Jonny Wilkinson has signed a fresh one-year contract with Toulon

Last Updated: 16/04/13 3:30pm

  • Share:
Jonny Wilkinson: Has signed a new one-year contract with Toulon

Jonny Wilkinson: Has signed a new one-year contract with Toulon

Sky Bet

Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has signed a new one-year contract with French club Toulon.

The 33-year-old, who is the second highest points scorer in Test history, has been with Toulon since 2009 and his previous deal was due to run out at the end of the current season.

He was considering retirement before undergoing successful groin surgery in January.

His recent form has been excellent and he produced a superb performance to help his team beat Leicester in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, kicking six penalties and a late drop-goal in his side's 21-15 win over the Tigers in the south of France.

The former Newcastle player, who played 91 Tests for England and kicked the winning drop-goal in the final of the 2003 World Cup, has stated he would like to play for the British and Irish Lions in their upcoming tour of Australia.

However, he has also admitted it is unlikely that coach Warren Gatland will select him for the tour.

  • Share:

Related

Lions tour 2013

Lions fans: Big boost for Australian economy

Lions boosted Aussie economy

The British & Irish Lions tour this summer gave the Australian economy an £88m boost.

Alun Wyn Jones toasts the Lions success with compatriot Sam Warburton in Sydney

Jones - I can't comprehend it

Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones admits to still suffering an "emotional hangover" after the historic series win.

Having won a series with the Lions, Jamie Roberts is plotting further success with Wales

Roberts: Lions can spur Wales

Jamie Roberts hopes the British and Irish Lions' series victory in Australia can spur Wales on to World Cup glory.

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Good Week/Bad Week

Good Week/Bad Week

So much can change in a sporting week and, sure enough, there have been plenty of highs and lows.

Worthy finalists

Worthy finalists

Sean Fitzpatrick says finalists Waratahs and Crusaders proved they're Super Rugby's finest.

Fantastic four

Fantastic four

Thinus Delport previews the Super Rugby semis as Crusaders face Sharks and Waratahs host Brumbies.