Jonny Wilkinson faces Newcastle in Challenge Cup draw

Jonny Wilkinson
Wilkinson scored more than 2,000 points for Falcons before joining Toulon

The 2011/12 European Challenge Cup draw has pitted Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon against his former club Newcastle.

The England fly-half will return to the Falcons in round three of the competition on Thursday, 8 December.

The opening roundexternal-link - which begins on Thursday, 10 November - sees Worcester host last season's beaten finalists Stade Francais.

Wasps, under new head coach Dai Young, are drawn with Bayonne and Bordeaux of France and Italian club Rovigo.

The only Welsh side in the competition, Newport Gwent Dragons, must play last season's Heineken Cup semi-finalists Perpignan, Exeter Chiefs and I Cavalieri Prato of Italy.

In pool five, Sale face French clubs Brive and Agen along with Spanish champions CR La Vila, who make their competition debut.

Tournament organisers have so far released details of dates and kick-off times for the first four rounds.

A full list of the pools for the 2011/12 European Challenge Cup can be found here.external-link

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