Heineken Cup Final 2014 – Saracens vs Toulon
This entry was posted on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Farewell then Jonny
Tough one this for English fans of what Bill McLaren used to call rugby football. Saracens are the emblem of the English club game right now – shiny new stadium, exciting players, and ambitions to become a global force. But this is it for Wilkinson who is calling it a day at the age of 34 – the man who has done more for English rugby than any other. Surely even St George himself would wish a fitting farewell for the great man. 1246 points for his country, THAT kick against the Aussies, and countless occasions where he put his body on the line. Surely we can wish him well against Sarries just this once.
This wont be his final match in fact – the final of the French 14 against Castres at the Stade de France next weekend will be his true swansong. But we don’t really care about that do we? Course not. Instead, its all eyes on the Millennium Stadium 5pm Saturday.
Despite Saracens incredible Semi Final performance, Toulon start as 1.86 favourites with our good friends at Betfair. In last year’s semi of course, Wilko beat Sarries pretty much on his own with seven penalties and a drop goal.
It is a close call, the odds reflect that. But one man who has consistently written his own script down the years is Wilkinson. And its unlikely that he is going to stop now. Back Toulon, and hope Saracens win it next year.