Jonny Wilkinson rugby player
Jonny Wilkinson rugby player

Jonny Wilkinson

25th May 1979 1.78m/89kg Fly Half

Learning how to win ugly a sign of England’s progress – Ben Earl

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England edged out Samoa to continue their unbeaten record at the World Cup.   Ben Earl admits memories of August’s shock defeat by Fiji flashed through England’s minds against Samoa...

ENG eve of match (v SAM): Harrison, Cole, Marchant

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from England scrum coach Tom Harrison, prop Dan Cole and winger Joe Marchant ahead of the Pool D match with Samoa on Saturday, 7 October. Tom Harrison, scrum coach On Jack Willis being...

George Ford and Owen Farrell reunited – England v Samoa talking points

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ford and Farrell are starting together for the first time since the 2021 Six Nations. Samoa may have endured a disappointing World Cup that is almost certain to result in group-stage elimination but they...

Match Preview: England v Samoa

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s all about Samoa in Lille. England will finish first in Pool D and have qualified for the quarter-finals whatever the result here.  Not that England are taking any chances. Head coach Steve...

England side to face Samoa in Lille

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wholesale changes have been made to the side that beat Chile 71-0, with Owen Farrell the only player from that fixture returning to the starting XV. The captain moves to the inside centre position, while...

On This Day in 2011 – Two England coaches suspended over ball-switching saga

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kicking coach Dave Alred and fitness specialist Paul Stridgeon were found to have illegally switched balls during England’s 67-3 triumph over Romania on this day in 2011. The pair were duly suspended...

McAlister's Magic: Reliving His Greatest Moments

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

From the most conversions by an All Black on his test debut to a premier play maker in France, Luke McAlister looks back at the greatest moments of his career, including his kicking duel against Jonny...

Joe Marler says England more interested in winning than playing with ‘finesse’

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Marler has invoked England’s 2003 World Cup heroes in his belief that winning ugly is to be applauded if it results in success. England have taken a stranglehold on Pool D after delivering comprehensive...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: England v Japan

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Veteran Michael Leitch will become Japan’s most capped Rugby World Cup player when he runs onto the pitch at Stade de Nice for his 15th tournament match on Sunday.   He is one of 13 survivors...

In Numbers: All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the tenth edition of the Rugby World Cup set to kick off in France on Saturday morning (NZT), catch up on the key numbers and stats from the All Blacks in the history of the tournament.   3: The...