Ayumu Goromaru will not be at Yamaha Jubilo for the 2016-17 Top League season, paving the way for a move to French club Toulon. News of the Japan full-back’s exit from the Shizuoka-based club broke only yesterday in the Japanese media, but we understand Goromaru said his farewells to club players at the start of the year.
The only stumbling block remaining is his contract with Yamaha Jubilo, which expires in 2017, with a club official stating “We have had no response from Goromaru and are waiting for a reply from him.”
Goromaru, who has struggled to impress at Super Rugby club Queensland Reds, scoring just 20 points in his 256 minutes in his debut season.
The Japanese heartthrob will not bring his family with him to France, should the move to Toulon go ahead as planned as speculation mounts regarding his private life.
One player who will be at Yamaha next season will be Gerhard van den Heever. The South African winger will join the club for the 2016-17 season from Munster on a one-year deal.