England centre Ben Te’o has effectively brought an end to his international career by signing for Toulon on a short-term contract.
Overall he won 20 Test caps, including two for the British and Irish Lions during the 2017 tour of New Zealand, while scoring two tries.
His World Cup omission came two weeks after he was involved in a scuffle with team-mate Mike Brown during a social event at a squad training camp.
Te’o has been linked with a move to play in the Top League in Japan but will now stay with Toulon until November.
The news comes as a welcome boost for the French club, who have seen backs including Malakai Fekitoa, Josua Tuisova and Mathieu Bastareaud all leave the club this summer.