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Rugby star Jonny Wilkinson marries in France

Jonny Wilkinson and Shelley Jenkins pictured in 2011 Credit: Dylan Martinez/PA Wire

England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson has married his long-term girlfriend in a low-key ceremony in the south of France

The 34-year-old sportsman and Shelley Jenkins, 31, tied the knot in an intimate wedding in the town of Bandol yesterday.

The couple who have been together for eight years have been based in France since Wilkinson joined Toulon in 2009.

Mayor Christian Palix officiated the ceremony and said: "I told him that the town of Bandol was very honoured to marry him and I myself was very honoured to perform this marriage."

Jonny Wilkinson misses out on Lions squad

Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson kicks a penalty during the Heineken Cup, Semi-Final. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Jonny Wilkinson and England captain Chris Robshaw have not been named in the British and Irish Lions squad.

Head coach Warren Gatland named Sam Warburton as his captain in a squad that includes 15 Welshmen, 10 English, nine Irish and three Scots.

The squad will start the 10-match tour with a match against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on 1 June.

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