RC Vannes is playing its first preparation match against Rouen this Saturday (6 p.m.). And before this test, we summarize the arrivals and departures within the workforce of Jean-Noël Spitzer.
Alapati Leiua will not play in Vannes this season! It was the Breton club which announced the news in the middle of the week following an inconclusive medical examination for 3/4 Samoa. He will therefore not be one of the Breton recruits for the summer, but the leaders have nevertheless made good purchases.
Many recruits have arrived at RC Vannes
Starting with the arrival of Romaric Camou, a regular at Pro D2 who played last season at Nevers. Argentinian Juan Bautista Pedemonte will find his compatriot Francisco Gorrissen on his side. The third line arrives in Brittany to compensate for the departure of Rodrigo Bruni in Brive.
Another major recruit, Maxime Lafage. The young French opener, a time coveted by Stade Toulouse, finally decided to believe in the Vannes project. This is also the case of Karl Chateau (third line), Enzo Baggiani (prop), John Afoa (prop), Charles-Henri Berguet (prop) and Erwan Nicolas (scrum half), very seasoned for the Pro D2, a Championship he knows well (49 games with Rouen in two seasons).
Vannes also tried a bet by signing Ximun Bessonart, a 25-year-old pillar trained in Biarritz and who will discover the second division of the French Championship after a passage through Tarbes in National 1. Finally, on the side of dry transfers, we will also note the arrival of Théo Costossèque, often announces itself as a hope of French rugby. The 22-year-old 3/4 center just has to prove his talent in the colors of the RCV!
The Breton club has also announced the signing of three players on loan. Will Percillier, scrum half who has 6 top 14 games, is on loan from Stade Français to RC Vannes, as is Nathanaël Hulleu, winger or fullback, on loan from Union Bordeaux Bègles. Jean Chezeau, 21-year-old opening half, also arrives for a Racing 92 season.
Christophe Hilsenbeck left, Nick Abendanon extended
In the direction of departures, 16 players left Morbihan. Starting with Christopher Hilsenbeck who will leave a void behind him. The 30-year-old German opener, left free by Vannes, has signed up with Carcassonne. He will find there Pierre Pagès, also leaving. Rodrigo Bruni for his part joined the ranks of Brive while Antoine Abraham and Wandrille Picault spun at Oyonnax. Ambroise Curtis signed him in Mont-de-Marsan, Erwan Dridi in Grenoble and Maëlan Rabut in Toulon.
In addition, the tenant of La Rabine has also extended many contracts. The pillars Andy Bordelai and Phil Kité, the hookers Pat Leafa, Cyril Blanchard and Théo Béziat, the 2e line Darren O’Shea, third lines Francisco Gorrissen and Léon Boulier, center Kévin Burgaud and full-back Nick Abendanon.