Toulon rule out Jamie Roberts recruitment

Jamie Roberts

Toulon are not interested in signing Wales centre Jamie Roberts next year.

The British and Irish Lion is in the final year of his Cardiff Blues contract and the 26-year-old says he is undecided on his future.

Roberts has been linked with a move to France, with Toulouse and Racing Metro still thought to be interested.

Toulon coach Bernard Laporte confirmed to BBC Scrum V presenter Ross Harriesexternal-link that the big-spending French side was "not in the market" for another centre.

The Top 14 side already have former Australia playmaker Matt Giteau, plus French centres Mathieu Bastareaud, Maxime Mermoz and Geoffroy Messina competing for places in the midfield.

Additionally, Laporte also revealed that Toulon have reached their 14-man quota of non-France qualified players.

Wales prop Gethin Jenkins, a former Blues team-mate of Roberts', is the only Welshman in the star-studded squad at Stade Felix Mayol.

Toulon travel to Wales to take on the Blues in their Heineken Cup clash this Sunday.

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