The other Jonny

The other Jonny

There’s a lot of brouhaha going on in Strasbourg about Johnny Hallyday’s concert at the Zenith last night, and fair enough, as it’s supposed to be his last tour (yeah right).

However another artist named Jonny is also hitting the headlines, and one that, personally, I am more inclined to go and see perform. Jonny Wilkinson, the star of English rugby who, as I predicted well over a year ago, made the move to Toulon from Newcastle earlier this year to revive his flagging career.

However his success in France since the start of the season has been largely ignored by the British rugby-going public mainly because the LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) gets precisely zero coverage in the UK. I am sure Monsieur Wilkinson is not particularly bothered about this – as the British press have not exactly been positive about his chances of return to form.

Anyway, for all you English rugby fans out there, I have decided to create a Jonny-Wilk-o-meter (see sidebar >>) to help you track his performance week to week in the 2009/2010 French league.

Altogether now: Allez Toulon!

By | 2017-01-06T11:16:43+00:00 October 8th, 2009|Strasbourg|5 Comments

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  1. Jean-Christophe Caurette October 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Tu remarqueras quand même le lien avec Strasbulles grâce au beau logo sur son tee-shirt 😉

  2. Jean-Christophe Caurette October 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Tu remarqueras quand même le lien avec Strasbulles grâce au beau logo sur son tee-shirt 😉

  3. Jean-Christophe Caurette October 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Tu remarqueras quand même le lien avec Strasbulles grâce au beau logo sur son tee-shirt 😉

  4. Bart October 9, 2009 at 8:22 am - Reply

    If you were watching France 4 last night, and saw the Worcester v Montpellier match – you would have seen an interview with JW at half time.

    Toulon play Sarries next week in the first round of the European Challenge Cup and Jonny is expected to play.

    JW was given the option of being interviewed in French or English, and bravely chose French, although he confessed he knows he makes ‘beaucoup des erreurs’ … don’t we all Jonny. My only gripe is that his accent is still very Frimley.

    Come on fella – pout a bit more, shrug, chuck in the odd ‘ben’, try slurring even – we know you can do it! I expect to hear an improvement next time.

  5. Bart October 16, 2009 at 8:54 am - Reply

    JW chalked up his first points in the Amlin European Challenge Cup last night against Saracens in Toulon: 4 penalties and 2 conversions, and so played no small part in the home side’s victory 31-23.

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