Toulon cut for the Cup

  • Last Updated: April 29 2013, 10:51 BST

Bettingzone ante-post tips Toulon, are now 13/8 generally to lift the Heineken Cup.

Jonny Wilkinson kicked Toulon to the win
Jonny Wilkinson kicked Toulon to the win

Jonny Wilkinson kicked the French side into the final to justify Reece Killworth's lumpy 3pt each-way stake on them at 7/1 at the start of the campaign.

Clermont, who sealed their place in the final by beating Munster on Saturday, are general 4/7 favourites for the all-French affair.

Meanwhile, Wilkinson has kicked his way into contention for the Lions Tour according to Ladbrokes.

Following his ruthless display at Twickenham the bookies now rate him as an odds-on shot (5/6) to be included in the squad while his odds of starting the first test have also halved from 10/1 to 5/1. Wilkinson was available at 100/1 to start the first test when the book was first opened.

It's 150/1 history repeats itself and Wilkinson drops a goal in the last test to secure the tour while his price to win this year's BBC SPOTY award has been clipped to 50/1 in anticipation of a series-winning performance in Australia.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "Wilkinson was a huge outsider to start when betting began. It now looks like he'll get the call for the plane and punters will be hoping he takes his kicking boots with him."