Montpellier line up three massive recruits

Date published: November 27 2015

Montpellier look set to bring in a handful of big name recruits with international wingers Nemani Nadolo, Joe Tomane and Sofiane Guitoune reportedly joining Frans Steyn in the south of France. 

Club president Mohed Altrad has confirmed the arrival of former Springbok star Steyn, who will be reunited with coach Jake White, under whom he helped South Africa win the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

As further steps to soften the loss of fan favourite François Trinh-Duc, the ambitious Top 14 club is set to continue bringing in southern hemisphere stars. Local newspaper Midi Libre reports that Crusaders and Fiji winger Nadolo has already signed, as has Wallabies and Brumbies speedster Tomane, with the pair set to move to France at the end of the 2016 Super Rugby season, in time for the 2016/17 French season.

Both are reportedly seen as potential options in the Montpellier midfield.

Tomane would join ex-Brumbies players Jesse Mogg, Nic White and Ben Mowen in Montpellier under their former Super Rugby coach.

The signature of Guitoune seems less certain. The French international wing's contract at Bordeaux-Bègles expires at the end of the season and while he has admitted to receiving frequent offers from other clubs, he has yet to make a decision on his future.