RUMOUR | Newcastle Falcons fan favourite to leave with immediate effect
According to the French press, Tonga international Sonatane Takulua will join Toulon with immediate effect.
The scrum-half will reportedly sign a contract which will tie him to the three-time European champions until June 2022.
BIENVENUE au 1/2 de mêlée Sonatane Takulua👍🏻👏🏻❤️🖤
Le demi de mêlée samoan s’est engagé ✅ avec effet immédiat jusqu’en 2022
Puissant(1m76, 96 kgs), rapide mais également buteur, il évoluait depuis 2015 à Newcastle(29 ans, 38 sél)et a disputé les Coupes du monde 2015 et 2019 pic.twitter.com/jPGy0GKwBh
— Les Z’acrau du RCT (@leszacrau) February 19, 2020
Voted Newcastle player of the year for the 2018/2019 season, Takulua is also one of the top scorers in his championship.
So inevitably, Falcons supporters were shocked to learn of the departure of one of their star players, and that with immediate effect.
There has been no official confirmation from Championship league-leaders yet, but it’s believed they’ve received a fee for the 29-year-old.