Jonny Wilkinson: 'Heineken Cup win is why I stayed'

Wilkinson: 'Heineken Cup win is why I stayed'
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Toulon fly-half Jonny Wilkinson admits his delight after the Heineken Cup quarter-final win over Leicester Tigers.

Jonny Wilkinson has admitted that fixtures such as Toulon's Heineken Cup win over Leicester Tigers at the weekend are the reason why he signed a new contact with the French outfit.

The former England fly-half kicked six penalties as they overcame the Tigers in the south of France, a result that he branded "a great victory for the club".

"It's a great victory for the club. It was a big occasion and this is a first for us. That is why is signed a new contract, for days like this," he told reporters at a press conference.

"The joy and desire to play with this team, the energy and togetherness we feel is what has kept me going.

Toulon will face Saracens in the semi-finals later this month.

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