Top 14 - Schofield signs for Toulon

PA Sport - Tue, 02 Feb 10:55:00 2010

Sale captain Dean Schofield has agreed a two-year deal with French club Toulon.

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Schofield, 31, will link up with England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson and his former Sale boss Philippe Saint-Andre at the end of this season.

Schofield, who has won two England caps, made his Sale debut in 2001.

And he now joins a number of England internationals currently plying their trade in France, following the likes of Wilkinson, Riki Flutey, James Haskell, Steve Thompson and Jamie Noon.

Schofield said: "I have just turned 31 years of age, and the opportunity to join Toulon gives me a chance to play in the French Top 14.

"I have made so many friends while playing for Sale Sharks and I am sure that, in years to come, I will be back sat in the stands watching the team play.

"I may have signed for Toulon, but there is a lot of rugby to be played this season and I am looking to finish my Sale Sharks career winning as many games as possible."

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