Jonny Wilkinson signs one-year extension with Toulon

Jonny Wilkinson
Wikinson signed for the French side from Newcastle in 2009

Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has extended his contract with Toulon for another year.

Wilkinson, who announced his retirement from international rugby on Monday, took up the option for an additional year on the deal he signed in 2009.

The 32-year old signed for the French side after 12 seasons with Newcastle.

The club said in a statement:external-link "After having taken the decision to stop his international career, Jonny Wilkinson has taken another important decision."

Wilkinson, has made a big impact following his move to the Stade Mayol, scoring 302 points in his first season while helping Philippe Saint-Andre's side reach the final of the European Challenge Cup, where they lost to Cardiff Blues in Marseille.

"For me now, I will continue to focus ever harder on my goal of being the very best I can be with Toulon, and continue to embrace and enjoy wherever that path takes me," he said when confirming his international retirement on Monday.

Wilkinson, England's World Cup-winning fly-half in 2003, established himself as one of the greatest kickers in the sport's history during a stellar 13-year Test career.

He scored 1,246 test points - second only to New Zealand number 10 Dan Carter - in 91 tests with England and six with the British and Irish Lions.