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A supporter of Biarritz awaits kick off during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
A supporter of Biarritz awaits kick off during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
A supporter of Biarritz awaits kick off during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
Sylvain Marconnet of Biarritz celebrates with teammates as he holds up the trophy after winning 21-18 during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
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Sylvain Marconnet of Biarritz celebrates with teammates as he holds up the trophy after winning 21-18 during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
Taku Ngwenya of Biarritz (2nd L) is tackled by Matt Giteau of Toulon (L) and Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon (2ndR) during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
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Taku Ngwenya of Biarritz (2nd L) is tackled by Matt Giteau of Toulon (L) and Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon (2ndR) during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
Iain Balshaw of Biarritz (C) holds onto the ball during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
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Iain Balshaw of Biarritz (C) holds onto the ball during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's Sebastien Tillous-Borde (2nd L) runs with the ball during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon's Sebastien Tillous-Borde (2nd L) runs with the ball during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
Taku Ngwenya of Biarritz (C) is tackled by Matt Giteau of Toulon (L) and Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon (R) during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON IAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
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Taku Ngwenya of Biarritz (C) is tackled by Matt Giteau of Toulon (L) and Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon (R) during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON IAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's Sebastien Tillous-Borde (2nd L) runs with the ball during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon's Sebastien Tillous-Borde (2nd L) runs with the ball during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon prepares to kick the ball during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at the Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
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Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon prepares to kick the ball during the European Challenge Cup Final Rugby Union match between Toulon and Biarritz at the Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, on May 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTONIAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages
Harlequins' Matt Hopper vies with Toulon's number eight Johan Christiaan Van Niekerk (helmet) and Toulon's player Mike Brown during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Toulon vs. Harlequins at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southern France, on April 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Harlequins' Matt Hopper vies with Toulon's number eight Johan Christiaan Van Niekerk (helmet) and Toulon's player Mike Brown during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Toulon vs. Harlequins at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southern France, on April 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlequins' Matt Hopper (L) vies with Toulon's winger David Smith (R) during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Toulon vs. Harlequins at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southGeorge Robson ern France, on April 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Harlequins' Matt Hopper (L) vies with Toulon's winger David Smith (R) during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Toulon vs. Harlequins at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southGeorge Robson ern France, on April 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Toulon's fly-half Jonny Wilkinson runs with the ball despite of Harlequins' players during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Toulon vs. Harlequins at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southern France, on April 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Toulon's fly-half Jonny Wilkinson runs with the ball despite of Harlequins' players during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Toulon vs. Harlequins at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southern France, on April 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Toulon's number eight Johan Christiaan Van Niekerk (L) and Toulon's centre Mathieu Bastareaud (R) vies with Harlequins' player George Robson (C) during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Toulon vs. Harlequins at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southern France, on April 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Toulon's number eight Johan Christiaan Van Niekerk (L) and Toulon's centre Mathieu Bastareaud (R) vies with Harlequins' player George Robson (C) during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Toulon vs. Harlequins at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southern France, on April 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Français' Alexandre Flanquart (R) celebrates at the end of the European Challenge Cupthe European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. Stade Français won 22-17. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Français' Alexandre Flanquart (R) celebrates at the end of the European Challenge Cupthe European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. Stade Français won 22-17. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Français' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (R) vies with fly-half Ignacio Mieres (C) of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Français' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (R) vies with fly-half Ignacio Mieres (C) of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Français' David Lyons (R) vies with flanker James Scaysbrook of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Français' David Lyons (R) vies with flanker James Scaysbrook of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Stade Francais' David Lyons (background C) vies with fanker James Scaysbrook (foreground, C) of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Stade Francais' David Lyons (background C) vies with fanker James Scaysbrook (foreground, C) of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Players fight for the ball in a ruck during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Players fight for the ball in a ruck during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Centre Bryan Rennie (R) of Exeter Chiefs is tackled by Stade Français' centre Paul Williams during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Centre Bryan Rennie (R) of Exeter Chiefs is tackled by Stade Français' centre Paul Williams during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Centre Bryan Rennie (R) of Exeter Chiefs runs with the ball during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Centre Bryan Rennie (R) of Exeter Chiefs runs with the ball during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Français' hooker Dimitri Szarzeswki (C) runs with the ball past scrum-half Haydn Thomas