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Wilkinson boots Toulon into Heineken Cup Semi


Jonny Wilkinson supports Steffon Armitage with a tackle on Jordan Crane

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Article Published: Monday 8 April 2013


 Jonny Wilkinson kicked all of Toulon's points to take his team to a 21-15 Heineken Cup quarter final victory over Leicester Tigers.

Toulon will travel to Twickenham later this month where they will face English Club Saracens in the Heineken Cup semi-final on April the 28th

Wilkinson outscored former teammate Toby Flood in a battle of the boot between past and present England international fly-halves.

The match was the first time that former Newcastle Falcons and England team-mates have ever faced each other.

Three penalties from Leicester's Flood gave the Tigers an early 9-0 lead before two successful kicks from Wilkinson hauled the hosts to within three at half-time.

Two subsequent penalties from Wilkinson, who earlier in the week announced he would extend his stay in Provence for a further season, handed Toulon their first lead at 12-9 before Flood hauled the visitors level.

Toulon then moved 18-12 ahead thanks to two more efforts from Wilkinson but Flood gave Leicester hope with his fifth penalty of the tie 15 minutes from the end only for Wilkinson to wrap up proceedings with a late drop goal.

Final Score Toulon 21 (6) Leicester Tigers 15 (9)

Scorers

Toulon
Tries -
Pen - J.Wilkinson 6
Con -
Drop - J.Wilkinson
Cards -

Leicester Tigers
Tries -
Pen - T.Flood
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Referee:
George Clancy (Ire),
Assistant ref: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ire),
Assistant ref: Leo Colgan (Ire),
TMO: Marshall Kilgore (Ire),
Citing Commissioner: Eddie Walsh (Ire)

Teams

Toulon: Delon Armitage; Rudi Wulf, Mathieu Bastareaud, Matt Giteau, Alexis Palisson; Jonny Wilkinson (c), Sebastien Tillous-Borde; Andrew Sheridan, Sebastien Bruno, Carl Hayman, Bakkies Botha, Nick Kennedy, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Steffon Armitage, Chris Masoe.

Replacements: Mickael Ivaldi, Gethin Jenkins, Levan Chilachava, Jocelino Suta, Vincent Martin, Maxime Mermoz, Nicolas Durand, Joe van Niekerk.

Leicester Tigers: Mathew Tait; Niall Morris, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Allen, Adam Thompstone; Toby Flood (c), Ben Youngs; Marcos Ayerza, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Ed Slater, Geoff Parling, Tom Croft, Julian Salvi, Jordan Crane.

Replacements: Rob Hawkins, Logovi'i Mulipola, Martin Castrogiovanni, Graham Kitchener, Thomas Waldrom, Sam Harrison, George Ford, Matt Smith.

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