Tana Umaga will play his first match for Toulon on Friday after securing his playing licence.
The former All Blacks centre has been involved with the French club as a manager but recently decided he would adopt a more hands-on approach by re-taking the field. Umaga will start against Stade Francais in Paris this Friday.
Umaga had hoped to begin his playing stint on 30 January against Mont-de-Marsan but his player registration had not yet been received.
Club president Mourad Boudjellal confirmed the paperwork is now in order and Umaga will travel with team to Paris as a player.
“We received the letter on Tuesday morning,” Boudjellal said. “It was one of the most important letters of the year.
“But we will be even happier at kick-off, when he can express himself on the pitch, when he can give all he can for this club and this team.”
Toulon are in a fight to avoid Top 14 relegation and currently sit third from bottom on the log.