"Remarkable" - Jonny Wilkinson didn’t hesitate when naming his ‘five’ toughest rugby opponents - Ruck

“Remarkable” – Jonny Wilkinson didn’t hesitate when naming his ‘five’ toughest rugby opponents

England legend and Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson has ranked his five toughest opponents from his incredible rugby career.

His illustrious career saw him represent England internationally and achieve remarkable success. One of his crowning achievements came in 2003 when he famously kicked the drop goal that secured England’s victory in the Rugby World Cup, a moment etched in rugby history.

Wilkinson’s exceptional skills weren’t limited to his kicking prowess; his tactical astuteness and leadership qualities made him a formidable force on the field. His commitment to self-improvement and meticulous preparation set him apart as a role model for aspiring athletes worldwide.

Despite facing numerous injuries throughout his career, Wilkinson displayed unwavering determination, continually striving for excellence. His resilience and dedication earned him the admiration of fans and peers alike, solidifying his status as one of rugby’s greatest ever players.

Check out his five toughest opponents below.

5. Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)

A veteran of four World Cups, Brian O’Driscoll made a name for himself on the World Stage for his unwavering consistency in defence and dazzling skills in attack.

O’Driscoll is the all-time Irish try scorer and has led his country more times than any other player.

Wilkinson said: “The ability to change the game in a second, a heartbeat, with his movement, with his skill, his game reading but also his leadership.”