Turner heads to Toulon

Date published: August 3 2015

Toulon have boosted their wing stocks with the addition of Lachie Turner as a World Cup joker according to reports.

The 28-year-old arrives on a short-term deal from the Reds as Toulon look to cope without Bryan Habana and potentially Drew Mitchell during the World Cup.

Turner, who won 15 caps between 2008 and 2011, has endured an injury-hit couple of seasons and was set to play in the National Rugby Championship.

However he has instead decided to join the triple European champions according to the Courier Mail, with the possibility of staying in France longer term if he can impress.

Turner was not assured of a Super Rugby contract for next season, and Reds coach Richard Graham explained that it was an opportunity Turner couldn't afford to turn down.

"This is an opportunity for him to earn money and play some rugby," explained Graham.

Toulon have already brought in veteran Fijian winger Sireli Bobo as a medical joker this off-season.