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VIDEO – Wilkinson previews Amilin Challenge Cup final

17 May 2012

  • Former England fly half Jonny Wilkinson looks ahead to Twickenham Stoop
  • England’s record points scorer spearheads Toulon charge for first trophy in 20 years

Jonny Wilkinson returns to England on Friday night the 2003 World Cup winning outside half remains the spearhead of Toulon’s bid for European glory when they clash with Biarritz Olympique in the Amlin Challenge Cup final at the Twickenham Stoop (8pm).

England’s all time record Test points scorer with 1246, Wilkinson has scored 220 points in 18 European appearances for Toulon and was the Amlin Man-of-the-Match when they beat Stade Français Paris in a thrilling semi final.

Former England fly half Jonny Wilkinson lines up a kick for RC Toulon in the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Stade Francais

Photo: Getty Images

The 32-year-old discusses his return to Twickenham, the importance of securing some first silverware for the club since 1992 and where the game might be won and lost between two “unpredictable” French teams.

Wilkinson may well be the main man on Friday night but his team-mate and England flanker Steffon Armitage has rapidly become a folk hero with the Toulon faithful, while former England and Lions full back Iain Balshaw will provide the last line of defence for Biarritz at full back.

Tickets to see the Amilin Challenge Cup final between RC Toulon and Biarritz Olympique are available now via Ticketmaster.