TOP 14. Montpellier: towards the departure of Zach Mercer at the end of the season?

This is, for anyone who has closely followed Zach Mercer’s season in the Top 14, a situation that the MHR would eventually have to face. Author of a monumental season with the Cistes, concluded with a title of champion of France, the native of Leeds sees the XV of the Rose make him more and more calls for lighthouse. Moreover, without knowing what they said, the 25-year-old player and Eddie Jones have spoken twice this season: in Marseille, during the weekend of the European Cup finals, recalls Midi Olympique, but also last March, when Montpellier came to Castres, where the English coach had come to see his friend Pierre-Henry Broncan.

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But Mercer knows it, to find the white jersey, you have to evaluate in England. And that is why Mercer, who will go through with his contract in the Hérault, would have started to look at the proposals that emanate from his country of birth. In this case, in particular that of Gloucester, who would keep making it his number 8 for the next few years, while Ben Morgan is approaching retirement and Ruan Ackermann will also have to be extended by 2023. The year precisely for whose Cherry and White are probing Mercer, according to information from the Telegraph. The British media announces that the two parties are on the verge of finalizing an agreement for a contract starting in July of next year, and which could therefore Montpellier to apply for the World Cup 2023.

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Before the competition, the XV of the Rose will indeed be reunited during a training camp and then will have 4 preparation matches to play. Ideal for Mercer to prove himself and why not convince Jones to take him on for the World Cup. Even if nothing says that the strong competition at the post (Vunipola, Dombrandt, Simmonds…) does not hear it that way…

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