Toulon rope in Jake

Struggling French club Toulon have acquired the services of Jake White as an adviser.

The World Cup-winning coach will only be with the club from 3-22 December, but president Mourad Boudjellal believes any input can help at this stage. Toulon are currently at 11th in the French domestic competition.

“Even I have my limitations and may still be in certain respects a president of a second division club, who for so long dreamed of gaining promotion,” said Boudjellal. “I want to find out what is not working and that is why I have looked outside the club for an opinion.”

John Connolly was initially brought in to aid Tana Umaga but clashed with the incumbent manager and was quickly removed.