Dan Carter and Richie McCaw tribute to Jonny Wilkinson Posted over 2 years ago

We were lucky enough to catch up with Dan Carter and Richie McCaw this week, who gave us a message to Jonny Wilkinson on his retirement.

As Jonny Wilkinson plays his last game of his career on Saturday for Toulon in the Top 14 final, Dan and Richie, two greats of world rugby recognised the career and achievements of another.

Dan Carter, the only player to have scored more international points than Jonny, holds high respect for the English great, “You influence a lot of people around the world,” and admits that he will be “sorely missed in this beautiful sport of rugby.”

Richie McCaw, added, “you’ll go down as one of the greats of world rugby.”

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