Woki, Jaminet, Parra, Thomas, headliners of an animated transfer window

The transfer market ended at midnight on Thursday. Summary with many movements on the French side but without big foreign names. Except for a last minute surprise.

The transfer market has closed these doors this Thursday at midnight (Bayonne and Perpignan have, however, ten more days to wait to see if they would evolve in the Top 14). If some last-minute signings can still be unveiled, the results of this signings market can already be traced, encouraged by the French band but slow for foreign stars.

The French internationals are on the move

The pre-World Cup season is usually very quiet for the Blues, who are reluctant to take the risk of changing their robes so close to the goal. This time, it moves a little more. With the transfer of Cameron Woki. The second or third line of the XV of France, cold with the manager of the UBB Christophe Urios, leaves the Gironde towards the suburbs of Paris. In fact, Racing 92 has bought its last year of contract to get the big hit in this transfer market. Another potential globalist, the extreme Teddy Thomas leaves Racing 92 to join the ranks of European champion La Rochelle. The Stade Tolousain reinforces its blue contingent with back-ups Melvyn Jaminet (formerly Perpignan) and the center Pierre Louis Barassi (formerly LOU).

The LOU Pierre-Louis Barassi center joins the Stade Toulousain. Overview

It’s mostly in the ranks of the “possible” where things move. To try to occupy a place in extremis in the list of 33 blues selected for the World Cup in France, several of them are betting on relaunching themselves with new colors. Thus the worker of the RCT Lluís Carbonel signed with French champion Montpellier. Toulon is experiencing a real hemorrhage on this side with his other number 10, Anthony Belleauand the center Julien Heriteau, who join Clermont. The Stade Rochelais is very committed to this profile of ambitious young tricolors with pillars Thierry Paiva (formerly UBB) i Georges-Henri Colombe (ex-Racing 92), the third line of Racing Joan Tanga and the opening act of the Paloise Section Antoine Hastoy. The young and promising half scrum Leo Coly took the step, going from Mont-de-Marsan (Pro D2) to MHR, winner of the Top 14.

The old blues take on a final challenge

Who would have imagined Morgan Parra with a different shirt than Clermont? The old scrum from the 15th century in France, however, will be adorned with pink since joining the Stade Français in Paris. Aviron Bayonnais, who is returning to the Top 14, has also been harvesting since he recruited the French XV hinge in the mid-2010s with half scrum. Maxime Machenaud (ex-Racing 92) and the opener Camille López (formerly Clermont). Jules Plissonvery little used in La Rochelle, he will try to relaunch his career in Clermont.

The former Stade Français debutant, after a mixed season at the Stade Rochelais, signed with Clermont. Overview

On the contrary, Guilhem Guirado and compliance Ouedraogo (MHR), Louis Picamoles and François Trinh-Duc (UBB), or even Maxime Medard (Stade Toulousain) will no longer step on the Top 14 turf after making the decision to hang the crampons at 35 or older.

No foreign stars

The year before the World Cup obliges, no foreign star risked giving up his selection coming to exercise his talent in the Top 14. Some names appear, but nothing extraordinary. The main attraction will be to observe the Montpellier side with the left pillar of New Zealand Karl Tu’inukuafe (29 years, 25 selections), but losing ground in recent months.

All Blacks left-back Karl Tu’inukuafe (29, 25 games) has signed for Montpellier. Overview

Clermont is betting on two young Australians with great potential, the center Irae Simone (ex-Brumbies) and later Alex Newsome (formerly Waratahs). Le Lou lured the All Blacks’ third prostitute Liam Coltman (ex-Highlanders), the Bulls’ third South African line Arno Botha and the Australian Center Kyle Godwin (formerly Western Force). There is nothing to get excited about more than reason. The most awaited is finally the very young side or side of Grenoble (Pro D2) Angel Capuozzo, which was revealed during the last Six Nations Tournament with the Italian shirt. His talent is evident and he should wreak havoc in the ranks of the Stade Tolousain.

It is moving among the regulars in the Top 14

There is no exhaustive list, but some focus on French league executives changing clubs. The end of the Rochelais Arthur Retiere and the third line of the UBB Alexandre Roumat they signed at the Stade Tolousain. Who lets go of the Australian opening Zack Holmes in Bordeaux-Begles. UBB losing to Fijian Ulupano Seuteni and the pillar Thierry Paiva (both join La Rochelle) as well as the end Ben Lam, now of Montpellier. The prostitute of the Paloise Section Quentin Lespiaucq also present at the Rochelais Stadium. The third line of the MHR Kevin Galletier joins him, Perpignan.

The talented Fijian Ulupano Seuteni leaves UBB to join the European champion at La Rochelle. Overview

Toulon and Stade Français Paris have focused their recruitment on this category of players. The RCT recovered like this Dany Priso (pillar, La Rochelle), Teddy Baubigny (Hooker, Racing 92), Tanguy (second line, La Rochelle), Benoit Paillaugue (half ash, Montpellier), Ihaia West (opener, La Rochelle), Jérémy Sinzelle (center, La Rochelle) and the star of the Stade Français Paris, central Fiji Waisea. For its part, the SFP attracted Mickael Ivaldi (whore, Lyon), Lucas Peyresblanques (whore, Biarritz), Baptista Pesenti (second row, Racing 92), Giovanni Habel Kuffner (third row, Pau), Julien Ory (third row, Toulon) or even young people Mathieu Hirigoyen (third line, Biarritz). Solid but not striking for the Parisian club that could announce a great foreign recruit in the central position.

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