Centre Te'o joins Toulon as World Cup cover after England snub

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Jones did not rule out the possibility of turning to Te'o in the event of injuries to his current party, but the former Worcester Warriors player has now signed for Toulon as cover for the club's World Cup-bound players. However, Jones chose to leave the powerful centre out of his travelling party, with reports suggesting that a bust-up with team-mate Mike Brown played a factor in the coach's decision.

Te'o was let go by Worcester at the end of last season and had been linked with a move to clubs in Europe or Japan, as well as a potential return to rugby league.

Toulon have signed England's Ben Te'o on a short-term deal.

Te'o will bolster Toulon's ranks for the next three months, providing cover while the World Cup runs from September 20-Nov. 2.


The 32-year-old was excluded from the final week of England's training camp in Treviso following an altercation with team mate Mike Brown.

Te'o moved to Worcester Warriors three years ago and then went onto to earn 16 caps with England while he also toured New Zealand with the British & Irish Lions.

Jones refused to confirm whether he was omitted after the incident with Brown, but did talk about off-field issues potentially being a problem at the World Cup.

"I'm sure we'll have our problems and we'll deal with it", said Jones.

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