Toulon confirm Wilkinson coaching role
May 29, 2014
© PA Photos
Toulon manager Bernard Laporte has confirmed that Jonny Wilkinson will join the club's coaching staff next season. The move from player to coach had been expected.
"A person of his stature will undoubtedly bring something more within the coaching staff, obviously," Laporte told La Provence. "He won't necessarily travel with the team all the time because he wants to take a step back at weekends.
"He will advise the players on their technical abilities, on their handling and kicking."
Wilkinson plays his final game this weekend when Toulon meet Castres in the Top 14 play-off final.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
British bantamweight Paul Butler overcame Ismael Garnica with a 10-round decision at Liverpool's Echo Arena
Stephen Bunting stunned four-time winner Phil Taylor in one of the matches of the year to book his place in the quarter-finals of the European Championships in Germany
The Scarlets claimed a first win of their European Champions Cup Pool Three campaign with a gutsy triumph over Leicester Tigers in an error-strewn Anglo-Welsh clash at Parc y Scarlets
Luke Campbell sealed the biggest win of his professional career by stopping Daniel Brizuela in five rounds
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said Mario Balotelli had "worked very well and very hard" after watching his side held to a 0-0 draw by Hull at Anfield