24 Dec 2013

O'Connor set to join European champions Toulon

11:30 am on 24 December 2013

The exiled former Wallaby James O'Connor is set to join European champions Toulon next season, putting his 2015 Rugby World Cup in doubt.

O'Connor is currently playing with London Irish after his Australian contract was withdrawn following a string of off-field incidents.

That deal was until the end of the English Premiership season with O'Connor initially stating his intentions to return for the 2015 Super Rugby season and play with the Western Force.

But French media is reporting the 23-year-old utility back will now play for Toulon, alongside former Wallabies Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell.