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Clermont. A Puma to replace Peni Ravai?
According to Midi Olympics, Clermont seems to have found a replacement for the Fijian left pillar Peni Ravai (31 years; 28 selections), who was under contract until June 2023 with ASM, but is forced to put a term in his career with immediate effect due to a serious cervical injury.
This is the Argentine International Mayco Vivas (24 years; 12 selections) which develops within the local Jaguares franchise, with which he was a finalist in Super Rugby in 2019 against the Crusaders. With the Pumas, he competed in the last World Cup in Japan playing matches against the USA, Tonga, England and France.
Bordeaux-Bègles. Cameron Woki on the way?
The torch burned at the UB between the manager Christophe Urios and its players. After qualifying in the semi-finals of the Top 14, the president Girondin took the floor to address a number of topics, including the future of Cameron Woki under contract until 2023. The second or third international line plans to pursue his career elsewhere than at UB where he arrived in 2017 from Massy. “He expressed the fact of no would not be sure to want to continue in Bordeaux. This is honest on his part. He is hesitant in his motivation. He should not try to force himself, but let him die his choice, ”the UB strongman told the Southwest newspaper. There is no doubt that the French international (23 years; 19 selections) should not miss proposals if he has officially decided not to settle in Gironde.
… Two young pillars rolled
According to information from the account @sr_pasofficiel, Bordeaux-Bègles has closed the young pillar of Espoirs de La Rochelle, Yahnis El Maslouhi | (20 years old), formed in Marans (Charente-Maritime). The versatile left pillar, international U20, has signed for the next two seasons on a hope contract. But this is not the only young pillar damaged by UB, since the U18 international, Zaccharie Affane (17 years), retiree at the Grenoble training center, and will join the Girond for three seasons, either until 2025, according to the Allrugby.com site.
Karera 92. A Samoan giant signed
According to Midi Olympique, the Karera 92 made a pretty hit by pulling the second line Samoan into his nets Polish veikoso (26 years) with impressive measurements (2.03m; 132 kg). Author of a very good season in Super Rugby with the new Moana Pasifika franchise, he was engaged for two years in the Hauts-de-Seine, while he was also courtesy of Stade Toulousain, who are looking for a replacement to Australian Rory Arnold, starting for Japan.
Brive. Marcel Van der Merwe is engaged
Saturday, June 11, le CA Brive officially signed the South African International Law Pillar Marcel Van der Merwe (31 years; 7 selections) for two seasons, either until 2024. The Springbok will make its return to the Top 14, since it has already evolved in Toulon and La Rochelle. “I was really excited about the idea of joining Brive and finding the Top 14. I wanted to get to Corrèze to take on this challenge. I will give my best to bring my qualities to the team, ”congratulated the player who came out of a full season with the London Irish (26 matches all mixed competitions).
It was a weight boost for the Corresian club who finished 12th in the Top 14 this season. “If Marcel Van der Merwe is an experienced player who knows the Top 14. Dominating in a match with the ball in hand, it will be a big advantage for us to be effective and an important support for our young pillars,” commented the coach and chef brivist Jeremy Davidson.
Biarritz officializes the arrival of Pérusin (Auch) at Augry (Montauban)
On the 14th of June, le Biarritz Olympiquereleased in Pro D2, announced the arrival of the young and talented opener ofAuch, Clement Perusin (19 years), pour trois saisons. Formed at Mauvezin (Gers), he has been with the RCA since 2020. This season, he played 22 Federal 1 matches, including 12 as a title holder, enrolled 2 tests and participated in the climb of the Gersois club in Pambansa 2.
On Monday, June 13, BOPB President Jean-Baptiste Aldigé also officialized the construction of the third line in Montauban, Simon Augry (24 years old), who has contested 19 Pro D2 matches this season, including 17 as title. Formed in Nieuil-l’Espoir (Vienna) and then through Poitiers and Albi, it has engaged with the Rouge and White for two seasons, either until 2024.
Mont-de-Marsan. Andrei Ostrikov starts for a tour
The club de Mont-de-Marsanunfortunate Pro D2 championship finalist beaten in access barrier by Perpignan on Sunday, to retain his second Russian international line Andrei Ostrikov (34 years; 38 selections). He resigned for a season in the Netherlands, either until June 2023, after wearing the colors of Agen, Aurillac, Sale and Grenoble. At the same time, the second English line James Voss (27 years old) left Stade Montois to engage with Massy, freshly promoted in Pro D2.
Colomiers recruits young talent in Federal 1
The club de Colomiers (Pro D2) signed an evolving young hope in Tyrosse (Federal 1), the center Enzo Salles (20 years). Formed to the‘US Canet/Sainte-Marie then to the ear Radial Coast Balancethis solid gabarit (1.92 m; 92 kg) player has been at the UUST since 2011. It is his former Landa club, managed by François Gelez, who officially made his move to Colomiers.
Valence-Romans recruits a player from Gruissan (Federal 2)
According to L’Indépendant, the club of Valence-Romans (National 1) recorded the signature of the opening half of Gruissan (Federal 2)Guillaume Cazes (26 years old) for next season. Originally from Vinassan (Aude), then passing through Narbonne, Oyonnax, Albi and Mazamet, he had an exceptional season with the Atmosphere Gruissanais, promoted in Federal 1, scoring nearly 250 points.
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