Wilkinson escapes citing charge

Written by Jonathan Burt (VinChainSaw)

Posted in :In the news on 5 Feb 2008 at 10:40

The BBC reports that England’s Jonny Wilkinson will not be cited for his challenge on Jonathan Thomas during Saturday’s Six Nations defeat by Wales.

Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson denied injuring Jonathan Thomas

Wilkinson’s arm smashed into Thomas’ face, but there appeared to be no malice on the England star’s behalf, while Wales did not make any protest.

Thomas, who left the pitch dazed and with blood seeping from his mouth, will continue to undergo tests this week.

Wilkinson has denied it was his tackle that injured the Wales flanker.

“There has been speculation that it was my tackle that led to it,” he wrote in his Times column.

Replay: Watch Wilkinson’s tackle on Thomas

“I feel that it was not my tackle and it is always very sad to see a player going off injured.

“I stand firmly against foul play in the game. It has never been my desire or intention to be involved in anything like that and neither will it ever be.”

Thomas, 25, is being assessed by the Wales medical team and is a doubt for Saturday’s Six Nations game with Scotland at the Millennium Stadium.


  • I personally didnt think there was too much in it but then Butch was cited and banned for similar tackles.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.02.08 10:52:59 by Vinnie Reply
  • test 3

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.02.08 11:06:59 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish

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