The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced England legend Jonny Wilkinson is to be honoured at the RPA Players’ Awards 2015, taking place on Wednesday 13th May at Battersea Evolution, London.
Wilkinson has been named as this year’s inductee to the RPA Hall of Fame, in association with KPMG. The former Newcastle Falcons and Toulon fly-half joins an illustrious list of players who have collected the award, including: Gareth Edwards, Martin Johnson, Michael Lynagh and Jason Robinson.
Best known for his heroics in the 2003 World Cup final against Australia, Wilkinson will be in attendance on the night to look back on a career in which he won a number of coveted trophies including the World Cup, Six Nations, European Cup and Top 14.
On receiving news of his award Wilkinson said: “I’m truly honoured to be joining such an illustrious line up in the RPA Hall of Fame. The RPA have been ever present in supporting players throughout my career and it is great to be returning to London to celebrate what will be the biggest year in English rugby.