Blinded scrum-half Cazenave set to join Brive

Date published: December 30 2016

Florian Cazenave, who lost an eye in a domestic accident back in 2013, is set to return to the Top 14 with Brive next season.

Cazenave has been playing for Reggio in Italy since 2014 due to the laws in France preventing players from taking to the field while wearing specially made glasses.

New FFR president Bernard Laporte however has changed the law to allow players to play wearing protective goggles. And a source has now told Rugbyrama that Cazenave is on the brink of sealing a return to France to join Brive.

The 27-year-old scrum-half spent six years with Perpignan before losing his license to play in France after the accident.

A former France U20 international, Cazenave would be competing for the scrum-half spot alongside young Georgia international Vasil Lobzhanidze.

Photo credit: Rugby Reggio