"Second was never an option" - Jonny Wilkinson asked who were his toughest opponents - Ruck

“Second was never an option” – Jonny Wilkinson asked who were his toughest opponents

England legend and Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson was asked to name his five toughest opponents from his incredible rugby career.

Only Dan Carter has scored more in Test rugby, with Wilkinson having garnered 1,246 during his 97 caps for England and the Lions. His finest hour, of course, came in 2003, when he slotted the drop goal that won the World Cup.

The fact he landed it with his weaker right foot speaks volumes for his hours and hours of diligent practice. Bowed out on a high, earning two more trophies with Toulon.

Check out his selection of toughest opponents below:

Jonny Wilkinson: Toughest opponent

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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