Toulon target All Blacks duo

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:02
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NEWS: Israel Dagg and Malakai Fekitoa have become the latest players who are rumoured to be heading to French side Toulon.

According to Stuff, Dagg and Fekitoa met up with Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal at a hotel in Paris.

The fullback Dagg is one of the key players in Steve Hansen's All Black set-up and his form in 2016 will surely ensure him a place in the squad come 2019 Rugby World Cup.

But a hefty paycheck could see the player set sail to France given the vast interest in  Dagg.   

Toulon do face stiff competition from Bordeaux and Toulouse for Dagg's signature.

As for Fekitoa, the French newspaper Midi Olympique said Toulon didn't face any competition for his services, but an offer was yet to be made. They were waiting until the futures of Ma'a Nonu and Maxime Mermoz is decided.

While, Aaron Cruden could be headed to Montpellier if the French rumour mill is to be believed.

Montpellier face competition from La Rochelle, according to Midi Olympique, but lack of financial resources could see the flyhalf head to Montpellier.