Orioli announces Toulon departure

Date published: November 28 2016

Toulon hooker Jean-Charles Orioli has announced that he will end his 15-year association with the club at the end of the season.

Orioli came through the club’s academy, joining at the age of 12, and has been part of their Champions Cup and Top 14 triumphs in recent years.

The 27-year-old was recently in action for the French Barbarians against a Wallaby XV, but has never been fully capped by his country.

Orioli announced the news on his Twitter page, saying: “It is with a heavy heart that I will be leaving Toulon at the end of the season… thank you for everything! 15 great years in red and black.”