Toulouse, Montpellier, Perpignan, Bayonne, Pro D2 … The latest news on rugby transfers

Eneriko Buliruarua (La Rochelle) would agree to move to Bayonne next season. (© Icon Sport)

Melvyn Jaminet and Pierre-Louis Barassi in Toulouse, it’s official …

It was no longer a secret, especially since its release on Canal + on April 14th. The back of Perpignan and the XV of France, Melvin Jaminet (22 years; 11 selections), will in fact be a player of the Toulouse Stadium next year, as the Haute Garonne club made official on Tuesday 21 June 2022.

Jaminet, trained in Toulon, who interrupted youth rugby for a while, before being relaunched and joining the Perpignan training center (French Pro D2 champion in 2021), signed a 3-year contract. “We have identified his talent for a few years and are delighted to finally be able to integrate him into our workforce,” reacted President Didier Lacroix. Toulouse is a club whose playing philosophy suits me and which has ambitions for titles. This is what I am looking for for the rest of my career! added Jaminet.

At the end of the day, this Tuesday, the Stade Toulousain also confirmed the signing of the international center of Lyon, Pierre Louis Barassi (24 years; 3 selections). Like Jaminet, he signed a contract until June 2025.

… Arthur Bonneval could join Racing 92

At the end of the contract and not withheld Toulouse StadiumLa la Arthur Bonneval (27 years old), once in the sights of Toulon, could finally take over the direction of Stroke 92as reported by La Dépêche du Midi.

Montpellier. Paolo Garbisi extends until 2025

Very good in the semifinals of the Top 14 against Bordeaux-Bègles, author of a good progression in recent months, the first Italian of Montpellier, Paolo Garbisi (22 years; 18 appearances), has decided to extend his adventure in the ‘Herault.

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This was confirmed by the MHR, qualified for the final of the Top 14 and which will face Castres this Friday 24 June at the Stade de France, indicating an agreement for a contract until 2025 (Espoirs contract for one year, then pro the next). “Paolo shows and demonstrates, on the pitch, that he is one of the greatest potentials in the world as a first half. […] His integration and his learning of French have been very fast, he is one of exemplary professionalism “, commented the manager Philippe Saint-André.

Bayonne. Three new recruits in the crosshairs?

If he made official this Monday the arrival of the hooker from La Rochelle, Facundo Bosch, Bayonne, promoted to the Top 14, and who has already attracted Camille Lopez, Maxime Machenaud or even Quentin Béthune to his networks, he is still looking to strengthen himself for next season.

Sud Ouest before the Basque club would register the signatures of 3 new players. The first would be third-row Tongan Mateaki Kafatolu, who was this season’s medical joker on Castres’s side. The second will be called Pieter Ernst Scholtz, a South African pillar who arrived from Wasps in England where he was little used (9 games, 3 starts). Finally, the last recruit would be Rochelais Eneriko Buliruarua, a 25-year-old center or winger who has the distinction of being JIFF (Player from the Training Sector).

Perpignan. A Toulonnais in the sights?

Perfecting their salary for next season, Perpignan, kept in the Top 14, are still looking for several elements, namely a right pillar, a second row right axis and a winger. For the latter position, Midi Olympique signals an interest in Dorian Laborde, former Racingman who arrived in Toulon last season as a medical jolly. He only played RCT 6 games.

Never. 11 official recruits

Beaten in the semifinals of Pro D2 by Mont-de-Marsan, Nevers, ambitious in the wake of its president Régis Dumange, has formalized the arrival of 11 recruits for next season. Among these we find the pillars Ilia Kaikatsishvili (jolly medico), Cleopas Kundiona (Chambéry) and Kamaliele Tufele (Montauban), the hooker Elia Elia (Bourg-en-Bresse), the second line Senio Toleafoa (remains at the club) and Christiaan Van der Merwe (Carcassonne), third row Steven David (Valence-Romans) and Makapuki Polutele (Chambéry), scrum-half Arthurs Barbier (Marcq-en-Baroeul), winger Christiaan Erasmus (Bourg-en-Bresse) and full-back Thomas Zenon (Béziers ).

In addition, 14 extensions have also been registered by USON: Tornike Mataradze (2 years), Jordan Seneca (2 years), Quentin Beaudaux (2 years), Issam Hamel (2 years), Hugues Bastide (2 years), Jason Fraser (2 years), Julien Kazubek (2 years + 1 optional year), Charlie Rorke (2 years + 1 optional year), Guillaume Manevy (2 years + 1 optional year), Shaun Reynolds (2 years), Rudy Derrieux (2 years + 1 year optional), Mattéo Faucher (2 years), Léonard Paris (2 years), Christian Ambadiang (3 years), Lucas Blanc (2 years) and Kylian Jaminet (2 years).

Soyaux Angoulême. Two Pro D2 rookies have signed

The Soyaux-Angoulême club, vice-champion of France in Federal 1 and promoted to Pro D2, has formalized the arrival of its first recruits for next season. The first is called Adrien Bau and plays as a scrum half. At 28, he comes straight from Provence Rugby, a club with which he played 27 games the previous year.

Later, the Charente club indicated the arrival of the right pillar of Rouen Omar Dahir. A 28-year-old player, this year he was included in 15 match sheets, but only started 6 times.

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