Wilko extends Toulon stay

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:35
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World Cup winning flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson has signed a one-year contract extension with his French Top14 club Toulon.

World Cup winning flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson has signed a one-year contract extension with his French Top14 club Toulon.

The news was widely expected after the 33-year-old former England No.10 told The Times newspaper last month that he would do so.

In that interview he admitted he had considered retiring as he suffered from a long-standing groin problem.

But having come successfully through surgery and having sought the advice of teammates such as former Australia inside back Matt Giteau and France halfback Frederic Michalak, Wilkinson decided to carry on.

He joined the big-spending French outfit in 2009 following a 12-year spell with Newcastle Falcons, with whom he won the English Premiership in 1998.

Wilkinson started his career as a 17-year-old before going on to be regarded by many as England's greatest ever flyhalf.

He will be forever remembered for kicking the last-gasp, extra-time, match-winning drop goal in the 2003 World Cup final against hosts Australia.

He brought down the curtain on his international career following the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand after 91 caps and 1,179 points.

AFP

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