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Evans set for Toulon switch?

13th November 2013 09:16


Ian Evans British and Irish Lions Melbourne Rebels

Poised for Toulon move: Evans

There are no signs the Welsh "player exodus" is slowing down as reports in France suggest Ian Evans is in advanced talks with Toulon.

The Ospreys, Wales and British and Irish Lions lock is out of contract at the Liberty Stadium come the end of the season, and La Provence claims the Top 14 giants are close to securing his signature.

Were the move to materialise, it would come as another major blow for the Welsh Rugby Union, who have recently offered to centrally contract regional Wales stars to prevent them from leaving their home country.

The Evans report comes quickly off the back of Tuesday's news that centre Jonathan Davies will swap the Scarlets for Clermont in July 2014 on a two-year deal.

Should the second-row also switch to the Top 14 - as well as Davies - he will join the likes of compatriots Jamie Roberts, Dan Lydiate, James Hook, Lee Byrne and Luke Charteris.

Evans would also be joined at Toulon by hulking Georgian international, Mamuka Gorgodze, who has also reportedly agreed to sign a lucrative deal with Toulon from Montpellier.

"After lengthy negotiations, I have decided to sign for Toulon. I had several offers including Clermont and Perpignan. Montpellier advised me to wait, but I decided to act and I am committed verbally with Toulon," Gorgodze is quoted as telling

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