Toulouse, Montpellier, Lyon, Toulon, Pau… Latest rugby transfer information

Lyon's New Zealand center Charlie Ngatai should stay at LOU at the end of next season.
New Zealand center Charlie Ngatai, who was announced as he was leaving, will finally stay in Lyon next year.(©Icon Sport)

Toulouse Rory Arnold to Japan?

This Wednesday, 5 January, the Australian international as his twin brother Richie Arnold officially extends it until 2025 at Stade Toulousain. Rory Arnold (31 years old; 29 choices) can leave Toulouse This summer. At the end of the contract in the Pink City, the alignment control tower Red and black (2.08 m; 120 kg) has been announced for departure to Japan, according to RMC Sport.

In 2019, his former player Garonne came to its shores. Brumbies He’s seeking a change of scenery to focus on the 2023 World Cup in France after two years with the Wallabies, which he found against Scotland last November. Obviously, it would be a significant loss for the reigning Champions of Europe and France.

Toulon Brian Alainu’uese extended

This Thursday, January 6, Toulon Samoan formalizes second line contract extension Brian Alainu’uese (27 years old) for two additional seasons, ie. until 2025. He came to Rade in the 2018-2019 season. Glasgowas an additional player, he was able to quickly find his place. RCTuntil he became one of the most used players in the club (68 matches in Red and Black).

“Indispensable in his position, strong in battle, an important asset to the team,” the Var club says in a press release. Brian was definitely a player we had to keep. He’s the main man of our pack. He shows great regularity in both play and demeanor,” added the head of the RCT, Bernard Lemaitre.

montpelier Jan Serfontein is locked

Wednesday, January 5, Montpellier Springbok announces contract extension for three quarters of its center Jan Serfontein (28 years; 35 choices) Until 2024. bulls With more than 80 meetings in 2017, he quickly became one of the strongmen of the MHR three-quarter line. “Jan is a key player in our system,” said the Hérault manager. Philippe Saint-André. “He was the leader of our three-quarter streak, even captained this season against Perpignan. I’m glad he continues the adventure with us, he is 200% involved in the club’s project. »

Jan Serfontein He also welcomed this contract extension: “I am very happy to continue my career at the club until 2024. I wanted to continue being a part of this adventure. I feel very good here with this group. We will focus on the upcoming games and give our fans everything to finish the season well. »

london Charlie Ngatai can stay…

According to New Zealand’s international headquarters, RMC Sport, Lyon, Charlie Ngatay (31 years old; 1 choice), finally managed to stay LOU Leaving the Rhône next season has been hotly debated in recent months. The actor who came to France in 2018 missed his homeland and wanted to return to New Zealand. However, the situation has changed and he may return to Lyon. Negotiations have been launched in recent weeks to complete a new contract with these leaders. workforce framework Pierre MignoniCharlie Ngatai has made 11 appearances this season, 10 of which are the starters.

… Mickaël Ivaldi and Jonathan Wisniewski leave the club

In the departure episode, LOU will lose his whore Michael Ivaldi (31 years old) who will attend French Stadium. Finally, still in Lyon, old opening Jonathan WisniewskiProgrès, who took off his boots at the beginning of the year to become the coach of the LOU hopefuls last summer, is coming out for “personal and professional reasons.” An internal solution is preferred for replacement.

Paul. Two squares stretch…

On Thursday, January 6, Department of Pau managed to retain two executives from the workforce. This is the Fiji International Center Jale Vatubua (30 years old; 19 picks) at the club since 2012, extended for two more seasons and an optional season (2024+1). But also All Black from the third center line, Luke Whitelock (30 years old; 7 picks) arrived in Pau in December 2019 and soon established himself as an undisputed owner of the Béarnais team, which he regularly captained this season and returned for two seasons. in 2024.

“We are pleased extension of these two leadersThey occupy an important place in the group. Levels of need and commitment on the ground pull the collective upward. “It’s very good to build over the long term with kids who have values ​​that are connected to the region and the club and share our passions,” said Pau’s manager. Sebastien Piqueronies.

…Jordan Joseph should stay too

According to RMC Sport, third place Jordan Yusuf (21) can stay Paul This summer. borrowed by race 92 In the Bearn club, the double U20 world champion (2018 and 2019) has only had 4 starts and 3 tries with the Bearn club. Contracted with Racing 92 for two more years, Joseph will still be Pau next seasonunless the situation reverses, possibly before returning to Plessis-Robinson in 2023.

On the race side, the manager Laurent Travers should trust kitone kamikamica The one whose arrival from Brive is closed, Fabien Sanconnieonce healed and young Antime Hemeryused six times this season by the Ile-de-France team.

Aurillac. Albert Valentin takes a stroll

After recently hiring Latuka Maituku (33 years old), Aurillac stadium Symbolic winger Cantal has just appointed another member of the workforce Albert Valentine (33 years old), for an additional season. “This is an important event for the club that has grown, as he has been added to the long list of players who will spend their entire career at the Stade Aurillacois”, delighted the Cantal leaders.

Came from New Caledonia in 2006, Albert Valentine He said that “Toko” came from the Aurillacois training center and would have experienced everything there. red and blue. Under the Cantal jersey, 223 matches played43 goals were scored and more than 14,000 minutes were spent on the field. “I will be very proud if I become one of the players who played the most in the stadium,” said the player who is currently playing. 15and Season at Aurillac. hat!

Bourgoin-Jallieu. Léandre Cotte extended

On Thursday, January 6, CS Bourgoin Jallieu (14)and de Nationale) announced the extension of its second line and captain, Leandre Cotte (32) two more seasons. He made his professional league debut with CSBJ in 2011 at the age of 21 and spent just two seasons with Valence-Romans before returning to the club in 2020.

” This is a exemplary player and he will have shown that to us a lot since the beginning of the season. We are very pleased with his investment. He represents the spirit of CSBJ Rugby and we are proud to have him as captain. “This extension is also to show the type of player we aim for until next season,” said Ciel and Grenat’s sporting director. Pascal Pape.

Liam Williams signs for Cardiff

On Thursday, January 6, Cardiff Blues (Wales) have announced the arrival of Welsh fullback or winger Liam Williams (age 30; 77 times) from the Llanelli Scarlets at the end of the season. It will be the Welsh club’s third signing next year after Welsh international number 8 Bath. Taulupe Faletau (31 years old; 91 picks) and Wasps’ third-place Wales international wing, Thomas Young (29 years old; 3 choices).

Liam Williams He also said the following about his transfer at the end of the season: “It was an extremely difficult decision for me. “I am grateful to Scarlets for giving me so many opportunities and will continue to give my all for the remainder of my contract here,” said the player, who played for the Saracens from 2017 to 2020.

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