Top 14 - New Toulon deal for veteran Shaw

Wed, 16 May 10:13:00 2012

Simon Shaw will be the oldest player in the French Top 14 next season after signing a one-year contract extension with Toulon.

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The 38-year-old joined the Amlin Challenge Cup finalists after the Rugby World Cup in November last year, ending 14 seasons with Wasps.

Shaw is part of a strong English contingent at Toulon including Jonny Wilkinson and Steffon Armitage, who was recently named the Top 14's player of the season by Midi Olympique.

Toulon have strengthened their formidable squad further for next season, signing England international trio Andrew Sheridan, Nick Kennedy and Delon Armitage.

Shaw's new deal ties him to the ambitious club until June 2013.

Toulon finished the Top 14 regular season in third place and host Racing Metro in the play-offs on May 26.

Shaw will be back in Twickenham on Friday when Toulon tackle Biarritz at The Stoop after qualifying for their second Amlin Challenge Cup final.

PA Sport

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  1. From a Kiwi supporter..Total loss to the English­ game..Could of developed a young up and comer...Waste­ to French divisional rugby (Well done Toulon) A true­ Professional of the game testament by his age and still­ active duty.

    From Joe, on Thu 24 May 1:01
  2. What a workrate this guy has, remember the second lions­ test in 2009. A true great of the game.

    From MASON, on Wed 16 May 14:42
  3. Absolutely!! I second that comment! It's a shame so­ much other talent has crossed la Manche! We Import­ South Africans and export our lads.

    From Andy Aylesbury, on Wed 16 May 13:26
  4. Good luck to the old warrior. What a great example of­ dedication to his sport.

    From BOBROVNIK, on Wed 16 May 11:22
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