Ben Barba’s time in rugby league for now is done after the Cronulla star signed a multi million dollar deal with French rugby club Toulon.

Barba said in a statement that he was forced to make the move due to the restrictions placed on his ability to make a living by his 12 match ban for cocaine use.

Former Bulldog teammate Josh Reynolds says it was a shock to hear the news but he hopes its not the last time the match winning Barba is seen in the NRL.