By Simon galinier
Clermont. Azéma leaves the ASM, and ensures that he is not in negotiations with the MHR
After formalizing his departure from Clermont at the end of the season, two years from the end of his contract, the current manager of theASM, Franck Azéma, assured to France Bleu Pays Auvergne that he is “not in negotiation with Montpellier« .
If he acknowledged that he had been “approached by the MHR of Mohed Altrad, like others, notably Pierre Mignoni I believe ”, he affirms that he has not entered into negotiations with the club temporarily trained by the firefighter on duty, Philippe Saint-André, since the ouster of Xavier Garbajosa early January.
Toulon. Adrien Warion (Provence Rugby) has signed
According to Olympic noon, Toulon just enlisted the second line of Provence Rugby, Adrien warion (20 years). Theinternational U20 frenchs (5 caps) would have signed up for three seasons with the RCT.
It will digitally replace Romain Taofifenua, leaving for Lyon. This season, Warion has played 11 games, including 7 as holder, with Aix en Provence, in Pro D2.
UBB. Alexandre Flanquart commits to Provence Rugby
At the end of the contract at Bordeaux-Begles, the second international line Alexandre Flanquart (31; 22 caps) will rebound to Provence Rugby next season, as indicated Olympic noon. Solicited by several clubs of Top 14 and of Pro D2, the native player of Cambrai (Nord) finally decided to put his luggage at Aix en Provence, current 9e the Pro D2.
Provençals who have already secured the services of the Vannes winger, Kevin Bly, from the Nevers pillar, David Lolohea, and the opener of Grenoble, Enzo Selponi. Recruitment that should allow Fabien Cibray and his gang to play the leading roles in Pro D2 next year.
Pau. Nathan Decron (Agen) has given his consent
According to The Republic of the Pyrenees, the three-quarters center ofAgent, Nathan Decron (23 years old) should be the first recruit of the Section Paloise, with a view to next season. Summoned with the Blues as a training partner at the start of the 6 Nations Tournament, the old one international U20 would have agreed to join the Section Paloise in June.
Even if he is under contract with his training club of YOUR until 2022, he has an exit voucher in the event of a descent from the Lot-et-Garonnais club in Pro D2, which seems inevitable. Decron played 13 games of Top 14 this season, including 11 as the holder. He has already evolved with several Pau executives such as Antoine Hastoy and Lucas Rey, with whom he was in the Aquitaine U18 selection, several seasons ago.
Perpignan. Alban Roussel tracked by Lyon…
The young talents of Perpignan (1is of Pro D2) are extremely courted. After the left pillar Quentin Walcker who is committed to Castres, two other Catalan nuggets are eyed by the workforce of Top 14, according to Olympic noon.
This is first the second line Alban Roussel (23 years old), aligned 15 times this season, who is still in the sights of Lyon. The LOU would thus have started negotiations to obtain the arrival of the formerinternational U20, under contract until June 2023 with theTalk.
… and Kilian Taofifenua in the sights of Bayonne
The other young player from Perpignan who is targeted by a Top 14 team is the hooker Killian Taofifenua (20 years). Bayonne takes a close interest in his profile, while his older brother Sébastien Taofifenua must land on the banks of the Nive this summer, coming from Toulon.
Montauban. Taleta Tupuola returns to Sapiac
This Monday February 22, Montauban (8e of Pro D2) formalized the arrival of the New Zealand center or winger, Taleta Tupuola (31 years). After having played in the Tarn-et-Garonnais club from 2013 to 2018, he will find Sapiac next year, from Grenoble, where he came to the end of the contract.
This season, he played 17 Pro D2 matches, including 15 as a starter, and scored a try against Valence-Romans.
We should never leave Montauban 🤭
Leka TUPUOLA will find Sapiac in the Green and Black jersey from next season!
31 years old 🇳🇿
126 match in @ rugbyprod2 – 18 tries 🇫🇷
21 matches in @top14rugby 🇫🇷
Welcome home Leka!#AllezSapiac #Believeandose pic.twitter.com/xc3lL6GoPq
– USM Sapiac (@UsmSapiacRugby) February 22, 2021
Soyaux-Angoulême. Vincent Etcheto piles up again
Last Friday, after the defeat conceded at home against the leader, Perpignan (17-31), the manager of Soyaux-Angoulême, Vincent Etcheto (51 years old), has re-signed for three seasons with the Charente club.
Arrived at the head of SA XV at the end of October, after having occupied the function of consultant for a few weeks, the former technician of Bordeaux-Begles and of Bayonne will remain whatever happens among the Violets in case of maintenance in Pro D2 as of relegation in National.