posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 06:08 PM
Newcastle Falcons began pre-season training on Monday without Jonny Wilkinson but the England fly-half is set to play a part in his club's upcoming
Wilkinson underwent neck surgery in February and appears to have made a full recovery.
He has been training with the Zurich Premiership club for some time and has been been given the all-clear from his medical team to take a full part in
pre-season, including contact work.
Meanwhile, new signings Matt Burke and Semo Sititi are still away on international duty with Australia and Samoa respectively and those who have taken
part in summer tours have either a week or a fortnight to recover before joining in training.