Ben Barba is on route to France to begin his rich contract with French rugby giants Toulon.

Barba announced a  week ago that he’d made the decision to move on from the NRL and signed a $2.5 million dollar contract for three years with Toulon.

27 year old Barba, who had a sensational year in the NRL in 2016 as Cronulla achieved its first ever premiership, says he’s excited by the new beginning and the 15 man game is certainly not foreign to him, having played Rugby growing up.