By Clement Mazella
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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 14. The back of Perpignan and the XV of France, Melvyn Jaminet (22 years old; 11 selections), will indeed be a player of the Toulouse Stadium next year, as the Haut-Garonne club made official on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Jaminet, trained in Toulon, who stopped young rugby for a time, before being relaunched and joining the Perpignan training center (French Pro D2 champion in 2021), initialed a 3 year contract. “We had spotted his talent for a few years and we are delighted to finally be able to integrate him into our workforce”, reacted the 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, Stade Toulousain also confirmed the signing of the international center of Lyon, Pierre Louis Barassi (24 years old; 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 retained Toulouse Stadiumthe winger Arthur Bonneval (27 years old), a time in the sights of Toulon, could finally take the direction of Racing 92as La Dépêche du Midi reports.
Montpelier. Paolo Garbisi extends until 2025
Very good in the semi-finals of Top 14 against Bordeaux-Bègles, author of a good progression in recent months, the Italian international opener from Montpellier, Paolo Garbisi (22 years old; 18 caps), has decided to extend his adventure in the ‘Herault.
The MHR, qualified for the final of the Top 14 and who will face Castres this Friday, June 24 at the Stade de France, confirmed it, indicating an agreement for a contract until 2025 (Espoirs contract for one year, then pro next). “Paolo shows and demonstrates, on the pitch, that he is one of the greatest potentials in the world as an opening half. […] His integration and his learning of French were very quick, he is one of exemplary professionalism,” commented manager Philippe Saint-André.
Bayonne. Three new recruits in the sights?
If he formalized 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 in his nets, is still looking to strengthen himself for next season.
Sud Ouest before the Basque club would have registered the signatures of 3 new players. The first would be the Tongan 3rd line Mateaki Kafatolu, who has been this season’s medical joker on the Castres side. The second would be called Pieter Ernst Scholtz, a South African pillar arriving from Wasps in England where he was hardly used (9 games, 3 starts). Finally, the last 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 its recruitment for next season, Perpignan, maintained in the Top 14, is still looking for several elements, namely a right pillar, a second line right axis and a winger. For this last position, Midi Olympique reports an interest in Dorian Laborde, a former Racingman who arrived in Toulon during last season as a medical joker. He only played with the RCT 6 games.
Nevers. 11 official recruits
Beaten in the semi-finals of Pro D2 by Mont-de-Marsan, Nevers, ambitious in the wake of its president Régis Dumange, formalized the arrival of 11 recruits for next season. Among them, we find the pillars Ilia Kaikatsishvili (medical joker), Cleopas Kundiona (Chambéry) and Kamaliele Tufele (Montauban), the hooker 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 less than 14 extensions were also recorded by the 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
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. Aged 28, he comes straight from Provence Rugby, a club with which he played 27 games during the previous year.
Following, the Charente club indicated the arrival of the right pillar of Rouen Omar Dahir. A 28-year-old player, he has been listed on 15 match sheets this year, but has only started 6 times.
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