Jonny Wilkinson is one of the senior players in the international rugby leagues, being an English player who is currently about 38 years of age. Being a former rugby player of England, he has also been part of clubs like Irish and British Lions. His successful playing years were 2001 to 2003, before and during the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Today he is considered one of the finest among rugby players of international standards.
Being from Frimley, he went to Pierrepont School and went to Lord Wandsworth College. His youth level rugby club was Farnham Rugby Club and he was also given admission at University of Durham. He gave up his studies in 1997 and continued to play rugby at a professional level by joining up Newcastle Falcons. Continue reading “Story of: Jonny Wilkinson”
This English rugby player is originally from New Zealand. He came into the spotlight when he played hooker for England as well as for Northampton Saints. In his career, he became captain in January 2016 which was prior to the country playing Six Nations. He has gained the highest number of caps as a hooker in the English rugby team.
If you look at his early career, he was born in New Zealand, but due to his mother’s roots in England, he became qualified to play for the same. In 2002 he moved to Crowborough in East Sussex. Here he started to play the game with local teams as well as enrolled in the Beacon Rugby Academy. He also participated in games where they played against Italian, Scottish and English hopefuls. He was later picked to play for Sussex. Continue reading “Story of: Dylan Hartley”
Born about 1993, Robbie Henshaw went on to become an Irish rugby player in international games. He played as a center initially after which he played as fullback. He continues to be part of the Leinster team in Pro12 and part of international games where Ireland participates.
His early life was spent in Coosan though he was born in Athlone. He went to Marist College and was inducted in Buccaneers under 19. With this team he participated in several matches such as the Connacht League and Cup, All Ireland League and others. He became captain of the school team in 2012. That year the team won the Connacht Senior Schools Cup for the first time. Continue reading “Story of: Robbie Henshaw”