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Ayumu Goromaru presented as a Toulon player

  • Ayumu Goromaru has been presented as a Toulon player today
  • The Japanese fullback previously signed to Australian club, the Queensland Reds, but is currently sidelined after picking up an injury
  • The move has been predicted for months and was finally confirmed earlier this month
Toulon have presented Japan international Ayumu Goromaru, who will play for them next year after joining from Super Rugby side Queensland Reds.

“There is no other club like it in across the whole world.” revealed the Japanese fullback.

Goromaru shot to stardom after he kicked 24 points in the Brave Blossoms’ 34-32 stunning upset win over South Africa at the World Cup last year.

The fullback, who is known for his distinctive goal-kicking stance, has a huge following in Japan.

Toulon, France’s wealthiest club, said that Goromaru had signed a one year contract to play for them with a one year extension on option.

“He is an excellent player and an excellent kicker,” said club owner Mourad Boudjellal.

“He is joining us to become the first Japanese player to win a major title in Europe and to work with Jonny Wilkinson who will train him to get ready for the World Cup in Japan.”