Toulouse, Montpellier, Perpignan, Bayonne, Pro D2… Latest rugby transfer news

Eneriko Buliruarua (La Rochelle) would have agreed to move to Bayonne next season. (©Icon Sports)

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, Melvyn Jaminet (22 years old; 11 selections) will indeed be a player who Toulouse Stadium next year, as officially announced by the Haut-Garonne club on Tuesday 21 June 2022.

Jaminet, trained in Toulon, who stopped young rugby for a while before restarting and moving to the Perpignan training center (French Pro D2 champion in 2021), initialed a contract for 3 years. “We have recognized his talent for a number of years and are delighted to finally be able to integrate him into our workforce,” said President Didier Lacroix. “Toulouse is a club whose playing philosophy suits me and who have title ambitions. This is what I’m looking for for the rest of my career! added Jaminet.

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

… Arthur Bonneval could switch to Racing 92

At the end of the contract and not withheld Toulouse Stadiumthe winger Arthur Bonneval (27 years old), targeted by Toulon for a while, was finally able to take over directing race 92as reported by La Dépêche du Midi.

Montpellier. Paolo Garbisi extended until 2025

Very good in the semifinals of the top 14 against Bordeaux-Bègles, author of a good development in recent months, the Italian international Paolo Garbisi (22 years old; 18 caps) from Montpellier has decided to extend his adventure in the “Herault.

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MHR, who have qualified for the Top 14 final and will face Castres this Friday, June 24 at the Stade de France, confirmed this and hinted at an agreement for a contract until 2025 (Espoirs contract for a year, then professional). “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 quick, he is one of exemplary professionalism,” commented manager Philippe Saint-André.

Bayonne. Three newcomers in sight?

If this Monday he formalizes the arrival of the hooker promoted to the top 14 from La Rochelle, Facundo Bosch, Bayonne, who has already caught Camille Lopez, Maximemachenaud or even Quentin Béthune in his nets, he is still looking for reinforcements next season.

Sud Ouest before the Basque club would have registered the signatures of 3 new players. First would be Mateaki Kafatolu from the Tongan 3rd line, who has been the medical wild card alongside Castres this season. The second would be Pieter Ernst Scholtz, a South African pillar who came from Wasps in England where he barely featured (9 games, 3 starts). Finally, the final recruit would be the 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 viewfinder?

Refining their recruiting for next season, Perpignan continues to look for multiple elements in the top 14, namely a right pillar, a right axis second line and a winger. For this latest position, Midi Olympique reports an interest in Dorian Laborde, a former racingman who came to Toulon as a medical substitute last season. He only played the RCT 6 games.

Nevers. 11 official recruits

Beaten by Mont-de-Marsan in the semifinals of Pro D2, Nevers, ambitious in the wake of its president Régis Dumange, formalized the arrival of 11 recruits for the next season. Among them we find the pillars Ilia Kaikatsishvili (medical joker), Cleopas Kundiona (Chambéry) and Kamaliele Tufele (Montauban), the whore Elia Elia (Bourg-en-Bresse), the second line Senio Toleafoa (stays at the club) and Christiaan Van der Merwe (Carcassonne), third line 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, no fewer than 14 renewals were recorded 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 year optional), Charlie Rorke (2 years + 1 year optional), Guillaume Manevy (2 years + 1 year optional), 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 Angouleme. Two Pro D2 rookies have signed

Club Soyaux-Angoulême, runners-up in 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 half of the scrum. The 28-year-old comes straight from Provence Rugby, a club he played 27 games for last year.

The Charente club then hinted at the arrival of Rouen Omar Dahir’s right-back. The 28-year-old player had 15 arcs this year but only started 6 times.

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