of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Français' hooker Dimitri Szarzeswki (C) runs with the ball past scrum-half Haydn Thomas of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Francais' hooker Dimitri Szarzeswki (L) vies with flanker James Scaysbrook of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Francais' hooker Dimitri Szarzeswki (L) vies with flanker James Scaysbrook of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Français' centre Paul Williams (L) vies with wing Gonzalo Camacho of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Français' centre Paul Williams (L) vies with wing Gonzalo Camacho of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Francais' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (foreground) is tackled by flanker James Scaysbrook of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Francais' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (foreground) is tackled by flanker James Scaysbrook of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Francais' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (foreground) is tackled by flanker James Scaysbrook of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Francais' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (foreground) is tackled by flanker James Scaysbrook of Exeter Chiefs during the European Challenge Cup quarter final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Exeter at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Toulon's Julien Dumora kicks a penalty against Newcastle Falcons during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Toulon's Julien Dumora kicks a penalty against Newcastle Falcons during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Toulon's Julien Dumora kicks a penalty against Newcastle Falcons during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Richard Mayhew (R) tackles Toulon's Seva Rokobaro (L) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Richard Mayhew (R) tackles Toulon's Seva Rokobaro (L) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Richard Mayhew (R) tackles Toulon's Seva Rokobaro (L) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Ryan Shortland (L) and Jordi Pasqualin (R) tackles Toulon's Jean-Charles Orioli (2R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Ryan Shortland (L) and Jordi Pasqualin (R) tackles Toulon's Jean-Charles Orioli (2R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Ryan Shortland (L) and Jordi Pasqualin (R) tackles Toulon's Jean-Charles Orioli (2R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Mark Wilson (L) tackles Toulon's Christophe Samson (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Mark Wilson (L) tackles Toulon's Christophe Samson (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Mark Wilson (L) tackles Toulon's Christophe Samson (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' James Fitzpatrick (L) and Grant Shiells (ground) tackle Toulon's Stefan Armitage (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' James Fitzpatrick (L) and Grant Shiells (ground) tackle Toulon's Stefan Armitage (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' James Fitzpatrick (L) and Grant Shiells (ground) tackle Toulon's Stefan Armitage (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson walks on the sidelines during a 6-3 defeat from his former club, Newcastle Falcons in pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson walks on the sidelines during a 6-3 defeat from his former club, Newcastle Falcons in pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson walks on the sidelines during a 6-3 defeat from his former club, Newcastle Falcons in pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Andrew Van der Heijden (L) tackles Toulon's Konstantine Mikautadze (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Andrew Van der Heijden (L) tackles Toulon's Konstantine Mikautadze (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Andrew Van der Heijden (L) tackles Toulon's Konstantine Mikautadze (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Andrew Van der Heijden and Euan Murray (R) tackles Toulon's Luke Rooney (2R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Andrew Van der Heijden and Euan Murray (R) tackles Toulon's Luke Rooney (2R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Andrew Van der Heijden and Euan Murray (R) tackles Toulon's Luke Rooney (2R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' James Fitzpatrick (L) tackles Toulon's Stefan Armitage (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' James Fitzpatrick (L) tackles Toulon's Stefan Armitage (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' James Fitzpatrick (L) tackles Toulon's Stefan Armitage (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Ryan Shortland (L) tackles Toulon's Alafoti Faosiliva (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Ryan Shortland (L) tackles Toulon's Alafoti Faosiliva (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Ryan Shortland (L) tackles Toulon's Alafoti Faosiliva (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Mark Wilson (L) and Euan Murray (R) tackles Toulon's Carl Hayman (2R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Mark Wilson (L) and Euan Murray (R) tackles Toulon's Carl Hayman (2R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Mark Wilson (L) and Euan Murray (R) tackles Toulon's Carl Hayman (2R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Ryan Shortland (L) tackles Toulon's Jean-Charles Orioli (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Ryan Shortland (L) tackles Toulon's Jean-Charles Orioli (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Ryan Shortland (L) tackles Toulon's Jean-Charles Orioli (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Will Welch (L) tackles Toulon's Seva Rokobaro (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Will Welch (L) tackles Toulon's Seva Rokobaro (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Newcastle Falcons' Will Welch (L) tackles Toulon's Seva Rokobaro (R) during a pool 2, European Challenge Cup rugby union match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 08, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Francais' fullback Hugo Southwell (R) vies with Clermont's winger Kini Murimurivalu during the European Challenge Cup semi final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Clermont at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Francais' fullback Hugo Southwell (R) vies with Clermont's winger Kini Murimurivalu during the European Challenge Cup semi final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Clermont at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Clermont's scrum-half Morgan Parra kicks a penalty kick during the European Challenge Cup semi final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Clermont at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Clermont's scrum-half Morgan Parra kicks a penalty kick during the European Challenge Cup semi final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Clermont at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Stade Francais' president Max Guazzini (C) acknowledges the audience after winning the European Challenge Cup semi final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Clermont at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stade Francais' president Max Guazzini (C) acknowledges the audience after winning the European Challenge Cup semi final rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Clermont at the Charlety stadium in Paris on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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