Petti linked with Toulon

Date published: August 22 2016

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Argentina second row Guido Petti could sign for Top 14 giants Toulon in the coming days according to reports in France.

Petti, 21, was on the bench for Los Pumas last weekend during their defeat to South Africa in Nelspruit.

Midi Olympique report that Petti is set to join Toulon on a two-year deal as the club look to stock up in the second row.

Juandré Kruger, Jocelino Suta and Romain Taofifénua are the current locks in the squad, with Mamuka Gorgodze and Samu Manoa viewed as back row players capable of providing cover.

Petti's move would require a release from his deal with the UAR and also bring a temporary end to his international career, given the governing body's new directive to not select players based overseas or not involved with the Super Rugby franchise the Jaguares, aside from Brumbies scrum-half Tomás Cubelli.

Petti has made 14 starts in 16 Tests for Argentina since making his debut in 2014.

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