Matt Giteau back on talking terms with mate Jonny Wilkinson after Australia star helps end Englands Rugby World Cup hopes

Matt Giteau back on talking terms with mate Jonny Wilkinson after Australia star helps end England's Rugby World Cup hopes Matt Giteau joked Jonny Wilkinson wouldn't answer his calls But after Australia knocked England out of World Cup, they've spoken Giteau was speaking in the 'Wilkinson Room' of The Lensbury hotelAustralia face Scotland in the quarter-finals on Saturday at 4pm It will be the Toulon fly-half and centre's 100th Test for the Wallabies Rugby World Cup 2015: CLICK HERE for all the latest news and more 

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Jonny Wilkinson is finally speaking to Matt Giteau after the Australian dumped England out of the World Cup.

Wilkinson refused to answer phone-calls from his Toulon team-mate but has finally relented more than a week after Australia knocked England out at Twickenham.

‘I would have had the press conference moved if I had known that,’ joked Giteau when it was pointed out to him that Australia are holding their press briefings in the ‘Wilkinson Room’ of their hotel in Teddington.

Australia centre Matt Giteau poses on the bank of The Thames at the Wallabies' new base, The Lensbury 

Australia centre Matt Giteau poses on the bank of The Thames at the Wallabies' new base, The Lensbury 

Giteau (right), with Aussie captain Stephen Moore, walk ahead of their side's preparations for the quarter-finals

Giteau (right), with Aussie captain Stephen Moore, walk ahead of their side's preparations for the quarter-finals

Giteau takes it easy and keeps warm during Australia's training session on Tuesday in London

Giteau takes it easy and keeps warm during Australia's training session on Tuesday in London

Giteau (right) says his mate Jonny Wilkinson is speaking to him again after his side sealed England's fate

Giteau (right) says his mate Jonny Wilkinson is speaking to him again after his side sealed England's fate

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‘Jonny is around and everyone loves him. I’m no different I just like having a go at him.

‘He finally swallowed his pride and gave me a call. We get along really well. He is a great mate of mine and we talk constantly — not just about rugby but different things.’

Giteau, who will make his 100th international appearance in Sunday’s quarter-final against Scotland, admits he is amazed to still be on the scene after being given a score of minus four by then-coach Eddie Jones after his Test debut against England in 2002.

On reaching the landmark 100 caps, Giteau said: ‘I remember my Test debut. We had a scoring system where for everything positive you got a point and everything negative you lost one. I think I am the only player to finish on minus four. 

Wilkinson (left, holding The Webb Ellis Cup alongside Prince Harry) has called Giteau after refusing to do so

Wilkinson (left, holding The Webb Ellis Cup alongside Prince Harry) has called Giteau after refusing to do so

England legend Wilkinson tackles Giteau at Twickenham in November 2009 The duo join together to bring down Saracens prop Mako Vunipola in their time together at Toulon in France's Top 14

England legend Wilkinson tackles Giteau at Twickenham in November 2009 (left); but the duo became friends at Toulon (right, bringing down Mako Vunipola), leading the French Top 14 side to domestic and European glory

Giteau (above diving over to score a try in the corner against England) plays his 100th Test against Scotland

Giteau (above diving over to score a try in the corner against England) plays his 100th Test against Scotland

Baby-faced Giteau in 2002, the year he made his Wallabies debut against England at Twickenham

Baby-faced Giteau in 2002, the year he made his Wallabies debut against England at Twickenham

‘After that game I didn’t think I’d get past one cap, so 100 is very special.’ 

Giteau is hoping that London's large population of Australian ex-pats will be out in force to support the Wallabies on Sunday.

'You want as much support as you can muster, especially away from home,' added Giteau, who insisted he took no pleasure in dumping England out. 

'Our goal was never to get anyone out of any competition. History has shown that no team has lost a game and gone on to win to the World Cup, so for us it is all about building.' 

Australia players warm up in Teddington on Tuesday as they prepare to take on the Scots on Sunday

Australia players warm up in Teddington on Tuesday as they prepare to take on the Scots on Sunday

Michael Hooper (right) will return to the Wallabies line-up after being suspended for a hit on Mike Brown

Michael Hooper (right) will return to the Wallabies line-up after being suspended for a hit on Mike Brown

Aussie forward James Slipper shapes to offload as Australia get accustomed to their new surrounds 

Aussie forward James Slipper shapes to offload as Australia get accustomed to their new surrounds 

Kane Douglas (right) trains after impressing for Australia in their incredible defensive display against Wales 

Kane Douglas (right) trains after impressing for Australia in their incredible defensive display against Wales 

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