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Nehe Milner Skudder; the All Blacks outside back that lit up the 2015 Rugby World cup has confirmed that he shall be joining French Top 14 “money bags” Toulon. The All Blacks player had initially hoped to be in contention for a World cup place next year but is now scheduled to join Toulon at the end of June following the end of Super Rugby 2019.
This is highly attributed to the increasing depth in the All Blacks ranks for the full back, wing and outside centre positions which he appears not to be first or even second choice in the eyes of Steve Hansen – a fact that made him commit his career to the French club.
After intense rumours, it has also been confirmed that Springboks Lock Eben Etzebeth shall also be joining Toulon after the 2019 rugby World cup in a bid to strengthen their ranks with more world class internationals. Eben signed a two year deal with Toulon effective late 2019.
Toulon has gone through a lot of struggles this year and has considered it to be fitting enough to strengthen their ranks even further as they aim to reclaim their place at the helm of French and European rugby.
Sam Whitelock of the All Blacks has also been rumoured to be taking the same route – keep it Kratos for more of these updates.