16 Jan 2009

Wilkinson says he can be ready for Lions Rugby tour to South Africa

11:24 am on 16 January 2009

Injury-plagued England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson has not given up on being part of the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.

Wilkinson, whose steered England past Australia in the 2003 World Cup final, is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

The 29-year-old was left out of Martin Johnson's Six Nations squad but with the Lions tour not until May, Wilkinson believes there is time for him to play himself back into Test selection.