Legendary England Rugby Team fly half Jonny Wilkinson has announced his retirement from all forms of the sport at the end of the season.
Wilkinson, who currently plays for Toulon in France, has two more matches to look forward to before he calls it a day with his team taking on Saracens FC in the Heineken Cup final before going up against Castres in the Top 14 the following weekend in what will be the last match of his playing career.
The former England fly half made 91 appearances for the national team with his extra time drop goal in the Rugby World Cup final in 2003 that won the trophy for England earning him legendary status.
Having made his debut for the Newcastle Falcons, Wilkinson played 12 years for the club before retiring from international rugby and the England Rugby Team to make a big money move to the south of France to Toulon.
Speaking about his retirement, Wilkinson stated that he has spent 17 years at the very top level of rugby and he felt that the time was right to call it a day and hang up his boots. He will join up with the back room staff at Toulon at the end of his playing days and he also took the opportunity to thank everyone who has been key figures in making him the player that he has been.
Wilkinson mentioned that all he wanted to do now was to focus on the final two games of the season and leave the game with his head held high and with a trophy in tow.
Jonny Wilkinson won three Six Nations Championships with the England Rugby Team apart from the 2003 Rugby World Cup and he retires with the second highest number of points in international rugby.