rookies for the 2022/2023 season

This is the luck of each low season, discovering new faces or renaming certain players who left on loan a few months earlier. For the 2022/2023 season, the Paloise Section has been formalized for the time being six newcomers and three returning from loans. Enough offset eight starts : Lespiaucq (La Rochelle), Ramsay (retired), Habel-Kuffner (Stade Français), Texier (SA XV), Hastoy (La Rochelle), Harris, Tugayé (SA XV) and Alexandre Dumoulin, not to mention the end of the self-employed doctor. of the Italian Marco Zanon. At least two players will be on loan next season, Téo Bordenave (Bourg-en-Bresse) and Kévin Yaméogo (Montauban). Find below the ones that will join the greens and whites next season.

Guram Papidze – Right Pillar

The 24-year-old Georgian (1m86, 120 kilos) arrives from La Rochelle. If he did not take part in the bombing of Toulouse, He has played in 15 league games this season and 4 in the Champions Cup. “Beka Gorgadze told me many good things about the club and the region, which convinced me“says the player on the club’s website,”Guram’s journey has a good pace despite his young agewelcomes coach Sébastien Piqueronies to his side. He has several games in Pro D2 in Nevers and in the Top 14 in La Rochelle. It will give us more depth to the straight and challenging pillar position in an increasingly difficult Top 14.“.

Guram Papidze, handball with the Stade Rochelais. © AFP
Diarmid Courreges

Romain Ruffenach – Hooker

At the Biarritz Olympique this season, the 27-year-old (1m86, 106 kilos) has shown little due toa rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of a very early knee of the season. After also meeting Montpellier, he arrives in revenge in Béarn. “Romain comes to help, complete and put a healthy emulation to the position of prostitute with Lucas, Youri and Rayne to allow us to be highly competitive and legitimate to be able to dominate more matches in the Top 14.“, Sébastien Piqueronies comments.

Romain Ruffenach, with Montpellier, escapes UBB defense.
Romain Ruffenach, with Montpellier, escapes UBB defense. © AFP
Sylvain Thomas

Thibaut Hamonou – 3rd line

Transferred this season to the Paloise Section by the Stade Tolousain, Thibaut Hamonou will definitely join Bearn’s staff until 2025. A low game time this season, but the Section squad has him for future Sébastien Piqueronies details: “We are very happy to allow Thibaut to develop its potential with us. Beyond hiring, it’s an early hire because we’ve already come a long way with him in this loan season.“.

Thibaut Hamonou will continue to grow in Béarn.
Thibaut Hamonou will continue to grow in Béarn.
© Paloise Section

Sacha Zegueur – 3rd line

It’s hard not to see the legs of the Piqueronies the hiring of the double world champion under 20. Since then, Zegueur (22 years, 1m92, 107 kilos) has brought joy to Oyonnax, his training club, for which he has played nearly sixty Pro D2 games over the last three seasons. “It is a 3rd line athletic profile. It is about densifying our rotation on the third line, we know that it is a very fundamental line and that it gives the level of regulation of a team. He comes to grow and confirm the promise of his talent. Hopefully it will live up to our current 3rd line“, announces the manager of the Bearn.

Sacha Zegueur, part of the XV of France under 20 years ago some time ago, under the orders of a certain Sébastien Piqueronies.
Sacha Zegueur, part of the XV of France under 20 years ago some time ago, under the orders of a certain Sébastien Piqueronies. © Maxppp
Caterina Aulaz

Emilien Gailleton – Center

Another hope of French rugby signing with the Paloise Section. It was this winter captain of the XV of France under 20 years who finished 2nd in the Six Nations Tournament. Emilien Gailleton (1m85, 89 kilos), 18, wore the Agen shirt this season in the league. In 20 games he scored four tries. Sébastien Piqueronies is delighted with this arrival: “Emilien comes from a rugby training territory, he is a young player who has the distinction of being captain of the France U20 national team. Come challenge the center and bring the competition to a line where we have high quality players. He’s a promising youngster, doubly outdated last year, he’s used to the high level and he’s had a lot of Pro D2 games. He is coming to cross a course with us in the coming years“.

Émilien Gailleton, one of the best Blueberries in the last Six Nations Tournament.
Émilien Gailleton, one of the best Blueberries in the last Six Nations Tournament. © AFP
Andy Buchanan

Clément Laporte – Lateral / Extrem

I was starting to miss the Southwest a bit, I wanted to discover Béarn. It is a well thought out and very interesting option for me.“I trust which was formed at Parentis. Clément Laporte (1m80, 83 kilos), 24, has been playing in Lyon since 2019 after wearing the SUA tunic. “Clément comes to enrich our deep plan thanks to its versatility of back side, it will bring freshness, emulation and competition. It will help us move forward and grow“, expects Sébastien Piqueronies.

Clément Laporte escapes Montpellier's defense.
Clément Laporte escapes Montpellier’s defense. © Maxppp
Maxime Jegat

Three loan repayments

Next season, the Paloise Section will also be able to count on three returning players: the left pillar Paul Tailhades10 games last season with Montauban, 2nd line Jimi Maximinpart of the Tarbes to National last season, and the end Hugo Le Gall who last year played little at Montauban due to injury. Not to mention Jordan Joseph’s loan extensionwhich will still be in green and white next season.

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