It’s official – in a move that will set off a domino effect (for the likes of Dan Carter and Gaffie du Toit at least), France international flyhalf Frederic Michalak has signed a three-year deal with his former club Toulouse, according to the French Top 14 club’s website and the following report from rugby365.com.
Michalak left Toulouse, for whom he had played the past six previous seasons, last year to join South African Super 14 side the Sharks.
According to Toulouse, the Frenchman will return to Toulouse in October, once he has finished playing for the Sharks in their Currie Cup campaign.
After days of speculation on his eventual return to France, the 25-year-old player told L’Equipe newspaper he has now made up his mind.
“A lot of clubs came up with great offers, as much on the sporting as the financial level,” he said.
I’ve always felt very close to Toulouse, but I still needed a bit of time to consider my options, to decide,” added the No.10.
Michalak, who has won 50 caps for France, is reported to have received offers from Biarritz, second division side Toulon and from several English clubs.
He is currently sidelined until the end of July with a left knee ligament injury.Tweet