Jonny Wilkinson wins Heineken Cup

3:00pm Sunday 25th May 2014

By Graham Merry

FORMER Lord Wandsworth College pupil Jonny Wilkinson won his final game on British soil, by leading Toulon to the Heineken Cup crown as they beat Saracens 23-6 in Cardiff.

The 35-year-old kicked 13 points in his penultimate game before retirement, his last outing will be when Toulon go in search of a first French league title since 1992 in the Top 14 final next weekend.

Wilkinson’s Toulon did not have it all their own way as Saracens’ Owen Farrell gave the English side the advantage with a penalty in the opening 20 minutes.

The French side hit back to lead 10-3 at the break, after a try from Matt Giteau which Wilkinson converted, and then the 2003 World Cup-winning hero kicked a drop goal.

After, the break Farrell doubled Saracens score with another penalty, only for Wilkinson to reply from inside the London side’s half.

Toulon made sure of the victory thanks to a Juan Smith try, which Wilkinson converted and he also slotted over a late penalty as he ended his final game in Britain in style.


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