Who are the new recruits of Rowing Bayonnais for the 2022/2023 season?

A few weeks before meeting and facing the Top 14, the Sky and White squad grows with new players. There are currently 15 to join the ranks of Rowing Bayonnais, on the banks of the Nive. Among the latest, Geoff Cridge, a 27-year-old black boy. Two more are deserters from Stade Rochelais, the reigning European champions. Eneriko Buliruarua i Facundo Bosch. Here is the list of new recruits from Rowing Bayonnais.

Geoff Cridge

  • Age: 27 years
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: 2nd line
  • Old Club: Waratahs (Super Rugby)

The New Zealander, a native of Christchurch, measures XXL (2 meters; 114 kg). His arrival has been made official this Wednesday, June 22nd. He played 11 Super Rugby matches last season with the Australian province of Waratahs. Versatile, it can help the third position. Under-20 World Champion in 2015 with the Blacks, he was never called up to Team A. He signed for two seasons

Eneriko Buliruarua

  • Age: 25 years
  • Nationality: Fijian
  • Position: central / wing
  • Former club: Stade Rochelais (Top 14)

Fiji International Center of La Rochelle Eneriko Buliruarua has signed for two years with Bayonne. Buliruarua, 25, who played for Toulon and Brive, has been playing in the ranks of the new European champions with whom he has played 16 games this season (4 tries scored).

Facundo Bosch

  • Age: 30 years
  • Nationality: Argentina
  • Position: prostitute
  • Former club: Stade Rochelais (Top 14)

The 30-year-old Argentine prostitute, who has played 10 matches with the Pumas, arrives from the Stade Rochelais, the recent European champion. Passed by Agen and therefore by La Rochelle, Facundo Bosch will bring all his experience to the promoted. He signed for a season, with an optional extra.

Pascal Cotet

  • Age: 28 years
  • Position: pillar
  • Former club: Racing Club Narbonnais (Pro D2)

Quentin Bethune

  • Age: 26 years
  • Position: pillar
  • Former club: Stade Français (Top 14)

Thomas Acquer

  • Age: 32 years
  • Position: prostitute
  • Former club: CA Brive (Top 14)
Thomas Acquier of CA Brive arrives in Baiona © Radio France
Nicolas Blanzat

Thomas Ceyte

  • Age: 31 years
  • Position: 2nd line
  • Former club: USON Nevers Rugby (Pro D2)

At 32, the former Nièvre club captain has 154 Pro D2 games.

Manuel Leindekar

  • Age: 25 years
  • Nationality: Uruguayan
  • Position: 2nd line
  • Old club: Oyonnax Rugby (Pro D2)

Leindekar has 17 Pro D2 games (14 starters) this season with Oyonnax. The 2nd row Uruguayan (2.03 m; 115 kg) has the advantage of being a Jiff (training course player).

Manuel Leindekar will join the staff of Rowing Bayonnais
Manuel Leindekar will join the staff of Rowing Bayonnais © AFP
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Pierre Huguet

  • Age: 26 years
  • Position: 3rd line
  • Former club: US Carcassonne (Pro D2)

Maxime Machenaud

  • Age: 33 years
  • Position: half scrum
  • Former club: Racing 92 (Top 14)

Racing 92 international scrum midfielder Maxime Machenaud has signed for Bayonne for the next three seasons. After 10 seasons with the club Ille-de-France, crowned with a title of champion of France in 2016 and three finals of the European Cup (2016, 2018 and 2020). An experienced player (34 years old) with 226 matches in the Top 14 and 55 in the Champions Cup, Maxime Machenaud has worn the XV of France jersey 38 times.

Maxime Machenaud, half scrum of Racing Métro 92, will join the Bayonne squad
Maxime Machenaud, half scrum of Racing Métro 92, will join the Bayonne squad © Radio France
Pierre Breteau

Camille López

  • Age: 33 years
  • Position: initial half
  • Former club: ASM Clermont Auvergne (Top 14)

Clermont midfielder Camille Lopez has signed for the next two seasons with Aviron Bayonnais. López (32 years old, 28 games) has been playing for ASM since 2014, after wearing the colors of Perpignan and Bordeaux-Bègles. In Auvergne, Souletin reached the Top 14 final three times (2015, 2017, 2019), lifting the Brennus Shield in 2017. Lopez also won the European Challenge in 2019 and helped Clermont reach two finals. of the European Cup in 2015 and 2017.

Clermont midfielder Camille Lopez has signed up for the next two seasons
Clermont midfielder Camille Lopez has signed up for the next two seasons © Maxppp
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Jason Robertson

  • Age: 27 years
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: opening
  • Former club: Racing Club Narbonnais (Pro D2)

Overcome by the Major League in the United States, Jason Robertson arrived in Narbonne in the summer of 2021. Despite the difficult season of the Aude club, he achieved interesting performances, both in the game and against the sticks, as he scored 187 points in 18 games (4 tries). He also has the ability to cover the position of worker, back and center. A real Swiss Army knife (1.71 m; 85 kg) that landed in the Sky and White.

Guillaume Martocq

  • Age: 22 years
  • Position: center
  • Former club: US Carcassonne (Pro D2)

Like the Carcasonne team to which he has been on loan for the last two years, Guillaume Martocq (22 years old, 1.83 m, 94 kg) has spent a full 2021-2022 season at the center of the yellow and black attack. The one who joined the Rowing training center in 2015 returns to Dauger to try to continue maturing in the middle of an experienced three-quarter line. He played 52 games for USC, including 48 as a starter.

Bastien Pourailly

  • Age: 28 years
  • Position: lateral
  • Former club: ASM Clermont Auvergne (Top 14)

The 64-year-old will return to the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, after a two-season hiatus in 63. Originally from Aramits, Bastien Pourailly (1.77 m; 83 kg) played 14 games with the ASM, of which 13 as to the holder, for a registered test. .

Yohan Orabe

  • Age: 20 years
  • Position: back
  • Former club: Mauléon (Federal 1)

The back of Mauléon (Federal 1), originally from Chéraute, like Camille Lopez, was one of the best scorers in the league at just 20 years old. This season he participated in 24 SAM meetings, including 22 as a starter, for ten rehearsals.

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