Jonny signs on for more

Double Lions tourist Jonny Wilkinson will remain in France for at least another season. [more]

Jonny Wilkinson

Double Lions tourist Jonny Wilkinson will remain in France for at least another season.

One of the stars of the 2001 Lions tour to Australia, Wilkinson joined Toulon from Newcastle Falcons last year and hasn’t looked back since.

Wilkinson has signed a one-year extension to stay with Toulon until the end of next season, with the option to stay a further season beyond that.

The 30-year-old, who started all three Tests for the Lions nine years ago and a further two in 2005, has been a huge success for his new club.

Wilkinson has become a fans favourite following consistently impressive performances in the Top 14 and Amlin Challenge Cup.

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"I’m really happy here," Wilkinson told AFP following Toulon’s 33-19 win over Montpellier.

"The team is fantastic. It’s really great: the players, the coaches, the people, the Mayol stadium.

“It’s a pleasure and I hope that all will go well. I have a lot of ambition for Toulon."

The current leading scorer in the Top 14 with 177 points to his name, Wilkinson has helped Toulon climb into fourth position and a potential spot in the end-of-season play offs.

His time in France has also seen him re-establish himself as England’s first-choice fly-half.

Wilkinson is currently training with his country in Portugal and is a heavy favourite to start the Six Nations opener against Wales on February 6.

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