England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson has lent his support to France's bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Wilkinson, who now plays for French outfit Toulon, is England's all-time leading points scorer and is now making waves across the English Channel.
And to ingratiate himself even further with the locals, the 31-year-old has backed the country's campaign to stage the Ryder Cup in seven years time.
The fly-half often puts on his golf clothing to enjoy a round in his spare time, and he explained why he wants France to host the tournament.
"I feel part of a big movement here at Toulon and furthermore am honoured at the warmth of the reception I have received right across France," he commented.
"With the 2018 Ryder Cup set to take place on mainland Europe I am delighted to get behind France's bid to host the Ryder Cup in 2018."