Racing confirm Taumalolo move

Date published: September 15 2014

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Racing Métro have confirmed the signing of Tonga prop Sona Taumalolo as a medical joker to cover for Davit Khinchagishvili.

Racing Métro have confirmed the signing of Tonga prop Sona Taumalolo as a medical joker to cover for Davit Khinchagishvili.

The Georgian international went down with a serious knee injury that will keep him on the sidelines for at least six months, leaving Racing short for front row cover.

To overcome his absence, Racing have been looking to bring in a medical joker, and they have reached an agreement with former Chiefs prop Taumalolo.

The 32-year-old joined Perpignan at the start of last season and was first choice for the Catalans at the start of thier ProD2 campaign.

However he had a clause in his contract allowing him to join a Top 14 club before October 15, and with Racing in need of a prop, he has agreed to join the Parisian club.

He will link up with former Perpignan teammate Luke Charteris who made the same move over the off-season, although the Welsh international is currently out injured himself with a broken foot.

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