Sad news for rugby fans. Jonny Wilkinson has retired from international rugby. This news comes after a turbulent time for the England team, a time that has seen Martin Johnson resign, the team itself has come under severe scrutiny for the way they conducted themselves in New Zealand.
Although he suffered a difficult time in the World Cup this year, missing quite a fe drop kicks and conversions, he remained steadfast in keeping the team together. Without him I’m sure the team would have crumbled a lot quicker.
Despite often courting with injury he still has an amazing record and can be found at number two on the all-times-list, second only to phenomenal New Zealand player Dan Carter.
I know my friend will miss him from international rugby. She’s obsessed with the sport and a little bit obsessed with him. It’s a shame that whatever sporting venture our country takes on, if we don’t win there’s always a scandal to be had once they get home.