Michalak to join Toulon
December 23, 2011
Frederic Michalak © Getty Images
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has revealed that Frederic Michalak has agreed to join the club next summer.
According to Boudjellal, the former France international, who is currently plying his trade in South Africa with the Sharks, is almost certain to return to the Top 14 next July.
"Nothing has been signed but there is a verbal agreement on a contract for three years," the Toulon chief is quoted as saying by AFP.
"I think he will be a Toulon player next season. He has been impressed by the chance to play with Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau. We need four to five players of a very high level and, if he signs, Fred will be the start of that."
Boudjellal also revealed that Toulon intend to use the versatile half-back as a No.9, stating: "He will come and play at scrum-half [and] he knows that. His age and experience will help him in this position."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
"At the crux of this England team is a lack of fear, they are not afraid to throw playbooks out of the window." Tom Hamilton reports from Twickenham
"These little deft touches, the nuances O'Driscoll has perfected are what Ireland will miss most." Tom Hamilton on Brian O'Driscoll's final Test in Dublin
After Brian O'Driscoll's emotional final Ireland appearance on home soil, and seeing the Six Nations boil down to a three-horse race, we bring you the Weekend in Pictures
Last year's thrashing at the hands of Wales was not the first time England have fallen to their rivals. Scrum Sevens looks at whether they have bounced back the following year