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PostSubject: wilko retires from internationals   wilko retires from internationals Icon_minitimeTue Dec 13, 2011 11:40 pm

http://planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3556_7373151,00.html

what a great player whose career was marred by injury and then by immature money grubbing team mates at the last WC

helped steer England to WC finals in 2003 and 2007.

hows this for a stat?
wilko played the AB's 5 times and won 3 of them. who can claim to have a 60% winning ratio vs the AB's.
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PostSubject: Re: wilko retires from internationals   wilko retires from internationals Icon_minitimeTue Dec 13, 2011 11:57 pm

best game i watched him play other than his WC win was in Wellington, NZ
playing the AB's in 2003. england had the best team they'd ever put together in my era. Johnson, Greenwood,jasonLeonard, neil Back, Dalliglio and young wilko who never looked out of place in a team with this much experience

AB's dominated the first half, territory and possesion, but the England forwards put up a stone wall and from behind that wall was wilko taking sniper shots at goal
despite england being reduced to 13 men AB's still couldnt score.
carlos spencer was getting us killed that day and missing his shots at goal. wilko on the other hand slotted 4 from 5 and added a drop goal.

england won 15-13. sad day for NZ but i was impressed and knew someting great was happening.

England went on to win the worldCup that year but their momentum started in Wellington imho
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PostSubject: Re: wilko retires from internationals   wilko retires from internationals Icon_minitimeWed Dec 14, 2011 5:05 am

i can't believe he's only 32...seems like he's been around forever

in any case had a great career...even if it seemed like he only ever played in World Cups
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PostSubject: Re: wilko retires from internationals   wilko retires from internationals Icon_minitimeWed Dec 14, 2011 5:14 pm

well done, an absolute gun
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PostSubject: Re: wilko retires from internationals   wilko retires from internationals Icon_minitimeWed Dec 14, 2011 8:42 pm

my stat (that i got off stuf by justin Marshall) bout wilko having a 60% win ratio vs the AB's was wrong. he only had 28%

not a great stat but still a great player.

wow 32 thats young, but considering he started test rugby at 18 thats still 14years
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