VIDEO: Gavin Hastings says Ex-England hero and Newcastle Falcons star Jonny Wilkson should be in British Lions squad

FORMER British and Irish Lions captain Gavin Hastings has said he expects to see Jonny Wilkinson in the fabled red jersey on this summer’s tour to Australia.

The possibility of World Cup hero Wilkinson joining next month’s British and Irish Lions tour of Australia is still alive after the fly-half indicated he would “happily” fly out as a replacement if required

Jonny Wilkinson kicks for Toulon during the Amlin Challenge Cup Final match at the RDS, Dublin.

Jonny Wilkinson kicks for Toulon during the Amlin Challenge Cup Final match at the RDS, Dublin.

Wilkinson, the recently crowned European player of the year, was omitted from the original party because of his end-of-season club commitments with Toulon.