Toulon tags another Saffa

Sharks hooker Craig Burden is off to Toulon after the French club giants failed to lure Springbok Bismarck du Plessis.

Burden will join the club on a trial with the option of a long-term contract.

Joe van Niekerk, Danie Rossouw, Juan Smith, Bakkies Botha, Bryan Habana and Michael Claassens are the high profile South African players contributing to Toulon’s cause.

Van Niekerk and Botha are the longest serving at Toulon with Rossouw joining them last season and Habana and Claassens new recruits this year.

Victor Matfield, Lawrence Sephaka and Norman Jordaan have also played for Toulon in the last five seasons.