Author(s): Jonny Wilkinson
In his own words Jonny Wilkinson opens up about what it is like being a national icon and the world's most famous rugby player
Jonny Wilkinson became England's youngest international for 71 years when he made his debut at fly-half at 18 years old in March 1998. In the 2003 World Cup he was the competition's leading points scorer with 113 points in six games, and overall he is England's all-time scorer with 817 points from his 52 caps to date. He has also won five British Lions caps. He was awarded the MBE in January 2003, the youngest rugby player of all time to achieve this honour.