Toulon have already confirmed that they will next season add the likes of Gethin Jenkins, Delon & Guy Armitage, Andrew Sheridan, Chris Masoe, Maxime Mermoz and Frederic Michalak to their collection of galacticos at the Stade Mayol.
The constant announcements have, however, put a strain on the club’s resources.
“It’s easier this way,” a club spokesman told us. “If a player reaches the end of his contract at his club, whoever he is, I think it’s safe to assume that we’ll sign him.In other news, out-of-contract former England centre Mike Tindall is still searching for a club for next season.
“Have you any idea how much time and effort I have to put in to announcing new signings? Sometimes I even have to interrupt my lunch.
“The salary cap? Sorry I don’t understand the question.”