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Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson

English rugby union player
Mark Wilkinson
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Quick Facts

Intro English rugby union player
Is Athlete Rugby union player Businessperson
From United Kingdom
Type Business Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 October 1977, Wokingham, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Age 43 years
Star sign Libra
Family
Siblings: Jonny Wilkinson
Stats
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 108 kg
Sports Teams
Newcastle Falcons
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Mark James Philip Wilkinson (born 21 October 1977) is an English former professional rugby union player. He spent his three-year professional career at Newcastle Falcons, alongside his brother, Jonny Wilkinson, predominantly playing as a Centre.

Career

Early career

Born in Wokingham, Wilkinson played for National League 3 North side Darlington Mowden Park during the 2001/02 season, making 20 appearances and scoring 3 tries.

2002–2006

In August 2002, Wilkinson signed for the Newcastle Falcons, where his brother, Jonny, was captain. He made his professional debut against Leeds Carnegie, playing as centre, but unusually, for that position, wearing the 15 shirt. His performance drew praise from then-manager Rob Andrew, whom stated "It was a pretty big debut for someone who hasn't played higher than Third Division North before." He made his European Challenge Cup debut in a 27–8 defeat to Treviso, His first appearance at fly-half, would not prove successful, as Newcastle lost 20–0 against London Irish. At the end of the season, he had made six appearances in the league, and five in the European Challenge Cup. He would feature far less the following season, making just four league appearances, and two Challenge Cup appearances, although he did score his first professional tries against Valladolid RAC in a 71–10 victory for the Falcons. He made five Premiership appearances in the 2004/05 season, with his Heineken Cup debut coming against Newport Gwent Dragons, playing at fly half in a 25–17 victory. 2005/06 would see him make just one appearance, a brief appearance from the substitute's bench in a 27–18 defeat against Saracens.

Post-retirement

In 2006, Wilkinson retired from professional rugby, aged 28, to become the academy fitness and conditioning coach at Newcastle, at the same time Rob Bowen joined the club's academy. He remained in the post for three years, before departing the club in 2009. Two years after his departure, he started the Fineside clothing range alongside his brother.

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