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Webb to leave Toulon and return to Wales

Rhys Webb will leave Toulon at the end of the season and return to Wales, the Top 14 club have announced.

Wales scrum-half Webb asked to be released from his contract a year early for family reasons – his wife and three children moved back to Wales in January 2019 – and Toulon obliged.

According to reports, the 31-year-old will join the Ospreys or the Dragons for the 2020-21 Pro14 season, something that would enable him to resume his international career.

In a statement posted on Toulon’s official website, Webb said: “I would like to thank the club for the welcome and support it has given me since I joined last season.

“It has been and remains an honour to play for this great club. I loved all the time I spent here and I would especially like to thank my team-mates, coaches, supporters and all those who are now like friends and family for life.

“It was difficult for me to be away from my family and my young children. From now on, I am determined to give my best for the club until the end of the season and I hope we will get the victories the club deserves.”

Webb has made 26 appearances for Toulon and scored three tries. His last Wales cap came against South Africa in December 2017.

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