5 Oct 2012

Wilkinson not ruling out Lions cameo

11:44 am on 5 October 2012

Jonny Wilkinson isn't ruling out a return to rugby with the British and Irish Lions for their Australia 2013 tour.

Wilkinson says the 2001 test series defeat to the Wallabies was one of the biggest disappointments of his career and he has never won a series with the Lions since.

The Toulon first five eighth, who stood down from representing England in December last year after 91 tests, says he would welcome a return to the Lions setup.

Warren Gatland mentioned Wilkinson's name on his appointment as the Lions coach, confirming players not involved in test rugby would still be considered for selection.