Monday 22 January 2018

Toulon deny O'Connell rumour


EUROPEAN champions Toulon have dismissed reports that Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has signed a contract with them.

Toulon were linked with 35-year-old O'Connell in the aftermath of Sunday's European Champions Cup semi-final victory over Leinster in Marseille.

But in a statement posted on the club's official website yesterday, Toulon moved to distance themselves from a swoop for Munster's three-time British and Irish Lions star O'Connell. "The Rugby Club Toulon, accustomed to all sorts of rumours about future potential recruits, holds still to deny what some see as information - namely the signing of the second-row Paul O'Connell" the club said.

"The Rugby Club Toulon cautions that Paul O'Connell has not signed a contract with Toulon Rugby Club, and the alleged contacts between the player and the 'Red and Black' are pure speculation."

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