Wilkinson continues on comeback trail

Jonny Wilkinson gave British & Irish Lions boss Sir Clive Woodward a welcome boost by completing a full 80 minutes of rugby as Newcastle Falcons beat London Irish 23-16 at Kingston Park. [more]

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Jonny Wilkinson gave British & Irish Lions boss Sir Clive Woodward a welcome boost by completing a full 80 minutes of rugby as Newcastle Falcons beat London Irish 23-16 at Kingston Park.

England’s World Cup winning fly-half scored six penalties and played with increasing assurance in a performance which could help book his ticket on the Lions’ plane to New Zealand.

Newcastle director of rugby Rob Andrew said: "His goalkicking was good and we kicked well and long and asked them to play.

"He looked in good nick."

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