TRANSFER. TOP 14. Who will replace Tolofua in Toulouse? Sensitive souls hold back, something heavy!

TRANSFER. TOP 14. Selevasio Tolofua (Toulouse) heading to ToulonThe transfer has not been officially announced by Toulon or Toulouse. But according to many media, Selevasio Tolofua will leave the pink city for La Rade at the end of the season. The three-year contract will await the third international line in the RCT side. After seven years spent at Toulouse and more than 90 games played in the Top 14, Selevasio chose to face a new challenge. Undoubtedly he feels that it is time for him to find another place to develop his career and his game. In recent years, however, he has become an important element at Stade Toulousain with more and more playing time. Get more tenures. But the competition of Seven Coins with other Tricolores, Jelonch and Cros is tough. We can also imagine that the arrival of players like Alexandre Roumat will have an impact on his playing time. Not to mention the emergence of young talents like Théo Ntamack. TOP 14. Who can bet on the 4-star performance of these 5 recruits?TOP 14. Who can bet on the 4-star performance of these 5 recruits?The departure of Tolofua is undoubtedly a loss for Toulouse. Especially since he won’t be the only one leaving Toulouse at the end of the season. Alban Placines’ contract expires in 2023, as does Springbok Rynhardt Elstadt. Can they be extended? The latter will be 33 in a few weeks and we can imagine that the Stadium will want to return to a younger and more talented element to strengthen their third line. And it’s not Sam Simmonds, recruited by Montpellier after Mercer left England. Across the Channel, other well-known players have been linked several times with French clubs. This is the particular case of the South African Daniel Du Preez, tracked in Bordeaux. We know that Billy Vunipola does not leave the Top 14 formations carelessly. He will soon be 30 years old and will do a lot of damage in France. Fijian Albert Tuisue could also be on the market at the end of the season. TRANSFER.  The Vunipola brothers, next headliners in the Top 14?TRANSFER. The Vunipola brothers, next headliners in the Top 14?But according to some rumours, Toulouse have another Blues in their sights to come and increase their tricolor contingent which is already filled with French internationals. On the part of Pau, a player well known to the supporters will be available in 2023: Jordan Joseph. Arriving in the form of a loan in the Section last year, he continued the adventure in Béarn this season. Will he return to Plessis-Robinson at the end of the year? He is still under contract with Racing 92. However, he seems to be improving at Pau and we can imagine that he has discussions between different parties about his future. A possible buyout of the contract cannot be ruled out. It goes without saying that the case is between the former U20 world champion and Stade Toulousain. So that the Haut-Garonne club can explore other avenues.VIDEO.  Rugby Championship.  Ardie Savea proves once again that he is the best 8 in the worldVIDEO. Rugby Championship. Ardie Savea proves once again that he is the best 8 in the worldBy pushing the cap too far, one can imagine All Black Ardie Savea being lured into an adventure in France. He is not the first New Zealander to play for Toulouse. And maybe not the last while his teammate in the selection Nepo Laulala announced in the pink city after the World Cup. The problem with the Hurricanes player is that he extended his federation for four years. So it is linked to the NZRU until the end of 2025. But only until December 2023 with the Super Rugby franchise. As part of the contract, Savea, however, has the option to play abroad for six months during the 2024 season. Would an All Black freelance for Toulouse be satisfactory? We think not, because the most successful club in Europe wants to prepare for its future. But we also know its potential for attraction. Is he strong enough to impress Savea or a world-class player like Josh Van der Flier? The Irishman was extended in February with his federation and Leinster. But we don’t know the duration of the new contract. And his age, 30 years old in 2023, can also be a brake. But imagine a second Van der Flier in Toulouse?CHAMPIONS CUP.  Josh Van der Flier, this 3rd shadow line has become the best number 7 in the worldCHAMPIONS CUP. Josh Van der Flier, this 3rd shadow line has become the best number 7 in the world

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