"Medical joker" - England international joins Toulon with immediate effect from Gloucester - Ruck

“Medical joker” – England international joins Toulon with immediate effect from Gloucester

In a surprising move, reports emerging from France indicate that England hooker Jack Singleton has swiftly joined Toulon as a medical joker, marking an immediate departure from his current club, Gloucester.

Singleton, who inked a fresh deal with Gloucester just this past May, initially joined the Cherry and Whites from Saracens in 2020, amassing over 50 appearances for the team during his tenure.

The three-times capped international has faced a challenging period since last December, enduring a serious leg injury that necessitated surgery.

The unfortunate incident occurred during a match against Northampton, where Singleton was stretchered off after sustaining an injury in the 32nd minute.

Despite making a return this season and featuring in two matches, the hooker has encountered difficulties in solidifying his place within the Gloucester squad. The sudden move to Toulon adds a new chapter to Singleton’s career, raising questions about the future trajectory of the talented player.

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Rugby World Cup referee’s name the worst players to referee:

In fairness, dissent in international rugby isn’t as big of a problem compared to something like football. But who are the worst players to manage in rugby history? 

Well, we’ve discovered quotes from six of the world’s finest officials down the years who told stories about trying to control some of football’s bad boys.

Interestingly, one name cropped up on three occasions…

Matthew Carley – Steve Borthwick

On Borthwick: “A difficult question. When I first started refereeing in the Premiership Steve Borthwick was one of the guys who was pretty intimidating.

“He saw that everything was on ‘his terms, whether you like it or not’. He had such presence. I think you learn how to deal with people like that as a ref, but Steve Borthwick, was as tough as they come.”