We re-live when England’s greatest 10 led them to a victory over New Zealand
After a glorious break from James Simpson-Daniel the ball comes back to Jonny Wilkinson who takes it on his own with a plumb chip over the New Zealand defence to then sprint through and bring it down beneath the posts.
England won the game 31-28 and then went on to beat New Zealand in Wellington in June 2003 by 15 points to 13.
5 Players Who Have Been Dubbed the Next Jonny Wilkinson
Too often in rugby, phrases are thrown around that are ludicrous.
“That player is the next Jonny Wilkinson,” is such a phrase.
New players coming into the game have to develop their own identity and comparing one footballer to another is rarely an accurate task.
Today we’ll take a look at some players who have been branded with the impossible—becoming the next Jonny Wilkinson.
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1. Toby Flood
To make matters worse, Flood was coached by the England star as a schoolboy. He then emerged as a hot prospect at Newcastle Falcons, taking the number 10 shirt during one of Wilkinson’s long injury lay-offs before also breaking into the England set-up. This was always going to lead to lazy comparisons. Moving to Leicester in 2008 helped him forge his own identity, however, he never really escaped Wilkinson’s sizable shadow.