18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
London Irish Head Coach, Toby Booth is sorry to see him leave Reading: "We would like to sincerely thank Nick for his contribution to London Irish over the last ten years. He has been a great servant of the Club and an important part of its success. We are sad to see him leave but can see that he has an opportunity to progress his career with Toulon."
Speaking at the announcement of the move Nick Kennedy said: "London Irish has been a fantastic home for me for the last ten years and it's with some sadness that I'll leave Sunbury at the end of this season. I've only ever played for one professional club in England, and so when the time came to look at my options to be honest I couldn't see myself playing at another club in the Premiership.
Toulon will face reigning champions Harlequins in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals on Friday, ^ April
Click here for Kennedy's full European Record