Clermont, Castres, Racing 92, Colomiers… The latest rugby transfer info

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster will be, according to the Irish press, the next head coach of Racing 92. (©Icon Sport)

Racing 92. Stuart Lancaster future coach according to the Irish media

For several weeks, the name of Stuart Lancaster is associated with Race 92. The Ile-de-France club is in full reflection about its future: President Jacky Lorenzetti will hand over, without having given a definitive date, and it is the current director general of rugby, Laurent Travers, who is expected to will succeed him.

From then on, there would be a free place to manage the professional team. The Irish Times says Lancaster, currently stationed in the Irish province of Leinster, will be the next head coach of Ciel et Blanc. He would take office at the end of the 2022-2023 season. The deal could be finalized by the end of this week with the man who has been Leinster assistant manager since 2016.

Castres. Quentin Walcker extends

After the extension of his second line Tom Staniforth until 2026, and after securing Louis Le Brun (2026), the Castres Olympic bet on continuity by extending its left pillar Quentin Walcker. The latter, 26 years old and capped twice with the XV of France, is now linked to the Tarn club until June 2025.

Aligned 20 times last season during which the CO was a Top 14 finalist, Walcker has established itself as a reliable solution. “I could not refuse this proposal! At the sporting level, after what we experienced last season, I have high hopes in this group. I feel confident and well within the game plan. I’m lucky to be in a great group. I sometimes feel like I’ve been at the club for 10 years, ”reacted, not without humor, the left pillar.

Clermont. A joker found at the right pillar position

Faced with the long absence of Rabah Slimani, victim of a serious injury (disinsertion of a bicep) and in the infirmary for at least 4 months, Clermont found his happiness in order to replace him temporarily. It was not easy in a market that is currently quite closed, and in a position where solutions are not necessarily legion.

ASM bet on Georgian experimentation Davit Kubriashvili (36 years old; 47 selections). The latter, without a club, joined the group as soon as he arrived, and is applying for the upcoming meetings of the Clermont club. Kubriashvili, passed by Toulon, Montpellier, Stade Français, Grenoble and Perpignan, will initially be a medical joker, then an additional player, remaining in the Auvergne squad until the end of the season.

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Colomiers. Julien Sarraute until 2025

Arrived in 2018 from Auch, Julien Sarraute will continue the adventure Colomiers. The main coach, in charge of 3/4, has extended his contract until 2025 with the Haut-Garonne club.

During the previous two seasons, he and his staff propelled Colomiers to the final phase of Pro D2. A good regularity, without forgetting that the Dove club was first when the 2019-2020 financial year ended due to the Covid-19. “This extension is the desire to work in continuity. I am determined to write beautiful pages with Colomiers, ”designated the person concerned.

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