Tuilagi, Lyon, Latu, Colomiers, Montauban… The latest rugby transfer news

Englishman Manu Tuilagi could join the Top 14 at the end of the 2023 World Cup. (©Icon Sport)

Manu Tuilagi in the Top 14 after the 2023 World Cup?

The English International Center Manu Tuilagi (31 years old, 46 selections) could land at the Race 92 and in Top 14, after the World Cup 2023 ? This is what the British site reveals Ruck. The current player sale sharks attracts the envy of French clubs and Racing 92 would have set its sights on the powerful three-quarter center at the end of the contract with the English club in the summer of 2023. Remember that in 2019, the Ile-de-France club was ready to offer a salary close to the million euros in Tuilagi and does not despair of attracting him in his nets next season.

French Stadium. Ngani Laumape is leaving…

Arrived last season from Hurricanesthe All Black Ngani Laumape (29 years old, 15 caps) is already leaving the French Stadium. According to Rugbyrama, the center three-quarters will join Japan. With the Paris squad, Laumape will have played 22 games in all competitions for 2 tries, without ever really convincing. In addition, the New Zealand international has also expressed the wish to play for the Tongan selection.

…Tolu Latu finds a club

Thanked by the Stade Français due to sporting and extra-sporting problems, the Australian international hooker Tolu-Latu (29 years old; 30 caps) signed up with his former club Waratahs with whom he has already evolved for 5 years. The Wallaby played 54 games in 3 seasons with the capital club.

Lyon held a medical joker

Victim of a patellar tendinitis of the left knee, the All Black opening half of Lyon, Lima Sopoaga will be away for about four months. To replace him, the LOU enlisted the ex-opener of the Hurricanes, Fletcher Smith (27 years old), as a medical joker. The New Zealander played for the Green Rockets in Japan.

Andy Farrell extends as Ireland manager

After Fabien Galthié who joined the XV of France, another international coach has just done the same. This is the Englishman Andy Farrell, who has decided to extend his contract with the Irish Federation for two more seasons, i.e. until 2025. As a reminder, the ex-Saracens player and father of Owen Farrell, had taken the reins of the XV du Clover in 2020.

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Colomiers: a suspended player, an Australian arrives

According The Dispatchthe Colomiers hooker Youssef Saidia (27) tested positive provisionally suspended after testing at a doping control following the play-off Pro D2 facing Oyonnax. Still according to the regional daily, Colomiers has already found his replacement. This is the Aussie hooker experimentation Andre ready (29 years). Selected with the Wallabies A, he spent five seasons with the Queensland Reds before joining the Western Force in 2019.

Montauban formalizes two Brive players

Author of a very good recruitment with in particular the Fijian winger from Bath, Semesa Rokoduguni, Montauban has just formalized two heavyweight rookies. From BriveGeorgians Otar Giorgadze (26 years old, third row) and Tedo Abzhandadze (23 years old, opener) arrive at USM Sapiac. The first, revealed on the Clermont side, had been seriously injured and had only contested 9 meetings last year. Faced with competition fromEnzo HerveAbzhandadze had played little (seven starts in the Top 14) and will try to relaunch in Pro D2.

Two recruits at Valence-Romans

Young people arrive from the side of the National 1 and the VRDR (Valence Romans Drôme Rugby). the Drôme club has hired the opening half of the Espoirs du Stade Français, Florian Desroches (20 years).

The Damiers also announced the arrival of the young hooker from Oyonnax, Maxime Villain (20 years).

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