England Rugby legend Wilkinson to retire

Former England Rugby star Jonny Wilkinson is set to hang up his boots at the end of the season, bringing the curtains down on one of the most glorious careers for the national team.

The Toulon player has announced that he will retire from all forms of rugby after Toulon finish their season with their remaining two matches in the Heineken Cup final against Saracens FC and in the Top 14 against Castres.

The legendary England fly half made 91 appearances for the national team and is perhaps best remembered for the drop goal that won the country the Rugby World Cup in 2003.
Wilkinson stated that he would like to focus all his energy on the final two games of the season now and wants to give them team his all in his last two matches for them and lead them to triumph.

The fly half added that it goes without saying that there are a lot of people he needs to thank, both in France and England Rugby and he knows without the support of these people, he would not have half the career he has had.
He admitted that no words can describe how he feels at the moment and he wanted to thank everyone for the support he has received for the last 17 years.

Wilkinson will join up with the support staff at Toulon once his playing days are over and he retires after scoring a massive 1,246 points in international level, a feat second only to New Zealand legend Dan Carter.

The Englishman, who spent twelve years at the Newcastle Falcons before moving to France, also won three Six Nations Championships with the England Rugby Team apart from that famous extra time drop goal that cemented his legacy in the folklore of English rugby.