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Toulon desperate to keep Wilko

 Feb 27,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

Mourad Boudjellal has given a clear indication he wants to tie star Jonny Wilkinson to Toulon at whatever cost with a new four-year contract mooted.

2003 World Cup winner Wilkinson, who is 33 and a dark horse for British and Irish Lions selection, is expected to confirm his future during March.

And it seems Boudjellal is keen to do everything in his power to keep the former England number 10 at Felix Mayol, with a glowing reference given.

"I'd sign him for four years if he wanted to," he told <i>AFP</i>.

"He knows that if I extend it, it's not for bad reasons. It's just that he's an excellent player."

Boudjellal would not be drawn into the likelihood of pivot Wilkinson putting pen to paper however.

"Only he can say, it's he who decides," he said.

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