TRANSFER NEWS | Springbok star becomes highest paid forward in the world

Eben Etzebeth on Thursday penned a new deal with Toulon, keeping him at the French Top 14 side until 2024, the club announced.

The 28-year-old arrived at the three-time European champions in December 2019 having featured in the Springboks’ World Cup triumph in Japan.

The French press have reported that the towering forward will now earn over £1m per season.

He had played eight times for his new club when the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The South African star, who stands at 2.03m and weighs in at 122kg, will also coach the young players at the club, said Toulon.

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