England hero Jonny Wilkinson retires from rugby

The fly-half ended his glittering 17-year career at French side Toulon. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Former England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson has announced his retirement from the sport.

The 34-year-old confirmed in a statement he will hang up his boots at the end of the season.

Wilkinson most famously kicked the last-minute drop goal to seal England's World Cup victory against Australia in 2003.