Gloucester Rugby today announces that hooker, Jack Singleton, has joined Toulon on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 season.
Singleton will head to the mediterranean coast with immediate effect, returning to the Cherry & Whites ahead of the 2024/25 season.
The 27-year-old hooker makes his way to France following a difficult year for him, having suffered a significant leg injury playing against Northampton Saints last season. He has spent the best part of 12-months diligently rehabbing with the Gloucester Rugby medical team.
With the Cherry & Whites still boasting two international hookers in George McGuigan and Santiago Socino, Director of Rugby, George Skivington, explained that the opportunity in Toulon will allow Singleton regular rugby at the right level following his extended absence.
“Jack has worked incredibly hard to return to full fitness following a nasty injury last season.
"When this opening came up, we felt that it would be a good opportunity for Jack to get some regular rugby under his belt to help him get back to the levels we saw from him before his injury.
“With the injuries we had last season at hooker, we obviously brought in George McGuigan to support Santi Socino, and then we had Seb Blake impressively step up from the academy, so we feel that hooker remains a strong position for us.
“We wish Jack all the best in Toulon, and we’re looking forward to having him back with us in the summer.”