Wilkinson freed up for England return

<div>JONNY WILKINSON has been cleared&nbsp;to join up with his England&nbsp;team-mates next month by his club Toulon.<br /><br />Wilkinson, 30, was recalled to England&rsquo;s elite 32-man squad on Tuesday for the forthcoming autumn internationals.<br /><br />Coach Martin Johnson feared a backlash, however, as Wilkinson was ordered to meet up with the squad on August 9-14 - clashing with the start of Toulon&rsquo;s Top-14 campaign.<br /><br />But bosses of the French club insist they will allow the World Cup-winning fly-half, who signed a two-year deal at the club in May, to fulfil his international commitments.<br /><br />Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal said: &ldquo;We have signed a convention with the English federation. We will not oppose his presence in this training session, nor at any other. When we signed him, we knew that it could happen.&rdquo;<br /><br />Wilkinson has not played a competitive match since dislocating his shoulder playing for Newcastle back in October, but Boudjellal is happy to delay his eagerly-awaited debut.<br /><br />&ldquo;He needs to play, he knows that, and it is possible that he negotiates his presence with us,&rdquo; he added.<br /><br />Wilkinson&nbsp;joins Riki Flutey as the only France-based players in elite performance squad.</div>