Jonny Wilkinson quote

"Right through to the end of the last World Cup game, I still couldnt bear the thought of not being perfect or letting people down."

Jonny Wilkinson

Born: May 25, 1979

Occupation: Rugby Player

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I'm pretty aware that the pursuit of perfection is, inherently, a flawed concept.

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I only get the points because I have team-mates who do the work and put me in the position to get them.

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I play with a fear of letting my team down. That's what motivates me.

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