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Wilkinson kicks Toulon into final

Published 28/04/2013

Jonny Wilkinson kicked seven penalties and a late drop-goal as Toulon reached the Heineken Cup final
Jonny Wilkinson kicked seven penalties and a late drop-goal as Toulon reached the Heineken Cup final

England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson marked his probable Twickenham farewell by kicking Toulon into their first Heineken Cup final as his side defeated Saracens 24-12.

Wilkinson, 34 next month, kicked seven penalties and a late drop-goal as Toulon saw off Saracens to book their place at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on May 18 against fellow French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne.

It will be the tournament's fourth all-French final in 11 years, and Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens - despite Wilkinson's opposite number Owen Farrell booting four penalties - could have few complaints.

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