Jonny Wilkinson Reveals His Top Five Fly-Halves in Rugby History - Ruck

Jonny Wilkinson Reveals His Top Five Fly-Halves in Rugby History

When picking his all-time dream team of players he’s played with or against, England legend Jonny Wilkinson listed his five favourite fly-halves from down the years.

The iconic fly-half played a pivotal role in England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup triumph, securing his status as one of the sport’s greatest. Post-retirement, Wilkinson has embraced coaching and philanthropy.

Wilkinson, born on May 25, 1979, is a retired English rugby legend renowned for his precision and dedication.

“This is the key position for any World Cup winning team,” revealed Wilkinson

“You need guys that are going to lead and continue to do so right to the final seconds when it gets very, very tough.

“I can’t just pick one.”

The group boasts four Rugby World Cup winners, and between them the five have amassed 553 points.

Each individual played their part in their countries’ successes and all possessed the qualities to take the pivotal spot in the team.

1. Michael Lynagh (Australia)

For a decade from his debut in 1984 to his international retirement in 1995, former Wallaby Skipper Lynagh was one of the most distinguishable players in World Rugby.

After 72 internationals, he had set a new point-scoring record of 911, which is still an Australia record. He was an important member of the side that won the 1991 World Cup in England, but retired from International Rugby after Australia’s loss to England in the quarter-final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Did you know: His son, Louis Lynagh, currently plays for Harlequins academy and has represented England U18