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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 October, 2003, 10:14 GMT 11:14 UK
Wilkinson vows to improve
Jonny Wilkinson (centre)
Wilkinson is unhappy with his performance
England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has confessed he was unhappy with his performance against South Africa on Saturday, despite scoring 20 points.

The Newcastle captain grabbed two drop goals, four penalties and a conversion to seal a vital win for his side.

But he struggled kicking out of hand and has promised his team-mates has will learn from the experience.

"You feel immediate relief after a game like ours on Saturday, but even though we beaten South Africa, I also felt an immediate disappointment," he said.

"The goalkicking was good but, from an individual point of view, I wasn't pleased with the way I played.

I just didn't make the best of what happened on the field
Jonny Wilkinson
"There was a lot of anxiety, nerves and expectation.

"The Springboks put us under huge pressure, but I've been put under pressure before and kicked out of hand better than that.

"I just didn't make the best of what happened on the field on Saturday. Once you get out there, its up to you to react to what's put in front of you.

"That's why I'm unhappy. I didn't react as I'd have liked.

"Some people might think that I put too much pressure on myself, but its not that. I just did things technically and tactically I hope I wouldn't do again," he told The Times.





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