Due to a series of injuries, Jonny Wilkinson did not play again for England for 1,169 days after the 2003 Rugby World Cup victory. He returned in February 2007 against Scotland in the Six Nations Championship and scored 27 points. 
He missed the opening games of the 2007 Rugby World Cup because of another injury, but came back to score 24 points in the 44-22 win over Samoa, scored all England’s points in the 12-10 quarter-final victory over Australia and scored nine points, including a last gasp 40-metre drop goal, in the 14-9 semi-final victory over France.  Wilkinson is now the all-time leading Rugby World Cup points scorer with 231.

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