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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 December, 2003, 14:16 GMT
Jonny Wilkinson's career in pictures
Newcastle's Jonny Wilkinson in action during the Allied Dunbar Premiership One match against Saracens at Vicarage Road
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A fresh-faced Jonny Wilkinson joins Newcastle Falcons as a talented 18-year-old to be understudy to Rob Andrew
18-year-old Jonny Wilkinson leads a rare England attack against Australia in June 1998
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Wilkinson is plunged into the Test arena on England's "tour from hell" in June 1998 where they are humiliated 76-0 by Australia
New Zealand's Anton Oliver is tackled by Wilkinson during the Rugby World Cup in 1999
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The 1999 World Cup sees Wilkinson evolve into a key figure for England and his determined style endears him to the fans
Wilkinson leads an England attack against South Africa in June 2000
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Wilkinson kicks all the points as England earn an historic 27-22 win over South Africa in the second Test in Bloemfontein in June 2000
Wilkinson lifts the Tetley's Bitter Cup at Twickenham in 2001
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On the domestic front, Wilkinson helps Newcastle beat Harlequins 30-27 in a thrilling Tetley's Bitter Cup final at Twickenham in 2001
Wilkinson in action for the Lions against Australia at the Colonial Stadium in Melbourne
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The Lions choose Wilkinson to fill the fly-half spot during the tour to Australia in the summer of 2001
Wilkinson is rewarded with the  Zurich International Rugby Player of the Year Award in 2002
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Wilkinson's achievements are recognised as he is presented with the Zurich International Rugby Player of the Year Award at the IRPA Awards Dinner in 2002
Wilkinson's drop goal wins the 2003 World Cup for England
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The memorable moment for all English fans as his drop goal wins the 2003 World Cup for England against Australia in Sydney
Jonny Wilkinson displays his MBE
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Wilkinson earns an MBE in the 2003 New Year's Honours list and collects his award from the Queen at Buckingham Palace in December 2003
Jonny Wilkinson poses with the Sports Personality of the Year award
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Wilkinson ends 2003 with yet another honour, picking up the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ahead of England captain Martin Johnson

Wilkinson receives MBE
10 Dec 03  |  Rugby Union

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