04 Jul 2017
Former Wallaby player, James O’Connor has now signed a new contract with English Club, Sale Sharks in a move from Toulon.
The new contract will last for three years.
O’Connor had previously said that he was keen to resume his international career with Australia and push for a Wallabies berth ahead of the 2019 World Cup holding in Japan.
However, he seems to have relegated that dream to the background and now resigned to plying his trade in Europe.
The 26 year old who had featured for Toulon since 2015 did not quite have a rosy time there. In February, he was involved in a cocaine bust in Paris, a case which left a big smear to his name.
It also opened up his move away from the club as the owner of the French giants
MouradBoudjellalstated that he was not likely to renew his contract.
Sharks confirmed the signing through Steve Diamond, Sharks Director of Rugby who noted that O’Connor was a world class player and would be a great addition to the team.
“He is a world class, versatile back that will add a lot to our game,” Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond told salesharks.com.
“He is the type of player that alongside a group of incredibly talented home grown lads, will help us as a club to push on and achieve the vision of our owners Simon Orange and Ged Mason.” he added.
O’Connor has previously featured for London Irish in the English Premiership and has also had Super Rugby stints with clubs like Queensland, Western Force and Melbourne.
The co-owner of the club, Simon Orange also stated that they were excited to have the player in the club and hopes he can bring the sparkle the team has been on the lookout for.