Reports in France claim Brookes signed by Toulon, du Preez also on their radar


Wasps mainstay Kieran Brookes is set to leave the Gallagher Premiership five years after making the last of his 16 appearances for England. The tighthead was a regular on the bench when Stuart Lancaster was in charge of the English setup.
However, only one of his caps since leaving Lancaster after the World Cup after 2015 has fallen under current boss Eddie Jones and Midi Olympique has now announced Brookes will join Toulon in the Top 14 next season from Wasps. .

The very experienced 30-year-old has toured the Premiership over the past decade, playing for Newcastle, Leicester and Northampton before joining Wasps in 2018 where he enjoyed a renaissance in the club’s race to the 2019 League Final. / 20. In England.

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This campaign ultimately takes a cruel turn for the sideline – after appearing in 18 of their 23 games to reach the decider he was ruled out following a Covid outbreak at the club on the eve of the flagship match against Exeter at Twickenham .

“I was absolutely gutted,” Brookes said in a recent interview with the Daily Mail. “I was distraught. It would have been my first final. I tested negative but my roommate tested positive and through contact tracing I had to go into isolation. She’s a physio at the club, so she was devastated to miss the final as well. ”

With the busy season of transfer negotiations giving a boost to the new year in France, Brookes is not the only England player to be in Toulon’s sights as Midi has also signaled that the club are keen to secure the signature of Worcester. Cornell row of the Preez.

The South African, almost 30, has nine caps for Scotland since making his Six Nations debut in 2017 against England at Twickenham. He spent five seasons in Edinburgh before taking on the challenge of playing in the Premiership.


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