Buttin signs for Bordeaux-Begles

Date published: December 22 2014

Bordeaux-Begles have completed the signing of France international full-back Jean-Marcellin Buttin, who will join the club from Clermont.

President Laurent Marti announced the move, with the 23-year-old – capped twice by France – joining them next season on a two-year deal.

Buttin, who has been at Clermont since 2009, joins Fijian try-scoring wing Napolioni Nalaga in leaving Clermont – it was revealed on Saturday that Nalaga agreed to join defending French champions Toulon next term.

Buttin is the fourth signing by Bordeaux, who are coached by former France captain and hooker Rapahel Ibanez.

New Zealand back-row forward Luke Braid, number eight Loann Goujon, from La Rochelle, and experienced Australian back Adam Ashley-Cooper, who has won over 100 caps for his country, will all don Bordeaux colours next season.