Super Rugby

R17m a year persuades Etzebeth to quit SA for Toulon

Eben Etzebeth (Gallo)
Eben Etzebeth (Gallo)

Paris - Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth and New Zealand wing Nehe Milner-Skudder will join Toulon, the club's president Mourad Boudjellal announced on Thursday.

Etzebeth, who has 75 Springbok caps, has signed a two-year deal with the Top 14 outfit and 2015 Rugby World Cup winner Milner-Skudder will feature for the side for three seasons.

According to Toulon's official website, Etzebeth will join the French club at the end of the World Cup in Japan next year.

According to French publication, Minute Sports Rugby, the 26-year-old could earn in excess of €1 million (about R17 million) a year at Toulon.

Meanwhile, other internationals in Argentina back-row Facundo Isa and Frenchman Anthony Belleau have extended their contracts until 2022 with the club.

Etzebeth will join fellow South Africans Marcel van der Merwe, Juandre Kruger, Jacques Potgieter and JP Pietersen at the club.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24