Top 14: Transfer wrap

Date published: June 26 2012

We take a look at how the Top 14 transfer market is shaping up with all the new arrivals and departures for the season ahead.

We take a look at how the Top 14 transfer market is shaping up with all the new arrivals and departures for the season ahead.

It's hard to believe that the 2012/13 Top 14 season gets underway just 10 weeks after Toulouse were crowned champions for a 19th time earlier this month.

As players and coaching staff alike prepare for another gruelling French season, we take a look at how the transfer market is shaping up with all the new arrivals and departures to and from the 14 participating teams.


Agen

In: Vincent Roux (La Rochelle), Rémi Vaquin (Racing-Métro), Mathieu Lorée (Racing-Métro), Steve Malonga (Castres), William Demotte (Clermont), Mathieu Blin (coaching), Philippe Sella (coaching), David Darricarrère (coaching, Dax), Ben Blair (Cardiff), Esteban Lozada (Edinburgh), Ross Skeate (Sharks), Johnson Falefa (Toulouse), Louis Bataille (Tyrosse)

Out: Brice Dulin (Castres), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Métro), Dewald Senekal (Bayonne), Manu Ahotaeiloa (Bayonne), Adri Badenhorst (retiring), Jérôme Mondoulet, Thibault Lassalle, Christian Lanta (coaching, Bayonne), Christian Delude (coaching, Bayonne), Kevin Swiryn (retiring), Cyril Chavet (retiring), Martin Scelzo


Bayonne
In: Dewald Senekal (Agen), Manu Ahotaeiloa (Agen), Gabrielle Lovobalavu (Toulon), Grégory Arganèse (Racing-Métro), Christian Lanta (coaching, Agen), Christian Delude (Agen, coaching), Scott Spedding (Brive), Pierre Gayraud (Perpignan)

Out: Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Sione Lauaki (retiring), Julien Audy (Oyonnax), Didier Faugeron (coaching), Pépito Elhorga, Clément Baïocco (Oyonnax), Troy Flavell, Sylvain Bouillon (Albi)


Biarritz

In: Thibault Dubarry (Brive), Thomas Synaeghel (Dax), Aled Brew (Dragons), Matt Berquist (Leinster), Ben Broster (Wasps), Jean-Philippe Genevois (Toulon), Eugène van Staden (Sharks)

Out: Sylvain Marconnet (retiring), Yvan Watremez (Montpellier), Romain Terrain (Perpignan), Manuel Carizza (Scarlets), Jean-Baptiste Roidot (Carcassonne), Patrice Lagisquet (coaching, France), Florian Faure (Grenoble), Ilikena Bolakoro (Colomiers)


Bordeaux-Bègles

In: Karolis Navickas (Sharks), Rohan Kitshoff (Stormers), Lachi Munro (Auckland), Raphaël Ibañez (coaching), Sonnes (coaching, Spain), Vasuinubu (Fiji), Worsley (coaching), Gibouin (Périgueux), Koyamaibole (Lyon), Poirot (Brive), Larrieu (Bordeaux-Bègles), Yassi Boutemane (Toulouse)

Out: Dan Leo (Perpignan), Julien Turini (Aix-en-Provence), Gérard Fraser (Béziers), Boris Bethery (Dax), Vungakoto Lilo, Marc Delpoux (coaching, Perpignan), Ricky Davies, Leroy Houston, Damien Neveu, Ternisien (Dax), Ferrères (Brive)


Brive
In: Dominiko Waqaniburotu (Chiefs), Mike Blair (Edinburgh), Bakaniceva (Tarbes), Hirèche (Aurillac), Griffoul (Narbonne), Briatte (Stade Français), Ferrères (Bordeaux-Bègles), Sola (Bourgoin), Shvelidze (Montpellier)

Out: Thibault Dubarry (Biarritz), Antonie Claassen (Castres), Alexandre Bias (Montpellier), Matthieu Bélie (Racing-Métro), Vasil Kakovin (Toulouse), Shane Geraghty (London Irish), Nicolas Jeanjean, Mathias Atayi, Pablo Cardinali, Scott Spedding (Bayonne), Ugo Mola, Poirot (Bordeaux-Bègles)


Castres
In: Mihaita Lazar (Aix en Provence), Christophe Samson (Toulon), Puila Fa'asalele (La Rochelle), Antonie Claassen (Brive), Pedrie Wannenburg (Ulster), Marcel Garvey (Worcester), Brice Dulin (Agen), Daniel Kirkpatrick (Hurricanes)

