stransky cemented his place in the hearts and minds of the nation by kicking the drop goal that saw South Africa claim the sport’s biggest prize in 1995. He also wrote his name in the history books in the opening match of the tournament when he became the first Springbok to score a try, a conversion, a penalty and a drop goal in the same game – a 27-18 win over defending champions, Australia.

Did you know: He is of English and Czech descent and Jewish on his father’s side

#4. Stephen Larkham (Australia)

While we in England will never tire of Wilkinson’s drop goal in the 2003 World Cup Final, Aussie nostalgia freaks prefer Larkham’s 48-metre effort against South Africa in the 1999 semi-final. A converted full back whose kicking was supposedly so errant that a triumphant TV ad poked self-mocking fun at it, Larkham celebrated his World Cup success by having laser treatment to correct his dodgy vision. 

Did you know: Larkham was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2012


%d bloggers like this: