3. Competition winner
When former England centre Jeremy Guscott walked into the dressing room on the day of Wilkinson’s international debut, he thought the 18-year-old had won a competition to spend the day with the national team.
4. Treasured possesions
“The Roland piano and a couple of Fender guitars. They come with me because there’s no end to what you can do with them. If you put me in a room with a guitar, you won’t hear from me for weeks.”
Wilkinson married his girlfriend of eight years, scaffolding company heiress Shelley Jenkins, in a private ceremony at the town hall of the French resort of Bandol. Only two guests, one of them Wilkinson’s mother, were present at the ceremony officiated by Bandol mayor Christian Palix, who said that “both [are] viewed with great respect” in the community.
The couple met 15 years ago while she was working as a cocktail waitress in the Majorcan resort of Magaluf.