Jonny Wilkinson’s Dream Team Is Absolutely Class - Ruck

Jonny Wilkinson’s Dream Team Is Absolutely Class

Could you imagine having Jonah Lomu, Jason Robinson and Brian O’Driscoll all in the same team?`

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Well that’s what England legend Jonny Wilkinson has done in naming his all-time dream team. 

Wilkinson has named his Dream Team, made up of players he either played with or against throughout his remarkable career


The Newcastle Falcons and Toulon fly-half certainly earned his spot as one of the greatest players of all-time,, with his exploits in the game cementing his place in English sporting history.

His iconic last-gasp drop in extra time saw him clinch the win for England against Australia in the historic 2003 Rugby World Cup glory, inspiring a whole generation in that thrilling moment.

He’s also won an incredible number of awards and holds numerous world records, including the most drop goals in an international career (36).

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JONNY WILKINSON: DREAM TEAM

FRONT-ROW

1. Jason Leonard (England): He was seen by Wilkinson as “someone who inspired and brought energy to the game” with impact.

2. Keith Wood (Ireland): “You need someone here in this position who can bring you the set piece control but at the same time I think they need to be aggressive, be someone that runs hard, someone that doesn’t stop, never gives up.”

3. Craig Dowd (New Zealand): “As with all tight heads what you want is someone who doesn’t take no for an answer, someone who is maybe a little quieter but someone you just don’t mess with”

SECOND-ROW

4. Bakkies Botha (South Africa): “Someone incredibly fierce but very very down to earth” and “at times he’s exactly what a team needs.”

5. Martin Johnson (England): “intelligent, another massive leader, gets himself around the park. My captain”

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