Jack Singleton reported to join Toulon as a medical joker

Jack Singleton signed a contract extension with Gloucester last May
Jack Singleton signed a contract extension with Gloucester last May
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Gloucester hooker Jack Singleton is set to become the latest England international to head to France according to reports.

According to L’Equipe, Singleton is set to follow the footsteps of Lewis Ludlam to Top 14 club Toulon as a medical joker.

The news follows despite Singleton signing a contract extension with his current club Gloucester which he signed in May but his appearances has been limited following a leg surgery that he underwent in December last year.

The 27-year-old started his professional rugby career with Worcester Warriors in 2016 and after making 65 appearances for them he made a switch to Saracens in 2019 before joining the Cherry and Whites in 2020. He made his Test debut for England in 2019 and also featured for England Under 20 side on 10 occasions in 2016.

“Another Englishman in the harbour? After David Ribbans (28) arrived after the World Cup, and before Kyle Sinckler (30) and Lewis Ludlam (27) next season, Toulon are taking a close interest in another England international," read the report from L’Equipe.

“According to our information, it is Jack Singleton, the Gloucester hooker (27 years old, three caps). The file is well underway.

“Due to the injury of Teddy Baubigny (fractured hand) and the ongoing injury of Anthony Etrillard (achilles tendon), RCT is in difficulty and needs to be strengthened.

“But not just any old way. ‘We’re not going to take someone for the sake of taking someone,’ said manager Pierre Mignoni on Saturday night after the 41-19 win over Castres. It is certainly a bit of a rush, but Beka (Gigashvili) and Kieran (Brookes) can help out. In haste, mistakes can be made. If we have a good opportunity we will take it, otherwise we will do nothing’.”