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Ex-England rugby captain Jonny Wilkinson has joined Sky Sports as a pundit, the broadcaster has confirmed.

Wilkinson will also act as an ambassador for Sky Sports Living for Sport, a secondary school initiative that aims to teach important life skills through sport. Current ambassadors include David Beckham and Jessica Ennis.

Wilkinson will start his punditry tomorrow with the opening two games of the European Rugby Champions Cup. Sale face Munster, and Premiership champions Northampton Saints take on Racing Metro in Paris.

Wilkinson will be reunited with ex-England coach Sir Clive Woodward and former-teammate Will Greenwood to offer insights into England's match against the All Blacks at Twickenham on November 8th.

"I've been fortunate enough to have some incredible experiences on the rugby pitch," Wilkinson said.

"I'm excited about passing on my passion and sharing what I've learnt over the years with Sky Sports viewers and young people in the next chapter of my career.

"I'll be in impressive company as I join another successful team and I hope that I can play my part in the studio."

Barney Francis, Sky Sports managing director, added: "Jonny is a sporting legend. We all remember where we were when we watched that drop goal.

"Having been there and done it in every competition for club and country, rugby fans will want to hear his perspective on our biggest ever season of international and European rugby. I can't wait to see him in action."

It's a strong signing for Sky, especially in the face of increased competition from BT Sport.

The new kid on the block has signed a host of big-name footie pundits recently including Jose Mourinho, Ian Wright and Paul Scholes.

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