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Wilkinson says it's time for new Lions era

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England great Jonny Wilkinson suggested younger fly-halves were more deserving of British and Irish Lions selection despite his commanding display in Toulon's European Cup semi-final win over Saracens at Twickenham on Sunday. 

Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson (R) and Mathieu Bastareud (L) tackle Saracen's David Strettle during the European Cup rugby union match between Saracens and Toulon at Twickenham Stadium in Middlesex, England on April 28, 2013. Toulon beat Saracens 24-12.

Returning to the ground where he was on the winning side in 36 out of 42 Tests, the 33-year-old -- who retired from England duty in 2011 -- rolled back the years by kicking all of Toulon's points with seven penalties and a trademark drop-goal in a 24-12 victory for the French club.

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