France international fullback Maxime Medard has extended his contract with Top 14 champions Toulouse who are set to call on the services of teenage hooker Christopher Tolofua.
Medard, who has played for the French powerhouse side for the past eight seasons, competing in 122 Top 14 matches and 36 European Cup ties, scoring 59 tries in all competitions, has extended his contract until June 2012.
The 25-year-old was the top scorer of the 2010/2011 championship and was among the World Cup side that finished as runners-up to New Zealand last year.
Toulouse have now extended the contracts of four outside backs after Yannick Jauzion, Clement Poitrenaud and Yves Donguy all committed.
Tolofua has been called in for injured hookers Gary Botha and Akvsenti Giorgadze.
The 18-year-old from the South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia currently plays with Toulouse's junior side and has trained with the national side.
"We've been watching him for some time but the injury crisis we're suffering is going to participate his arrival," explained coach Guy Noves.
Botha has been ruled out for the season with a broken right leg while Castres' Georgian hooker Akvsenti Giorgadze, called in as cover in the front row, has suffered a torn thigh muscle and will miss upcoming European Cup ties against Connacht and Gloucester.
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