Hard work pays off for Wilkinson

 Dec 31,2012
Written by: Editor

Toulon fly-half Johnny Wilkinson believes his side's work ethic is the reason for their successful start to the season.

Wilkinson was in imperious form as he kicked 26 points and set up two tries to help Toulon consolidate their lead at the top of the Top 14 table with a convincing 46-13 victory over Perpignan on Sunday.

The former England pivot was on target with six penalties and four conversions for a 100 percent kicking ratio.

But the player who won the 2003 World Cup for England with an injury-time drop-goal also showed the full array of his passing skills with two monster skip-passes to set up Samoa-born winger David Smith for a brace of tries.

"We worked hard tonight," said Wilkinson.

"In each match, from the start of the season, we've given everything we've got.

"But we know that that continues from tomorrow morning. This win is a good way to finish the year but we await the next match and we'll have to win that one as well."

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