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Jonny Wilkinson lined up for Rugby World Cup coaching role – and not by England

France are considering a move to add England legend Jonny Wilkinson to their coaching team ahead of their home Rugby World Cup in 2023.

The 43-year-old set new standards in terms of dedication during his career with an almost obsessive pursuit of perfection.

His finest hour, of course, came in 2003, when he slotted the drop goal that won the World Cup.

The fact he landed it with his weaker right foot speaks volumes for his hours and hours of diligent practice. Bowed out on a high, earning two more trophies with Toulon.

Wilkinson, who worked with England during their run to the 2019 showpiece final, is well respected across the channel with Toulon, and already has a firm grasp on the language.

He’d become the second Englishman on the Les Bleus coaching staff after highly-regarded defence maestro Shaun Edwards join on a long-term deal from Wales.

RUCK sources indicate that talks are in their infancy, but Wilkinson would be open to a short-term role.

He would join the camp next summer to work with the likes of Romain Ntamack to try and give the tournament hosts the edge..


Jonny Wilkinson Has Been Voted The Greatest Ever Rugby Player In History

England legend Jonny Wilkinson has been voted as the rugby’s greatest ever rugby player after a survey was conducted with more than 1000 fans participated. 

Forever remembered as the man whose last-gasp drop-goal won England the Rugby World Cup by edging past the hosts in Australia in 2003.

That moment is just one highlight of a record-breaking career that has seen Wilkinson rise to one of the sport’s all-time greats.

England won 67 of the 91 games Wilkinson played in with h1im scoring an outstanding total of 1,179 points. He also holds the Rugby World Cup points record with 277.

Within the top 20 players voted by the fans, New Zealand have the most representatives with five, including the likes of Dan Carter, Richie McCaw and Zinzan Brooke.

The only player to make the list from the amateur era is Wales best ever player, and arguably the best scrum-half of all-time, Gareth Edwards.

Here is the list of the top 20 greatest ever rugby players voted by fans:

Greatest Ever Rugby Player: Top 20

20. Sergio Parisse (Italy)

19. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)

18. Jason Leonard (England)

17. Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)

16. Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand)

15. Lawrence Dallaglio (England)