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Jonny Wilkinson


British rugby star who performed fly-half for Toulon and England’s nationwide team. He discovered achievement at rugby, golf ball, cricket and rugby in senior high school. He helped Britain earn the Rugby Globe Glass in 2003. He grew up with a sibling named Tag. He wedded Shelley Jenkins in 2013. He became teammates with Mike Tindall on England’s nationwide rugby team.

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Full Name Jonny Wilkinson
Date Of Birth May 25, 1979
Place Of Birth Frimley, England
Height 1.78 m
Weight 89 kg
Profession Rugby Player
Education Durham University, Lord Wandsworth College
Nationality English
Spouse Shelley Jenkins
Parents Phil Wilkinson, Philipa Wilkinson
Siblings Mark Wilkinson
Awards BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
Nominations Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year
Star Sign Gemini

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1He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Rugby Union.
2He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his service to Rugby Union. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland, England.
3Currently playing for Toulon in the French Top 14 competition. [August 2009]
4On the road back from a groin injury. Playing for the Newcastle Falcons in England. [May 2006]
5Currently in Australia with the England Team for Rugby World Cup 2003. [October 2003]
6Hexham, Northumberland, England [July 2008]
7Son of Phil Wilkinson and Philippa Wilkinson of Corbridge, Northumberland, England. Brother of Mark Wilkinson.
8He was awarded the 2003 International Rugby Board (IRB) International Player of the Year.
9He was awarded the 2003 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
10He made his debut for the English rugby team at the age of 18.
11He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's New Years Honours List and the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Rugby.
12He capped a brilliant 2003 for England by kicking the drop goal that won the World Cup for England, beating great rivals Australia in Australia on November 22nd 2003.



Beyond the Tryline2016DocumentaryJonny Wilkinson
Pacific Warriors2015DocumentaryHimself
Building Jerusalem2015DocumentaryHimself
Sport Relief 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Blue Peter at 502008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The One Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
The National Television Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
The Money Programme2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Parkinson2004TV SeriesHimself
BBC World News2003TV SeriesHimself
Real Stories2003TV Series documentary

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The Shot That Shook the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Ads2000TV Special

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1"Playing up in Newcastle you quickly gauge the importance of sport. And certainly in England it's clear that football is so important. There's no doubt that the guy's got to have something special to get through all that intrusion to perform every week like that, so I'm more than happy to be labelled with that tag." - on being called 'The Michael Owen of Rugby'
2When I'm practising my mind actually tries to put me off by telling me to look at some guy who's walking his dog behind the pitch. Just as I am trying to kick, my mind is sort of trying to put me off! I think I might have a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde character trait.
3The longest kick he's ever done - "I had one in Newcastle five or six yards behind halfway against the breeze, which was a good one for me. But I suppose my longest international one was against Australia in November, two or three yards behind halfway."
4It's been an amazing week and a half, but I'm missing the team environment" - receiving his MBE Insignia
5I've been sat there staring at Boris Becker, one of my heroes, for half the evening" - winning the BBC Sports Personality Award 2003

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