Yesterday, we had Nigel Owens picking his dream team, and now England legend Jonny Wilkinson has put his neck on the selection block.
He will forever be remembered as the man who kicked England to Rugby World Cup glory in Australia in 2003 – slotting a last-gasp drop goal in extra-time to edge out the hosts in a thrilling tournament finale.
Regularly a left-footer, the talented fly-half slotted that memorable kick with his right foot to cement his place in English sporting history. 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.
The 97-cap fly-half has picked his dream team of players he faced on the international stage, meaning no Englishmen feature in his selection.
Fullback: Serge Blanco – France: He typified French rugby at its best with his audacity, ambition and flair. He was most famous for his scintillating counter-attacks, frequently running the ball out of seemingly impossible situations.”
Wing: Christophe Dominici – France: “His opportunism, his flair, his game reading, his sheer explosivity to really change a game is something that sticks in my memory”
Wing: Jonah Lomu – New Zealand: “The guy is quite a remarkable rugby legend and deserves to be so. No Rugby World cup team would be complete without him.”