Shame to see another true Rugby great hang up their international boots. It would of been good to see some sort of testimonial to honour his service for England in the same way Shane Williams recieved at Millenium Stadium but not sure that would of been JW's style as he is a notoriously humble bloke.
He has been a fantastic player to watch over the years and has been the ultimate professional throughout. With any luck he has inspired a generation of British boys to approach sport with the same attitude.
You only have to look at how many kids coming through the club ranks have adopted the 'wilkinson crouch and hand clasp' to see how much influence he's had on the game. If only a few of them inherit Wilko's work ethic then it can only be good for the game in the long term.
For me the most exciting game of Rugby I've ever watched was the 2003 World cup final.
A more humble (Often too humble) ambassador to the sport you'd struggle to find.
He beat himself up far too many times for his own good, and its very very very rare JW didn't produce the goods when under the most horrendous pressure.
He'll be massivley missed.
I have to be honest however, if I was blessed with his looks and ability I would have hung up my boots in 2003 and gone on a shag fest....... I'd still be on it now, and if anyone forgot me Id play that drop goal on my ipad then bum them.