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RANKED! The 5 best England players of the professional era…

1. JONNY WILKINSON

In some ways, you could argue Wilkinson has been the epitome of the professional era. He has set new standards in terms of dedication and an almost obsessive pursuit of perfection.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 19: Jonny Wilkinson of England looks on during the Cook Cup Test Match between the Australian Wallabies and England at ANZ Stadium on June 19, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

He’s also been one of the great match winners of the era and one of the game’s greatest ever accumulators of points.

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.

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