27 May 2010

Jonny Wilkinson fit to tour down under

11:43 am on 27 May 2010

The England rugby first five Jonny Wilkinson is fit to go on next month's tour to Australia and New Zealand according to his French club Toulon.

Wilkinson was forced off the field during his Toulon's 28-21 loss to Cardiff Blues in the European Challenge Cup final last weekend.

But tests have revealed nothing more menacing than a badly bruised back which will, however, be painful for up to three weeks to come, according to Toulon's medical staff.

England play two tests and two other matches in Australia before meeting the New Zealand Maori in Napier on June 23rd.