Toulon sign medical joker at hooker

Date published: March 7 2017

Toulon have moved to replace the injured Jean-Charles Orioli by signing Georgia international Shalva Mamukashvili as a medical joker.

Orioli ruptured knee ligaments last weekend and will now miss the rest of the season.

Mamukashvili joins the three-time European champions from Montpellier, while he has also played for l’Armia Tbilissi,  Sale Sharks and Glasgow Warriors.

The 26-year-old has won 43 caps for his country and could play a prominent role over the new few weeks with Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado captaining France in the Six Nations.

Toulon’s other hookers include Frenchman Anthony Étrillard and another Georgia international in 21-year-old Badri Alkhazashvili.

Photo credit: RC Toulon website

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