Give England’s 2003 World Cup Hero a well earned pat on the back
When England expected, Wilkinson delivered. His victorious kick in the last minute of extra time in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Finals in has become the stuff of legend. A regular member of the British Lions, Wilkinson’s left foot has become one of the most dependable weapons in world sport.
1979: Born in Frimley, Surrey
1995: Selected for England Under 16 squad
1998: Joins Newcastle Falcons as inside centre
Earns first England cap against Scotland
2003: Helps England win the 6 nations Grand slam
Scores last minute try against Australia to win World Cup
2004: Youngest rugby player to be awarded an MBE
2007: Scores 35 points in one game – against Italy
2008: Scores his 1000th test point for England
Jonny in Trafalgar Square
Jonny got a well deserved place on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square ahead of the World Cup final in Paris.