Jonny Wilkinson to receive RPA hall of fame honour

Jonny Wilkinson
Wilkinson left Newcastle to play for Toulon in 2009

England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson will join the Rugby Players' Association hall of fame on 13 May.

The 35-year-old, who ended his career after helping Toulon to a European Cup defence last summer, joins legends Gareth Edwards and Michael Lynagh among those to receive the award.

"I'm honoured to be joining such an illustrious line-up," said Wilkinson.

Martin Johnson and Jason Robinson - Wilkinson's fellow 2003 World Cup winners - are also previous winners.

Wilkinson has taken up a role at Toulon as a part-time coach and worked as a media pundit since retiring as a player.