Career 92, La Rochelle, Clermont, Pau, Stade Français… The latest rugby transfer news

Owen Franks reportedly turned down an offer from Stade Français, who are still looking for the right pillar. (©Icon Sports)

Career 92. The arrival of Christian Wade is formal

After the arrival of the All Blacks center in Biarritz, Francis Saili, to replace Virimi Vakatawa was forced to end his career in France, the Career 92 formalized the arrival of a new three-quarter for its finishing lines. This is England’s winger Christian Wade (31 years old; 1 selection), who has already played for the Ile-de-France club in last summer’s Supersevens stage in Pau.

The former Wasps scorer, author of 99 attempts across the Channel, joined the Ciel et Blanc squad as an additional player for one year, ie until the end of the 2022-2023 season. Given a very high speed, Wade ended his career as a rugby player in 2018 to sign with the Buffalo Bills, an NFL club (American football).

La Rochelle. Kyle Hatherell in very advanced contacts

The manager of La Rochelle, Ronan O’Gara, announced this: he is actively looking for a third line to compensate for the long-term absence of Matthias Haddad, left knee surgery on August 12 and paid for the indefinite end of the career of Kevin Gourdon last season, followed this summer by the retirement of ex-All Blacks Victor Vito (35) and South African flanker Wiaan Liebenberg (29). And the Irish technician should find his happiness in South Africa’s third line man Kyle Hatherell (27 years old).

Perpignan also tracked him and the manager of Usap, Patrick Arlettaz, explained that he “asked about him, but that he is committed to La Rochelle”. That has not yet been confirmed in the Maritimes. However, Hatherell is the only player who has officially asked to leave Worcester as the English club is on the brink of bankruptcy, as confirmed by director of rugby Steve Diamond. “He wants to leave, but has not signed anything at La Rochelle. The maritime manager Ronan O-Gara also wants to be careful on this issue: “We are talking, but it is complicated. The situation is not easy for the players and their club. There are many tracks and he is one of them . »

French stadium. Franks said no, N’Diaye called back on debt?

Facing the loss of his pillars Paul Alo-Emile and Vasil Kakovin, the French stadium looking for a right-hander. ACCORDING Olympic noonleaders in Paris even contacted the veteran All Black, Owen Franks (34 years old; 108 caps), who currently plays for the Hurricanes (Super Rugby), but the two parties did not agree. Unless something changes, the ex-Northampton player will therefore not join the capital.

Among the paths that are still being studied at the table of the leaders in Paris, the club plans to recover the young and promising right pillar Hugo N’Diaye (22), which is now lent to Rouen, where he played the first 3 days of Pro D2. Former Lyon Espoirs player, he already benefited from a loan at Rouen last season (9 games, 8 starts and 1 try). However, the hypothesis of recruiting in the southern part of the world remains a priority for Stade Français.

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… Extended by Pierre-Henri Azagoh

Friday September 9, Stade Français announced the extension of the contract of its second international line, Pierre-Henri Azagoh (24 years old; 1 selection) until 2026. Arrived from Massy in 2019, the player from Nîmes played a 37 Top 14 matches with the Soldats Roses. Crowned world champion with the French under-20s in 2018, he honored his first selection in France’s XV during the victorious test match against the Wallabies (28-26), on July 13, 2021, during in the summer of the Australian tour.

Pau judges Yvan Reilhac (Montpellier)

According to RMC Sport, the center of Montpellier, Yvan Reilhac (27), who only played 8 Top 14 games last season, will see playing time with Pau. After the injuries of Aminiasi Tuimaba and Vincent Pinto, the native of Paris, capable of progressing in the center or on the wing, could come as a medical joker in Béarn.

Clermont. Slimani will imitate Bézy, while waiting for Penaud?

According to RMC Sport, scrum half Sébastien Bézy (30 years old; 8 caps) should not be the only player from Clermont to extend his contract in Auvergne. Indeed, the pillar of international law Rabah Slimani (32 years old; 57 selections), recently operated on the left biceps and will not be available for 4 months, still from Clermont next season.

Remains a great unknown Damian Penaud, there is no longer a contract in June 2023 with ASM. The international winger (25 years old; 34 caps) wants to take his time before deciding on his future. While he was courted by most of the big clubs in the Top 14 including Toulouse, but also by British teams, Clermont did not lose hope of keeping him. “I don’t know where I will play next season,” he said recently. “Right now, I don’t want to talk about my future. I want to focus my time in Clermont and the XV of France » Therefore it is necessary to wait several months before Penaud chooses. “Usually I make my decision before the end of the 6 Nations Tournament. There is no urgency. »

… Benjamin Boudou is back

The young hooker in the XV of France U20, Benjamin Boudou (20 years old; 7 selections), loaned a few weeks ago to Nevers (Pro D2), returned earlier than expected in Clermont, after the injury of Etienne Fourcade, hit the hamstrings and was absent from the 4 and 6 weeks. He covers the position with the two experienced Adrien Pélissié and Yohan Beheregaray.

As the rule allows, there is the possibility of shortening a loan that is compatible with both clubs at different levels. Friday, Benjamin Boudou participated in the victory of Nevers on the lawn of Massy (15-16) and then joined Auvergne. Starting this Tuesday, September 13, he will participate in ASM training, before the trip to Toulon (Sunday, 9:05 pm).

Astronomical salary for Pablo Matera in the 2nd division… Japanese

At the end of his contract with the Crusaders (New Zealand), where he won the Super Rugby last June, Pablo Matera (29 years; 80 picks) is unwilling to extend his Canterbury lease. Giving a surprising new direction, sportingly speaking, to his career, because the Pumas captain committed himself to Mie Honda Heata Japanese second division club!

Financially, on the other hand, the choice is clear because he should receive 1.2 million euros per season in the land of the rising sun! At 29, and a year from the World Cup, this choice may seem daring.

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