Lobbe extends Toulon rugby contract

Argentine captain Juan Fernandez Lobbe has signed a new three year deal with Toulon, the European Cup holders announced on Monday.

Toulon's Argentinian Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe jumps to grab the ball in a line-out during the French Top 14 rugby union final match against Toulouse at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris on June 9, 2012

"The side is going in the right direction and I still want to be part of this adventure," the 32-year-old flanker said.

Lobbe, capped 56 times for his country, joined Toulon from English Premiership side Sale in 2009.

He has been sidelined with an elbow fracture since October but is expected to make his comeback for Bernard Laporte's team on Saturday for the Top 14 match against struggling Biarritz.

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