Legend Jonny Wilkinson ranks his five toughest opponents - Ruck

Legend Jonny Wilkinson ranks his five toughest opponents


RUCK takes a look at who legendary Jonny Wilkinson has selected as the toughest opponents from his incredible rugby career.

The legendary flanker, who won a 97 caps for England and the British & Irish Lions between 1998 and 2011, went toe-to-toe with some of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of boots during his stellar career.

Sourcing several Q&A’s from down the years, including his dream team for Sky Sports, here is his top five:

DID YOU KNOW? Wilkinson followed Buddhist principles and teachings to help control his perfectionist tendencies, according to an interview he gave with The Times newspaper in 2009

5. Jonah Lomu (New Zealand)

WILKINSON SAID: “One of the most recognisable characters in World Rugby and a man who sparked fear in the eyes of opposition defences. The guy is quite a remarkable rugby legend and deserves to be so. No list would be complete without him.”

DID YOU KNOW? Lomu scored seven tries during the 1995 World Cup and added a further eight in 1999

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