rugby Clermont, Stade Français, Bayonne, Toulouse… The latest transfer information

With his contract at Toulouse coming to an end, Selevasio Tolofua is attracting interest from many Top 14 clubs. (© Icon Sports)

Clermont. At the end of the contract, Damian Penaud arouses envy

He could be one of the big attractions of the transfer market, if Clermont doesn’t close him soon. With his contract with ASM coming to an end at the end of the 2022-2022 season, the French international winger Damian Penaud (25 years; 34 selections) greed must not be lacking. According to Midi Olympique, the native of Brive could be seduced by the Stadium of Toulouse, who is their first choice, although the transfer operation appears to be financially complex for the stadium managers who have already invested large sums to bring in French internationals Melvyn Jaminet and Pierre- Louis Barassi If the track leading to Toulouse fails, the Career 92 would be his second choice. The Ile-de-France club, who have just signed Cameron Woki, have made Damian Penaud a priority for the 2023-2024 season. File to follow very closely.

XV of France PH Azagoh heavily courted, Selavasio Tolofua to Toulon

Other French internationals out of contract at the end of the 2022-2023 season and who should panic the transfer market in the coming weeks: Toulouse’s third line, Selevasio Tolofua (25 years; 2 selections) and the second line of the Stade Français, Pierre-Henry Azagoh (24 years; 2 selections).

The name of the first, Tolofua, returns insistently next to Toulon, where his younger brother Christopher (28 years old; 7 caps) has been playing since 2019. This could lead to a behind-the-scenes arms deal, according to Midi Olympique. In addition to the RCT, which next summer will look for a successor to Sergio Parisse, Clermont i Montpellier he could also be very active at No.8, due to the upcoming end of Fritz Lee’s contract and Zach Mercer’s likely return to England. In regard Pierre-Henry Azagohhis current club Stade Français are determined to keep him, but competition promises to be fierce as the player trained in Massy (Essonne) has several suitors among the big elite teams.

Bayonne Tevita Tatafu is here to stay

This Friday, August 12, theRowing in Bayonne recorded the extension of the contract of its right winger Tonga Tevita Tatafu (20 years) for two additional seasons ie up to 2026since he was already committed until 2024 with the Basque club, which during this 2022-2023 season returns to the Top 14.

Last season, he played 14 Pro D2 games, including 11 as a starter, and featured prominently in the Pro D2 final, won against Mont-de-Marsan. He is preparing to return to the Top 14, the championship in which he made his debut in February 2021 and where he has 4 games.

Colomiers has found a replacement for Youssef Saaidia

After terminating the contract of prostitute Youssef Saaidia (27), who tested positive during an anti-doping test and was suspended as a precaution, the club of Pigeons (Pro D2) quickly announced the name of his replacement. This is the seasoned Australian hooker Andrew ready (29 years old). Selected with the Wallabies A, trained with the Queensland Reds (Australia) and played for the Western Force since 2019. Two professional franchises with which he played 61 Super Rugby matches.

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valves A second Uruguayan in Morbihan

After recruiting the Uruguayan international center Nicolas Freitas (29 years; 46 caps) during the last season, RC Vannes (Pro D2) recruited the captain of Los Teros (nickname of the Uruguayan national team), Andres Vilaseca (31 years), according to Ouest France. He should commit to making up for the no-arrival of Bristol Samoan centre-back Alapati Leiua, who recently failed RCV’s medical and was declared unfit to play in France.

Born in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay and trained at the Old Boys fan club, Andrés Vilaseca spent two seasons playing under the colors of Peñarol (Super Liga Americana), after having lived as a freelancer in the United States, in the Austin Gilgronis (Major League Rugby), during the 2018-2019 season. In 2020, he was promoted to captain of the Uruguayan national team, after the retirement of third-line winger Juan Manuel Gaminara, and will therefore lead Uruguay to the World Cup in France 2023, in the hen of the blues, from New Zealand, Italy. and Namibia. Vilaseca will thus participate in its third world championship after those of 2015 and 2019.

Nevers recruits Tapu Faletea as a medical prankster

This Tuesday, August 9, the club of never (Pro D2) registered the signing of the left pillar Tapu Falatea (33 years old) for the 2022-2023 season, as a medical joker of the Georgian Ilia Kaikatsishvili, package for the start of the season. Trained in Oneliki (Wallis-et-Futuna), he landed in mainland France near Nogaro (Gers), before moving to Aurillac, Llemotges, Colomiers, Narbonne, Castres and Agen, where he played 25 games over the two last seasons

Bourg-en-Bresse (National 1) recruits an ex-Hope from Toulon

This Friday, August 12, Bourg-en-Bresse, relegated to National 1, formalized the arrival of the young French third-line player Wael May (22 years old; 1.90 m; 100 kg) for one season, coming from Chambéry, where he played 14 National matches last year . Trained at US Mourillon, a club in a district of Toulon, he later made his mark at the RCT training center, with whom he never played at professional level except during the first edition of the In Extenso SuperSevens 2020.

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