Some Jonny Loving

28 02 2011

For those of you who feel we have been a little lax on any Jonny loving lately, you, similarly to the entire Twickenham crowd who roared so loudly upon his arrival, could do with reading Ian Chadband’s piece in the Daily Telegraph.

It carries this delightful little story at the end of the piece reproduced below:

For Wilkinson still carries an aura. To foe and friend alike. Ashton, admitting how the man had lived up to the legend he had always imagined, was left astonished in training last week when, defending against a Wilkinson chip, the flat crossfield kick floated fractionally over his head and inch-perfect into the path of Delon Armitage for a try. “Never seen anything like it before,” reckoned Ashton,.

Even Wilkinson could not resist a smile. “I should have told Chris it was just luck, which some of it was, but instead I played the big man and said ‘Yeah, that’s what hours of training do for you!’ ” Great stuff.

Because, of course, the modest Wilkinson does not have to play at being the big man. He still is the big man.

For the full piece click here.

For those of you who can’t understand the Jonny loving I’m afraid you’re going to have to grin and bear it. It’s not going away any time soon…

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3 responses

28 02 2011
Ben Palmer

Jonny Wilkinson: The biggest man there’s ever been! Should have been granted an instant knighthood upon his return from Australia in 2003 – l.e.g.e.n.d.

28 02 2011
Jonathan

I am in no way ashamed to admit my man love for JW.

The lad is a legend, and it continues to grow with each game: THE tackle he made at the death against Italy, the kick and more against France. Fabulous stuff!

1 03 2011
Brian Carpenter

As I’ve said before on here, anyone (usually from New Zealand or Wales in my experience) who cares to try to claim that he was never any good and that England have always been ‘boring’ or ‘stodgy’ or ‘forward-dominated’ is clearly an idiot.

The best of the best of the best of the best.

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