#2. Jonny Wilkinson (England)
Woodward said: “Jonny was special and he scared the opposition. Everyone has to pat him on the back.”
“The way he defended and attacked, he was a very special player,” added Woodward, who handed Wilkinson his England debut in 1998.
“All of us involved in that team [in 2003] just felt very lucky and privileged to have had him around at that time.
“He would have taken the decision to retire very seriously but he will still be playing for Toulon, and he has been playing very well for Toulon.
“I’d just like to say well done to him. He has done so much for not just English rugby but also world rugby on the field, and especially off the field.”