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Friday, May 28, 2010

Quick fire questions with Jonny Wilkinson

Quick fire questions with Jonny Wilkinson

There was an injury scare for England and Jonny Wilkinson last weekend when Toulon played Cardiff Blues in the Challenge Cup final. Wilkinson picked up a back strain, but hes since been passed fit and will be fully recovered for Englands tour of Australia. Here are a few quick fire questions with the man himself.

Wilkinson was in doubt for the tour after he picked up the injury while making a jinking run in Marseilles, sparking fears that he would miss the important tour down under.

A scan revealed that he had not suffered what was thought to be a broken rib, but in fact only has a bruised back so will make the tour to Australia and New Zealand. He has been ruled out of contact for two weeks though, so will miss Englands game this weekend, against the Barbarians, as well as their fixture against the Australian Barbarians.

"Jonny Wilkinson has been reviewed by his club medical team and an x-ray has shown there is no break to his rib but there is soft tissue damage," the England Rugby Football Union stated.

"He will meet up with the England squad on Saturday as scheduled after receiving further treatment from his club. He will then be assessed and reviewed by the England medical team before agreeing a course of treatment and rehabilitation."

Captain Lewis Moody said: "Jonny is one of those guys who plays through most injuries and knocks and battles on."

Wilkinson, who is a Gillette Ambassador, took time out to answer these amusing quick fire questions recently. He reveals his cooking secrets, would like Macaulay Culkin to play him in a movie, and confesses to a love of American Football.

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Posted by Rugbydump at 10:35 am | View Comments (14)

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Flinto May 28, 2010 8:41 am

Relieved to hear that.

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Anonymous May 28, 2010 8:52 am

haha he was trying so hard not to say feces at the end.

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jimmymc May 28, 2010 11:22 am

what a top lad.
does anyone else think he looks/sounds battered? looks/sounds like hes been in a car accident!

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Jonny Wilkinson May 28, 2010 2:11 pm

I must rush out and purchase some more GILETTE shaving gear, moisturiser, deodouriser and body spray. It will do loads for my monotone voice, and lack of humour.

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uno May 28, 2010 10:36 pm

He seems like the life of the party.

Talented player though.

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Juggernauter May 29, 2010 12:08 am

Seems like someone was pointing a gun at him off camera.

Top bloke anyway and great player, but it's about time he steps aside and let Geraghty and Ciprianni wear the no. 10.

BTW, is anybody else sick of Clermont v Perpignan matches? they play a zillion times a year.

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3/4 centre May 29, 2010 12:20 am

it's only the third time this year they play against each other... like in every top14 final, it is the third game between the finalists!

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Anonymous May 29, 2010 9:54 am

its good to see that johnnys enjoying his time in france and loving his time.
such a funny guy that doesnt play rugby for the fat pay check.
selfish guy only cares about himself hence why he didnt say goodbye to the fans that loved him for years at newcastle think the word coward would be a little harsh

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Anonymous May 29, 2010 10:50 am

Toulon for loads of cash or Newcastle with not much...

Get real dude ^^^

Yes it is true that he does not have much of a sence of humour, but you might be surprised to know that it is hard to be funny in front of the camera when you are probably exausted from all the physical work.
I do not support England but i still show respect for players that have been through as much as he has.

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Shaft May 29, 2010 1:49 pm

At the end of the day, he's an england and rugby legend who has won a world cup and when fit, consistently been in the top 3 fly halfs in world rugby. That's something worth respecting imo.

He may not be the most mouthy guy ever, as some of you eluded to, but I'd rather have a player like that than one like Cipriani or Henson who finds himself in the tabloids for the wrong reasons. Considering the pressure and media attention over the years, Jonny has shown his class throughout.

On the field, he's also played a huge role in Toulon's resurgence, so I don't think that should be underestimated.

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Juggernauter May 29, 2010 3:54 pm


Don't spaek about Cipriani if you don't know the facts. All that tabloid - image was created by the media and in fact Cips has an incredible work etic and will come back from Melbourne a crack of a player, to retain the english 10 form nay years.

Not the same can be said about Henson sadly

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Anonymous May 30, 2010 12:42 am

how can he even compare rugby to american ''im a pussy coz i wear a helmet and thick shoulder pads and wear tights'' football?

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Gary May 30, 2010 10:29 am

Give the guy a break, try being funny when asked "what do you have in your kit bag" and "name five brown things"

As for Newcastle, the guy gave away the best years of his career to a team that couldn't win anything, when Toby Flood and Matthew Tait left what was there left? For a guy who was at one time the best rugby player in the world to come away with little from a domestic career isn't on, he had to move.

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Shaft May 30, 2010 7:33 pm

Juggernauter, my point was simply that Wilkinson, a player who has captured the imagination of the entire world for his play ON the field, has managed to keep himself clean cut and out of the spotlight. The fact that the media haven't been able to turn his life into tabloid fodder is testament to the way he leads it. He could very easily have been sucked in and exploited, as some others perhaps have been. The fact that he hasn't, I think deserves some credit.

It's been proven with film stars etc - if you don't want to be paparazzi-fied, you don't have to be. With a few sensible choices, you can remain free of that, which imo, Wilkinson has done.

I still think he's a better player than Cipriani anyway. Unfortunately, in some ways. Cirpriani has such huge potential but hasn't delivered fully, yet. Hopefully he will in time.

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