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Ace Wilko brings a halt to Sarries run

<strong>TOULON (31</strong>) vs<strong> SARACENS (13)</strong><br />FIT-AGAIN fly-half Jonny Wilkinson gave England onlookers something to think about as he inflicted a first defeat of the season on Saracens in the Challenge Cup.<br /><br />The 30-year-old kicked 16 points to help ambitious French outfit Toulon to a 31-23 victory against the Premiership leaders.<br /><br />It completed a satisfactory night for watching England attacks coach Brian Smith and defence coach Mike Ford, who also saw captain Steve Borthwick make a successful return to the action for Sarries following a serious eye injury.<br /><br />Wilkinson is enjoying a storming start for Phillippe Saint-Andre&rsquo;s star-studded side after a long list of injuries &ndash; and still he believes there is plenty more to come.<br /><br />&ldquo;Do I see this as a new beginning for me? Yes,&rdquo;he said. &ldquo;I hope it is something that I can keep going and I can last at. I am just enjoying myself and trying to build on my own performances as well.&rdquo;<br /><br />It took Saracens almost an hour to breach the Toulon defence when Wikus van Heerden powered over.<br /><br />By then, however, Toulon had built themselves a steady lead having already scored three times, while Wilkinson had kicked over four penalties and two conversions.<br /><br />A late interception try from Richard Haughton made for a frantic finale but despite 13 points from the boot of Derrick Hougaard, Brendan Venter&rsquo;s side failed to claim a losing bonus point.<br />