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Ryan Lamb excited by Jonny Wilkinson clash

Ryan Lamb
Lamb joined the Exiles from Gloucester in 2009

London Irish fly-half Ryan Lamb says he is relishing the chance to measure himself against Jonny Wilkinson.

Irish host Wilkinson's Toulon on Sunday in the Heineken Cup, a game Lamb describes as a "massive test".

He told BBC Berkshire: "Jonny's a legend of the game and there are no superlatives left to say about him.

"But as much as you respect him as a player and as a person, when you go out onto the pitch you have to worry about your own game."

He added: "When I was growing up and at school, Jonny was a big influence.

"But I don't think my game compares - I think I play a little bit differently. He's a fantastic goal-kicker and knows what to do in any situation - he'll keep us guessing and with the players he has around him they'll be very dangerous."

Lamb is approaching the end of a two-year contract at London Irish, having signed from Gloucester in 2009. But he says he has no intention of looking to move on.

"I'd love to stay here and I think Toby [Booth] and Catty (Mike Catt) know that," he said. "We're going through talks at the moment and these things take time.

"Hopefully I'll get it sorted before Christmas and cement my future at London Irish because they've been fantastic to me.

"With the players and the squad that we've got at the moment, I know we can win things. We just need to put the pieces of the puzzle together and if we do that then this is going to be a fantastic place to play your rugby."



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