Wilkinson back to face London Wasps!

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by London Wasps, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. London Wasps

    London Wasps Guest

    Hi,

    Looks like Jonnys back to play aganst us next Sunday. I am glad to see his return and hope that he has a good game [​IMG]

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/4574520.stm

    Check out the story from the BBC, I wish him well and hope that his injury spell is over!!

    Oh, and of course us to win aganst them!!

    Thanks,

    London Wasps

    2nd from Top! Come on Wasps, win the premiership again!!
     
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Meh. He's past it and won't ever be half the player he was.
     
  4. only time will tell Teh Mite all I can say is England and Newcastle wasted him. They tried to push him back to quickly as he was hugely marketable and in the end it ended up costing them the biggest name in english rugby.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Well, if there's any justice in the world Charlie Hodgson won't loose his England spot to him. The Lions tour showed who the better fly half is now.
     
  6. London Wasps

    London Wasps Guest

    I totally agree with you on that.. I think Charlie is a very good Fly-half and do believe that the Number 10 jersey is going to be his.. Wilkinson will not make it back in the England team, which is a shame..

    Anyway, still good to have him back..

    Thanks,
    London Wasps
     
  7. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Is it any wonder that his body just shut down the way it did considering the amount of high level rugby he's played since 17, by this stage he probably has the body of someone in their mid thirties. And it would seem that even Woodturd was aware of this problem when he started both Hodgson and Wilkinson in the 2003 6 Nations, just to give Charlie some serious gametime if Wilkinson had collapsed before or during the world cup.
     
  8. yah his body is f***ed what he needs is a serious break from any sort of training. Its his obsessive training regimen thats killing him. their is such a thing as overtraining. But hye he is a world champion and sometimes u gotta do what u gotta do.
     
  9. ScumV

    ScumV Guest

    I am Welsh, Johnny is English but I can safely post here what I have posted elsewhere many times. The RFU & Newcastle RFC deserve to be shagged blind with a pinneapple for the way they have treated JW. The boy has been **** on at every corner being rushed back into the team when he is not fit.

    Johnny Wilkinson could have been one of the all time greats (although some still hold him as such, but IMO he really hasn't fullfilled potential due to the above). We will never see the best of JW, as his best now will be a shadow of what his best could have been.
     
  10. oh no....


    but yeah nah - hes a great player, and he needs a massive holiday from rugby. i dont think this is the last we will see on wilko in the international scene though...
     
  11. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    i agree although im not a fan of technical number tens i prefer the more fluent number 10's ala dan carter and phill bennet
     
  12. I agree sambad and I also agree with you ScumV Newcaslte RFC and RFU have placed enormous pressures on johnny and have treated him very poorly trying to rush him back as he is a money making machine but this inturn has come close to ruining his career. I have a feeling though that we haven't seen the last of Johnny Wilkinson and given the proper nurturing he can again reach the level of play and form he had prior to the RWC.
     
  13. cavan

    cavan Guest

    Wilkinson is his own worst enemy. He's destroyed himself with his dedication. His mind writes cheques that his body just can't always cash.
     
  14. robbinho

    robbinho Guest

    You lost me at "I am Welsh".....
     
  15. Boy

    Boy Guest

    The thing is that all his injuries aren't really related. He knackered his neck/shoulder, then hurt his knee, had appendicitus (sp?) and then a groin injury. He probably wasn't fully fit, and hasn't been for years, but a lot of it's bad luck.

    To be honest, I expect Wilko's happy that Hodgson's developed so well. At least there's a lot less pressure on him coming straight back into the England team (isn't he notionally still captain, or is Corry the permanent fixture?)
     
  16. Boy

    Boy Guest

  17. harrison2468

    harrison2468 Guest

    Sounds like it is probably for the best.

    I think Corry is permanent as well.
     
  18. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Seriously you do have to wonder why he bothers
     
  19. Could go and play football for Southampton if he likes. Not as much chance of injury.
     
  20. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    I think Wilko should take a year off without training whatsoever & then try again. If he gets carries on getting injured, then he should retire.
     
  21. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Well, he's garanteed to get picked by Woodward, regardless of fitness or form! [​IMG]
     
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