Gray signs four-year deal at Toulouse

Date published: November 24 2015

Toulouse have confirmed that Scotland international second-row Richie Gray has signed a contract with them and will join the club in 2016.

Gray, who impressed during the recent Rugby World Cup, has inked a four-year deal and will switch from Castres at the end of the campaign.

The 26-year-old has 51 caps for his country and began his club career at Glasgow before making a switch to Sale and then Castres in 2013.

The news comes a few days after Toulouse confirmed a three-year contract extension with French international centre Gaël Fickou.

Toulouse have been relatively inactive in the transfer market in recent years but club president Jean-René Bouscatel suggested more recruits were on their way.

"You will know progressively about recruitment as the season unfolds," he told a press conference on Tuesday.

France fly-half François Trinh-Duc is believed to be top of Toulouse's shopping list.

Bouscatel also confirmed that the club would play their European quarter-final at the city's larger football stadium, and not their tradition home of Stade Ernest Wallon, assuming they secure a home fixture.

The four-time European champions also confirmed that they will host reigning European champions Toulon at the Stadium de Toulouse in the Top 14 on December 27.

Their home game against Top 14 champions Stade Français next March and their Champions Cup clash against Saracens will also be moved to the bigger venue.

It's been over two years since 'le Stadium' hosted a rugby match due to renovations made for the Euro 2016 football tournament.