Ben Barba (pictured) has reportedly signed a multi million dollar contract with French rugby club Toulon.

With the NRL’s refusual to register his new contract with Cronulla, Barba says his decision is based purely on his need to work and earn an income to support his family.

Barba says while he wasn’t frustrated by the NRL’s failure to outline what the future held for him in rugby league, the situation had dragged for too long and he needed to get back to work .