"That thug" - Wallaby argues that Wilkinson should have been sent off in 2003 World Cup final - Ruck

“That thug” – Wallaby argues that Wilkinson should have been sent off in 2003 World Cup final

Matt Giteau recalls his memories of the 2003 RWC final against England in his home country.

The versatile back pinpoints a moment where eventual match-winner Jonny Wilkinson hit him with a interesting looking tackle by modern standards.

Wilkinson and Giteau played together at Toulon later in their careers.

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5 things you didn’t know about Jonny Wilkinson

#1. Sporting family

Wilkinson’s brother, Mark, was also a Newcastle player who made 16 appearances in the Premiership for the side between 2002 and 2005, predominantly as a centre. His father, Phil, was a rugby player and cricketer, and his mother, Philippa, played squash at county level.  His grandfather, Phil, also played football for Norwich.

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