Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Turkish troops to go further into Syria, says foreign minister

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Court ruling expected on Gabon's contested election results

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Clinton's Comedy Turn

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Sarkozy's Populist Pivot, Bahamas Leaks, Syria Truce, Rome Olympic Bid (Part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

US Police Shootings: Race relations and the race to the White House (Part 1)

Read more

#TECH 24

Breaking the wall between technology and people

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Rural France: Challenges and opportunities

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: In Burma, ex-political prisoners struggle to return to normal life

Read more

ENCORE!

Xavier Dolan: Wunderkind of Québecquois cinema

Read more

Sports

Wilkinson leads Toulon to Heineken Cup title

© AFP

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-05-18

Former England international Jonny Wilkinson led Toulon to a 16-15 victory over Clermont Auvergne on Saturday in an all-French Heineken Cup final.

Toulon beat Clermont 16-15 to win the European Cup on Saturday.

Clermont scored two tries to Toulon's one in a nail-biting match, but three penalties and a conversion from English fly-half Jonny Wilkinson saw Toulon sneak home.

Brock James opened the scoring for Clermont with an early penalty, later matched by Wilkinson as the teams went into half-time at three points apiece.

Clermont's Fijian winger Napolioni Nalaga scored a try early in the second period, followed by a second for James, with Aurelien Rougerie providing crucial offloads for both.

When James converted his own try, the score stood at 15-6 and it seemed the game was beyond Toulon.

But Wilkinson pulled back three points with his third penalty.

And when Wesley Fofana was caught in possession and turned over by Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and fed to Delon Armitage, the England full-back romped in for Toulon's sole try, converted by Wilkinson for a thrilling victory.

(AFP)

 

Date created : 2013-05-18

  • RUGBY

    Wilkinson to star in all-French Heineken Cup final

    Read more

  • RUGBY

    Jonny Wilkinson looking for Top 14 crown with Toulon

    Read more

  • RUGBY

    Wilkinson signs for another year in the sun

    Read more

COMMENT(S)