Wilkinson outshines Sexton in Toulon romp
August 23, 2013
Jonny Wilkinson had a hand in three of Toulon's five tries © Getty Images
Jonny Wilkinson brilliantly outshone fellow fly-half Jonathan Sexton as European champions Toulon routed Racing-Metro 41-14 in the French Top 14 on Friday.
The 34-year-old Wilkinson played a key role in three of his team's five tries and kicked 16 points as Sexton endured a miserable night. Toulon took a 13-6 lead into half-time and the European champions had the match virtually wrapped up in the opening 15 minutes of the second period with two more tries.
Toulon finished the night with 13 men after replacement centre Sebastien Bastareaud was sin-binned and replacement Italian hooker Martin Castrogiovanni was red-carded. Racing also finished with 14 men after lock Karim Ghezal, also on as a replacement, was sent-off for his punch-up with Castrogiovanni.
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