Rugby-Italy flyhalf Garbisi joins Toulon from Montpellier


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  • Friday, 16 Feb 2024

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2023 - Pool A - New Zealand v Italy - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - September 29, 2023 Italy's Paolo Garbisi reacts REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/ File photo

(Reuters) - Italian flyhalf Paolo Garbisi has joined Toulon from fellow Top 14 club Montpellier, his new club said on Thursday.

Garbisi has 33 caps for Italy, and has been at Montpellier since 2021 and won the Top 14 in 2022, after joining from Benetton where he won the Pro14 Rainbow Cup in 2021.

The 23-year-old, whose younger brother Alessandro is also an Italy international, started both recent Six Nations defeats by Ireland and England. Toulon say he will join after the end of the Six Nations tournament.

The move comes after French hooker Christopher Tolofua went in the opposite direction, signing with Montpellier until 2027.

(Reporting by Trevor Stynes; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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