All Black outside back Nehe Milner-Skudder's 3-year deal with Toulon might never come to terms following reports that the French giants are losing faith in the injured 28-year-old.
Milner-Skudder was forced to undergo another surgery on his troublesome shoulder back in June this year due to complications arising from an earlier procedure.
His trouble with injuries meant that he did not feature in a single game for the Hurricanes in 2019 and was ruled out of All Blacks selection for the 2019 World Cup.
According to reports, Milner-Skudder's contract has not yet been approved by the French League as he must have a medical examination, which might not happen due to his shoulder problems.
Should his contract fall through at Toulon, Milner-Skudder will leave the club in a position to make use of the freed-up budget to look for a replacement.
Meanwhile, World Cup-winning Springbok Eben Etzebeth is due to arrive in Toulon before the end of the year to honour his three-year deal agreed on last December.