Wilkinson extends Toulon stay

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Jonny Wilkinson has extended his contract with Toulon by a year until 2013, having retired from international rugby earlier this week.

The 32-year-old fly-half, who won the World Cup with England in 2003, announced he was quitting the international scene after winning 91 caps for his country and six caps for the British and Irish Lions.

A statement on Toulon's official website read: "After having taken the decision to stop his international career with England, Jonny Wilkinson has taken another important decision. Jonny Wilkinson has officially extended his contract with Rugby Club Toulonnais for an extra season."

The statement continued: "Until now, Wilkinson had a contract until the end of this season, with an option to extend it by another season. This option has been exercised, which means 'Wilko' will be back in the Red and Black in 2013."

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