Toulon To Tempt Irish Star

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

One Irish star returns home from France next season but another could be heading for the Top 14.

Gavin Cummiskey of The Irish Times reports that Toulon are trying to tempt Cian Healy by making him “the highest paid forward in Europe.” The prop’s current contract runs out after the 2015/16 season and Cummiskey says that Healy has been offered a three-year deal by the Top 14 side that may force the IRFU’s hand. It could possibly mean the IRFU having to renegotiate the 26-year-old’s contract earlier than anticipated. He may also become another player whose contract is topped through private investment.

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Toulon is owned by Mourad Boudjellal who came out today and said that Leigh Halfpenny’s contract could be terminated due to injuries.