Former Leinster hero Rocky Elsom on the verge of signing for Toulon
Published 25/02/2013 | 10:19
Leinster’s 2009 Heineken Cup hero, Rocky Elsom, is undergoing a medical at Toulon today with a view to signing for this season's tournament quarter-finalists.
The former Australia captain who was Man of the Match in Leinster Rugby's 2009 Heineken Cup final victory over Leicester Tigers at Murrayfield, could sign as cover before a permanent deal is penned. "If the medical is successful, then the player will sign with Toulon,'' said a club statement.
Elsom, a veteran of 75 internationals between 2005 and 2011, has suffered a series of groin injuries and also undergone shoulder surgery. His last club action came with New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby and in Japan with Kobelco Steelers.
The 30-year-old has been lined up to replace Stephane Munoz who has been out of action with a fractured orbital lobe since January.
Toulon play their Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leicester Tigers at Stade Mayol on Sunday, April 7.