Jonny Wilkinson joins French club Toulon
Monday 18 May 2009
England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson has joined Toulon from the Newcastle Falcons, the French club said today.
Wilkinson, 29, has suffered a succession of injuries since kicking the winning drop goal for England against Australia in the 2003 World Cup final.
He has been sidelined for five months after dislocating his left kneecap during a game with his club.
Toulon have already signed Argentina flyhalf Felipe Contepomi for next season, when they will be coached by former France international Philippe Saint-Andre.
Club president Mourad Boudjellal has attracted several internationals, including South Africa lock Victor Matfield and former Australia scrumhalf George Gregan, for short spells at the club in recent years.
Former New Zealand captain Tana Umaga coaches Toulon's backs.
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