Slimani joins Clermont from Stade Français

Date published: December 12 2016

France tighthead prop Rabah Slimani has signed a three-year deal with Clermont to join the side next season.

Slimani, 27, also has the option for a further year, as he makes the moves from Stade Français. The front-row has won 31 caps for his country so far in his career.

Slimani is Clermont’s second confirmed signing ahead of next season, joining Scotland scrum-half and captain Greig Laidlaw.

“I’m delighted,” Slimani said.

“Next season will be a new adventure and a new live for me. It’s a big change, but I know that the club and the region will support me in every way.”

Clermont head coach Franck Azema added: “He has great experience at a high level. We know what a strong force he can be in the scrum. We’re very happy to welcome him into our squad next season.”