European Cup - Wilkinson named European Player of the Year

Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has been named European Player of the Year.

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Jonny Wilkinson was successful with all 17 kicks in the knockout stages of the Heineken Cup

The award is given to the player adjudged the best performer in the Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cups.

Wilkinson helped Toulon to victory in Saturday's Heineken Cup final against Clermont Auvergne.

"To receive an award of this importance towards the end of my career is really special. I feel privileged to have been nominated," said the 33-year-old Wilkinson, who helped England to win the World Cup in 2003.

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