England could absolutely do with Wilkinson tonight against Australia!
There are still 100 days to go until the Rugby World Cup starts but Jonny Wilkinson is already having withdrawal symptoms.
10 years on from his World Cup heroics, should Jonny Wilkinson be called up to the 2013 Lions squad?
The possibility of Jonny Wilkinson joining next month's British and Irish Lions tour of Australia is still alive after the fly-half indicated he would "happily" fly out as a replacement if required.
Jonny Wilkinson has dramatically turned down an invitation to join this summer's British and Irish Lions tour, sparing Australia a reunion with their old nemesis.
A 38-man British and Irish Lions squad will finally be unveiled on Tuesday after an intense 11th-hour debate over the potential inclusion of Jonny Wilkinson.
They say that only the greats can tinker with fate.
On the field, an English club lost – again – but off it was where those sifting for encouragement might find succour.
French clubs have gained a reputation for treating the Heineken Cup, or H Cup as it is known across the Channel, with a mixture of indifference and disdain, a tournament with an Anglo-Saxon disciplinary system that messes up the Top 14 schedule. Toulon, however, are taking it seriously.
After a magnificent day for British sport here's a look over some of the nation's other great sporting days.