By Clement Mazella
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Dan Biggar indicators for Toulon
That is THE massive information for this Friday, November 4, 2022: the Welsh opening half, Dan Biggar, formally signed in Toulon. The captain of the XV du Poireau is dedicated from this month of November, and this till the tip of the season. The 33-year-old participant, with 105 caps, will play the autumn tour together with his choice, having been referred to as up by Wayne Pivac, regardless of a knee harm.
For a couple of days, Biggar has been current in Toulon, however there have been nonetheless a couple of particulars to settle. It’s now achieved, and the now ex-Northampton participant can defend his new colours. Here’s a alternative competitor on the opening for Ihaia West. Nevertheless, the RCT doesn’t specify whether or not the participant will stay within the harbor on the finish of the 2022-2023 monetary yr.
Clermont: Damian Penaud seduced by Toulouse…
Damian Penaud, that is THE massive problem that’s at the moment driving the switch market. The winger of Clermont (26 years previous; 34 picks) is out of contract in June 2023, and inevitably he attracts covetousness. The golf equipment had been quite a few, however all of them broke their tooth. All however one.
As Midi Olympique signifies, the son of Alain Penaud is attracted by the mission proposed by the Toulouse Stadium. Nonetheless, financially, the case is way from easy, with the specter of the Wage Cap above the pinnacle. Toulouse may use the scenario of worldwide winger Matthis Lebel in parallel. The latter has an choice till 2024, but when the Haut-Garonne membership denounces it earlier than the tip of December, the participant will likely be free in 2023.
An alternative choice is obtainable to Damian Penaud: to remain in Clermont. The Auvergne membership has made its jewel a precedence file.
… ASM extends Cristian Ojovan
On the facet of Clermontone other participant was coveted: Christian Ojovan. However the Auvergne membership introduced the contract extension till 2026 of his Moldavian worldwide legislation pillar (25 years previous; 4 caps).
Arrived from Aurillac in 2020, he progressively established himself because the No. 1 resolution on the submit. This season, he has performed 8 video games, together with 7 as a starter. “He has improved loads within the high quality of his recreation with and with out the ball, gaining plenty of precision with out shedding the ability that’s his power. His qualities in closed scrum, but in addition within the motion recreation that we’re setting up describe the trendy high-level pillar he’s turning into,” commented Jono Gibbes, supervisor of ASM.
Castres: A pillar leaves for a month on mortgage
by no means utilized by Castres this season, the Canadian proper prop Matt Tierney (26 years previous; 20 picks) was loaned one month to Provence Rugby, in Professional D2, as a way to “compensate for the absences of Provençals who left to affix their nationwide crew in the course of the worldwide window of November”. Tierney, already certified, will likely be on the match sheet for Provence Rugby on November 4 in opposition to Béziers.
Toulouse: Curiosity in Alfie Barbery?
And if Toulouse recorded the arrival of an Englishman this winter? That is what the English media The Telegraph suggests, which sends the younger and promising 3e line Alfie Barbary (22 years previous) within the Pink Metropolis till June 2023.
At present affected in a thigh and forfeited till the start of December, he’s free after the receivership of his Wasps membership. For English golf equipment, it’s difficult so as to add gamers to their squad for the time being due to the Wage Cap, and any reinforcements can solely be made for the subsequent season. Barbeary could be in superior contact with Bathtub, even when the Saracens are additionally within the dance to recruit him.
Midi Olympique signifies for its half that Toulouse ought to entice the threee line Jack Willis (4 picks) relatively than Barbeary.
Colomiers: Valentin Saurs extends
8 occasions holder in as many matches, creator of 4 tries, the winger Valentine Saurs had an ideal begin to the season with Colomiers. The 27-year-old former Agenais satisfied the Haut-Garonne membership, which has simply prolonged it till 2026. An ideal reward for him.
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