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Wilkinson to be honoured at the RPA Players’ Awards

April 20th, 2015

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.”

RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, said: “Jonny is a global rugby icon who has shown incredible determination, drive and commitment throughout his illustrious career. He has enjoyed success at every level and has been a superb ambassador for the game of rugby. It’s fantastic that he and his family are able to join us on the night to celebrate his outstanding achievements.”

To be part of the RPA Players’ Awards 2015 and to rub shoulders with leading rugby personalities and players please contact Sam Baring on SBaring@theRPA.co.uk or 020 3053 6670.

Inductees to the RPA Hall of Fame, in association with KPMG, are recognised by the RPA Players’ Board as having made an outstanding contribution to the International game.

If you are interested in sponsorship/partnership opportunities with the RPA please contact Elissa Middleton on EMiddleton@theRPA.co.uk