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Rugby Spread Betting: Sexton disappointed that Wilkinson was left out of Lions squad
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:34
Jonny Sexton, Leinster fly-half, said that he felt disappointed that Jonny Wilkinson was left out of the Lions squad for their tour of Australia during the summer, and many rugby spread betting fans were also not very pleased.
Rugby spread betting fans saw England’s 2003 World Cup hero in excellent form this season for Toulon, and Lions coach Warren Gatland asked him if he was available.
But rugby betting UK services learned that Wilkinson decided to make himself unavailable, saying that after a very difficult season he had to give his body a rest
For the fly-half berth, Sexton will only face opposition from Owen Farrell, but rugby spread betting fans found out that he would rather have Wilkinson’s experience in the squad.
“A lot of people have said to me that it is great he wasn’t picked because it gives me a better chance now,” he said.
“But I look at it the other way. I would have liked him to go and would have loved to have learned from him, he is a bit of a legend.
“I obviously looked up to him when I was 16 and he was winning the World Cup with England.”
Rugby betting UK services found out that after the Lions tour, Sexton will move on to French Top 14 side Racing Metro.
The player admits that during his time away on tour he may sneak in a few French lessons, and rugby spread betting fans are happy to know that he feels in good shape after an injury lay-off earlier in the season gave him time to recover.
“Hopefully I’ve used up all of my injuries for the year over the past few months,” he said.
“It feels strange to be so fresh at this time of the year – I feel I’m just starting after the fact I’ve had two months off and I have played four games since [returning from injury] means I feel great.
Do you have players? We can handle them for you.
“I’m starting to get a bit of match fitness and sharpness back, so hopefully I will peak at the right time for the two finals with Leinster and then the tour.”