31 May '14, 10pm

Rugby Union: @JonnyWilkinson retires with fitting finale

Rugby Union: @JonnyWilkinson retires with fitting finale

PARIS (AFP) - Jonny Wilkinson brought the curtain down on a stunning career by scoring a trademark right-footed drop goal to help Toulon to their first Top 14 success in 22 years on Saturday. The build up to the match had been more about Wilkinson’s last ever match as a professional than Toulon’s hopes to make history by completing a European Cup-Top 14 double. And the 35-year-old rose to the occasion as he had done on so many other occasions to steal the show as Toulon gained revenge on Castres for defeat in last year’s final with an 18-10 success – Wilkinson scored 15 points. Having been the star of England’s 2003 World Cup triumph by landing a last minute winning drop goal in extra-time to beat Australia on their soil, it was only fitting that Wilkinson should bow out in similar style.

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