Stormers in the dark as Etzebeth announced by French club Toulon

Toulon have announced that Springbok and Stormers lock Eben Etzebeth will be joining the French club after next year’s World Cup in Japan. Toulon’s website announced that Etzebeth will join on a two year multi-millon Rand deal, as they look to re-build their Top 14 side. However this news has come as a shock to Western Province rugby CEO Paul Zacks, who says the first they heard about Etzebeth’s impending move was in the media yesterday. Zacks says the news came as a complete surprise and he says they will be writing a letter to SA Rugby to discuss the protocol. Zacks does not want to put all the blame on the player, and says that he has problems with the lack of communication regarding this deal.