Jonny Wilkinson picks his dream 5-a-side rugby team - and includes himself, obviously - Ruck

Jonny Wilkinson picks his dream 5-a-side rugby team – and includes himself, obviously

Who else makes Wilkinson’s Power-rugby dream team?

It’s not particularly defensively-minded, but with the attacking talents on offer, we don’t think that matters much.

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Matt Giteau

Giteau is a former Australian professional rugby player, born on September 29, 1982, in Sydney, Australia. He primarily played as a fly-half or inside center and was known for his exceptional skills, versatility, and leadership qualities on the field. Giteau had a successful career that spanned over 15 years, representing both his country and various club teams.

Giteau made his international debut for Australia in 2002, at the age of 20, and went on to earn 103 caps for the Wallabies.


He played in three Rugby World Cup tournaments, in 2003, 2007, and 2015, and was a key contributor to Australia’s campaign in each of those competitions. Giteau was widely recognized for his playmaking abilities, intelligent decision-making, and accurate kicking.

At the club level, Giteau had stints with several renowned teams around the world, including the Brumbies in Super Rugby and Toulon in the French Top 14. He enjoyed great success with Toulon, helping the club win multiple domestic and European titles.

Giteau retired from professional rugby in 2019 and has since become involved in coaching and punditry, sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge with the next generation of players.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Matt Giteau of Australia celebrates victory after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)