Out: Chris Masoe (Toulon), Steve Malonga (Agen), Luc Ducalcon (Racing-Métro), Vincent Iñigo, Mathieu Nicolas (Grenoble), Florian Denos (Oyonnax), Alexandre Albouy, Pierre Manuel Garcia, Scott Murray, Kiril Kulemin, Roussel (Aurillac), Renaud (Oyonnax), So'oialo (Aix-en-Provence)


Clermont

In: Damien Chouly (Perpignan), Napolioni Nalaga (Western Force), Benson Stanley (Auckland Blues)

Out: Lionel Faure (retiring), Kini Murimurivalu (La Rochelle), Loann Goujon (La Rochelle), Alexandre Audebert (retiring), Brent Russell, William Demotte (Agen), Gonzalo Canale, Jason White (Glasgow), Jean-Francois Gourdon (La Rochelle)


Lyon
In: Sébastien Chabal, Huw Bennett (Ospreys), Julien Dumora (Toulon), Fabien Cibray (Toulon), Lionel Nallet (Racing-Métro)

Out: Lee Thomas (Wasps), Sébastien Petit (Narbonne), Arnaud Dorier (La Rochelle), Antoine Guillamon (Toulouse), Gérald Gambetta, Mark Van Gisbergen, Brice Salobert (Carcassonne), James Bailey, Jody Jenneker, Christian Short, Mickaël Forest, Tony Testa, Tariel Ratianidze


Montpellier
In: Shontayne Hape (London Irish), Matthew Carraro (Bath), Charles Géli (Perpignan), Alexandre Bias (Brive), Yvan Watremez (Biarritz), Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow), Vincent Pelo (Bourgoin), Mario Ledesma (coaching, Stade Français), Stéphane Glas (coaching)

Out: Sakiusa Matadigo (Racing-Métro), Geoffrey Doumayrou (Stade Français), Joan Caudullo, Goderzi Shvelidze, Vassili Bost, Seta Tile, Joseph Tuineau, Conrad Marais (Béziers), Joan Caudullo (Mont-de-Marsan)


Perpignan
In: Romain Terrain (Biarritz), Sona Taumalolo (Chiefs), Dan Leo (Bordeaux), Sione Piukala (Eastwood), Jérémy Castex (Wasps), Luke Charteris (Dragons), Luke Narraway (Gloucester), Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester), Lifeimi Mafi (Munster), Marc Delpoux (coaching, Bordeaux), Giampiero De Carli (coaching), Patrick Arlettaz (coaching), Sofiane Guitoune (Albi)

Out: Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Jérôme Porical (Stade Français), Charles Géli (Montpellier), Kevin Boulogne (Pau), Perry Freshwater (retiring), Grégory Le Corvec (retiring), Ovidiu Tonita (Carcassonne), Rudi Coetzee (Grenoble), Benoît Bourrust (Cardiff), Marius Tincu, Jean-Philippe Grandclaude (La Rochelle), Olivier Olibeau (retiring), Rimas Alvarez-Kairelis (retiring), Gerrie Britz, Bernard Goutta (coaching, Colomiers), Christophe Manas (coaching, Dax), Romain Brison, Pierre Gayraud (Bayonne), Thomas Dubois (Colomiers), Julien Candelon (France VII), Nicolas Laharrague (Grenoble)


Racing-Métro

In: Dimitri Szarzewski (Stade Français), Mathieu Bélie (Brive), Maxime Machenaud (Agen), Luc Ducalcon (Castres), Sakiusa Matadigo (Montpellier), Camille Gérondeau (Béziers), Benjamin Dambielle (La Rochelle)

Out: François Steyn (Sharks), Rémi Vaquin (Agen), Mathieu Lorée (Agen), Grégory Arganèse (Bayonne), Nicolas Durand (Toulon), Lionel Nallet (Lyon), Scott Zimmerman, Josh Matavesi (Worcester), Nathan Lane, Didier Retière (coaching, France)


Stade Français

In: Nicolas Bézy (Toulouse), Jérôme Porical (Perpignan), Geoffrey Doumayrou (Montpellier), Romain Frou (Toulon), Michael Van Vuuren (Cheetahs), Olivier Missoup (Toulon), David Auradou (coaching), Zhavania (Georgia), Gomez Lopez (Pampas XV),

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