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Saturday 21 April 2018

Former Leinster hero Rocky Elsom signs for Toulon

FORMER Leinster star and Australian captain Rocky Elsom has signed for French Top 14 leaders Toulon as a replacement for Stephane Munoz, who has been ruled out of the rest of the season after fracturing an eye socket.

Elsom, himself no stranger to the treatment table having suffered a series of groin and shoulder problems since the 2011 World Cup, underwent medical tests this week and is expected to start training next week.

Back-row forward Elsom, who celebrated his 30th birthday in February, played 75 times for Australia between 2005 and 2011 and also played a crucial role in Leinster's Heineken Cup triumph in 2009

Toulon could also use Elsom as cover for Argentina's Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe who is out of action with a ruptured spleen.

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