Bordeaux-Bègles, Clermont, Racing 92, Brive… The latest rugby transfer news

The future of international Cameron Woki could be far from Bordeaux-Bègles.
The future of international Cameron Woki could be far from Bordeaux-Bègles. (©Icon Sport)

Clermont. A Puma to replace Peni Ravai?

According to Midi Olympique, Clermont would have found the replacement for the Fijian left pillar Peni Ravai (31 years old; 28 caps), who was under contract until June 2023 with ASM, but was forced to end his career with immediate effect due to a serious neck injury.

This is the Argentinian international Mayco Vivas (24 years old; 12 caps) who plays for the local Jaguares franchise, with whom he was a Super Rugby finalist in 2019 against the Crusaders. With the Pumas, he participated in the last World Cup in Japan, playing matches against the USA, Tonga, England and France.

Bordeaux-Begles. Cameron Woki on the way out?

The rag burns at the UBB between the manager Christopher Urios and its players. After qualifying for the semi-finals of the Top 14, the Girondin president took the floor to address numerous subjects, including the future of Cameron Woki under contract until 2023. The second or third international line plans to continue his career elsewhere than at UBB where he arrived in 2017 from Massy. “He expressed the fact of not not sure if you want to continue in Bordeaux. That’s honest of him. He is hesitant in his motivation. We must not try to force through, but let him mature his choice, “said the strong man of the UBB to the newspaper Sud Ouest. There is no doubt that the French international (23 years old; 19 selections) should not lack proposals if he officially decides not to return to Gironde.

… Two young pillars enlisted

According to information from the @sr_pasofficiel account, Bordeaux-Bègles has enlisted the young pillar of the Hopes of La Rochelle, Yahnis El Maslouhi (20 years old), trained in Marans (Charente-Maritime). The versatile left pillar, international U20, has signed for the next two seasons on a hopeful contract. But it is not the only young pillar dug up by the UBB, since the international U18, Zaccharie Afane (17 years old), resident of the Grenoble training center, will also join the Girond for three seasons, i.e. until 2025, according to the site.

Racing 92. A Samoan giant has signed

According to Afternoon Olympic, the Racing 92 managed a nice shot by attracting the Samoan second line in his net Veikoso Poloniati (26 years old) with impressive measurements (2.03m; 132 kg). Author of a very good season in Super Rugby with the new Moana Pasifika franchise, he signed up for two years in Hauts-de-Seine, while he was also courted by Stade Toulousain, which is looking for a replacement. Australian Rory Arnold, leaving for Japan.

Brive. Marcel Van der Merwe is committed

Saturday, June 11, the CA Brive formalized the signing of the South African International Law Pillar Marcel Van der Merwe (31 years old; 7 selections) for two seasons, i.e. until 2024. The Springbok will make their return to the Top 14, since they have already played in Toulon and La Rochelle. “I’m really enthusiastic about the idea of ​​joining Brive and returning to the Top 14. I can’t wait to arrive in Corrèze to take up this challenge. I will give the maximum to bring my qualities to the team”, welcomed the player who comes out of a full season with the London Irish (26 games in all competitions).

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It is a weight reinforcement for the Corrèze club which finished 12th in the Top 14 this season. “Marcel Van der Merwe is an experienced player who knows the Top 14. Dominating in scrum and with the ball in hand, he will be a great asset for our squad and an important support for our young pillars”, commented the coach in Brivist leader Jeremy Davidson.

Biarritz formalizes the arrival of Pérusin (Auch) and Augry (Montauban)

This Tuesday, June 14, the Olympic Biarritzrelegated to Pro D2, announced the arrival of the young and talented opener fromAuch, Clement Perusin (19), for three seasons. Trained in Mauvezin (Gers), he had been playing for RCA since 2020. This season, he played 22 Federal 1 matches, including 12 as a starter, scored 2 tries and participated in the rise of the Gers club in National 2.

Monday, June 13, the president of the BOPB Jean-Baptiste Aldigé had also formalized the reinforcement of the third line of Montauban, Simon Augry (24), who has played 19 Pro D2 games this season, including 17 as a starter. Trained in Nieuil-l’Espoir (Vienne) then passed through Poitiers and Albi, he signed up with the Red and Whites for two seasons, i.e. until 2024.

Mont-de-Marsan. Andrei Ostrikov goes for a ride

The club of Mont-de-Marsanunfortunate finalist of the Pro D2 championship and beaten in the accession jump-off by Perpignan on Sunday, will keep his second line Russian international Andrei Ostrikov (34 years; 38 selections). He re-engaged for a season in the Landes, i.e. until June 2023, after wearing the colors of Agen, Aurillac, Sale and Grenoble. At the same time, the English second line James Voss (27) left Stade Montois to join Massy, ​​freshly promoted to Pro D2.

Colomiers recruits a young talent in Federal 1

The club of Colomiers (Pro D2) has signed a young hopeful playing in Tyrosse (Federal 1), the center Enzo Salles (20 years). Formed at theUS Canet/Sainte-Marie then to the agreement Salanque Côte Radieusethis player with a solid size (1.92 m; 92 kg) had been playing at UST since 2011. And it was his former Landes club, managed by François Gelez, who formalized his departure for Colomiers.

Valence-Romans recruits a player from Gruissan (Federal 2)

According to L’Indépendant, the club of Valence-Romans (Nationale 1) recorded the signing of the opening half of Gruissan (Federal 2)Guillaume Cazes (26) for next season. Originally from Vinassan (Aude), then passed through Narbonne, Oyonnax, Albi and Mazamet, he had an exceptional season with Aviron Gruissanais, promoted to Federal 1, scoring nearly 250 points.

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