Top 14 Transfer Wrap

Date published: June 19 2015

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The transfer window slammed shut in the Top 14 on Monday with a host of the world's top players headed to France next season.

Dan Carter's blockbuster move to Racing 92 is the arguably the headline signing from the southern hemisphere, and he will be joined in Paris by the likes of Ben Tameifuna and Chris Masoe.

European champions Toulon have been even bolder with their recruitment drive, bringing in the likes of Duane Vermeulen, Ma'a Nonu and Paul O'Connell, while Jake White's Montpellier revolution was completed with the signings of Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis, who follow Pierre Spies and Jesse Mogg, among others.

Newly-crowned champions Stade Français have two big names of their own on their way, in Will Genia and Willem Alberts, while the team they beat on Saturday, Clermont, will welcome Hosea Gear and Flip van der Merwe, although Waisake Naholo's move remains in doubt.

Elsewhere Adam Ashley-Cooper is heading to Bordeaux, while ambitious promoted side Lyon are bringing in All Black duo Conrad Smith and Colin Slade.

AGEN

Arrivals: R. Du Preez (Oyonnax), Tadjer (Massy), Naikatini (Wellington), Braendlin (Toulon), Baget (Béziers), Guemes (Buenos Aires), Tilsley (New Zealand Sevens), Sadie (Cheetahs), Sicart (Montpellier), Fèvre (Pau).

Departures: Telefoni (Carcassonne), Valdes (retired), Jooste (retired), Lagarde (Albi), Pètre (Brive), Pelesasa (retired), Fogarty, Ratianidze (Mont-de-Marsan), Caucaunibuca, Lucas Tolot (Montauban), Loris Tolot (Montauban).

BORDEAUX-BEGLES

Arrivals: Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs), Ducuing (Perpignan), Buttin (Clermont), Goujon (La Rochelle), Kepu (Waratahs), Dubié (Mont-de-Marsan), Doubrère (Auch), Braid (Blues), Kitshoff (Stormers), Saili (Blues).

Departures: Navrozashvili (Lyon), Tuifu’a (Lyon), Guiry (Biarritz), Venter (Montauban), Beyers (Zebre), Delboulbès (Oyonnax), Sa (retired).

BRIVE

Arrivals: Jgenti (ex-joker), Tuatara-Morrison (ex-joker), Petre (Agen), Iribaren (Montpellier), Whetton (Castres), Pointud (Bayonne), Snyman (Scarlets), Duhalde (loan, Bayonne).

Departures: Neveu (Colomiers), Sanchou (retired), Caisso (Montauban), Pinet (Montauban), Boukerou (Tarbes), Murphy (London Welsh), P. Barnard (retired), L. Lyons (Limoges), Swanepoel (Montauban), Voretamaya (Colomiers), Ma’ilei, Veyssière (Limoges).

CASTRES

Arrivals: Wulf (Toulon), Bias (Montpellier), Tulou (Montpellier), Urdapilleta (Oyonnax), Tichit (Oyonnax), Fontaine (Clermont), Séron (Carcassone), Martinez (Lomas Athletic, Argentina), D. Smith (Toulon), Sione (Hurricanes), Urios (Oyonnax, Coach), Charrier (Oyonnax, Coach), El-Abd (Oyonnax, Coach).

Departures: Tales (Racing), Whetton (Brive), Herrera (Argentina Super Rugby), Fa’anunu (Grenoble), Garcia (Montauban), Garvey, Taumoepeau, Marmoiton, Evans, Bornman (Aix-en-Provence), Reggiardo (Albi, Coach), Darricarrère (Coach), Milhas (Coach).

CLERMONT

Arrivals: Gear (Chiefs), Strettle (Saracens), Spedding (Bayonne), Van der Merwe (Bulls), Cancoriet (Massy), Vulivuli (Montpellier), P. Fernandez (Argentina), Gérondeau (Racing), Natriashvili (Brive), Planté (Racing), Cassang (Academy), Yato (Academy), Bès (Montpellier, Coach).

Departures: Nalaga (Lyon), Bonnaire (Lyon), Guildford (Napier), Malzieu (Montpellier), Delany (Newcastle), Singer (Lyon), Tawolo (Oyonnax), Buttin (UBB), Lacrampe (Pau), Paulo (Lyon), Pierre (Pau), Fontaine (Castres).

GRENOBLE

Arrivals: Desmaison (Racing), Marie (Biarritz), Bosch (Carcassonne), Dupont (Montpellier), Batlle (Colomiers), Estebanez (Lyon), Fa’anunu (Castres), Percival (Worcester), Setephano (Osaka), Loustalot (Bayonne), Taumalolo (Racing).

Departures: Buckle (Lyon), Owen, Willemse (Montpellier), Rey (Mont-de-Marsan), Courrent (retired), Faure, Michallet (Bourgoin), Hugues (Mont-de-Marsan), Marrou (loan, Montauban), Skeate (Aix-en-Provence), Messina (retired), Thiery, Choirat, Beukes, Michallet (Bourgoin), Caminati (joker, Toulon).

LA ROCHELLE

Arrivals: Roumieu (Bayonne), Lapeyre (Racing), Gau (Albi), Januarie (Lyon), Aguillon (Oyonnax), Lagrange (Oyonnax), Lacroix (Albi), Holmes (Western Force), Raikuna (NZ, Joker World Cup), Rattez (Narbonne, 2016).

Departures: Goujon (UBB), Bourrust, Grobler (retired), Berger (Aix-en-Provence), Canale, Cestaro (Aix-en-Provence), Bobo (retired), Grandclaude (Leucate), Gard (Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars), Grant.

MONTPELLIER

Arrivals: S. Van der Merwe (Lions), Willemse (Grenoble), J. Du Plessis (Bulls), Liebenberg (Bulls), N. White (Brumbies), Wright (Sharks), Catrakilis (Stormers), Malzieu (Clermont), O’Connor (Bayonne), Nakailagi (Fiji), Mogg (Brumbies), Spies (Bulls), Benazzi (Manager), Jack White (Coach), Sowerby (coach), B. Du Plessis (Sharks), J. Du Plessis (Sharks).

Departures: Artru (Perpignan), Attoub (Lyon), Bianchin (Pau), Bias (Castres), Bustos (retired), Dupont (Grenoble), Iribaren (Brive), King (Pau), Leleimalefaga (Worcester), Lobo (Carcassone), Olivier, Pélissié (Toulon), Quercy (Montauban, loan), Ranger (North Harbour, Blues), Selponi (Perpignan), Sicart (Agen), Tulou (Castres), Viriviri (Montauban), Vulivuli (Clermont), Glas (Oyonnax, Coach), Bès (Clermont, Coach).

OYONNAX

Arrivals: Weepu (London Welsh), Metz (Racing), Castex (Lyon), Pungea (Lyon), De Marco (Lyon), Gunther (Lyon), Martin (Lyon), Tawalo (Clermont), Vainikolo (Exeter), Robinson (Bristol), Robson (Harlequins), Sheridan (London Irish), Maurouard (Racing), Delboulbès (UBB), Bordes (Mont-de-Marsan), Blanc (Brive), Etienne (Narbonne), Glas (Montpellier, Coach), Azam (Lyon, Coach).

Departures: Lasalle (Toulon), Urios (Castres, Coach), Figuerola (Lyon), Aguillon (La Rochelle), Urdapilleta (Castres), Tichit (Castres), Coux (Bourguoin), Baïocco (retired), Du Preez (Agen), Jullien (Carcassone), Clark (retired), N’Gauamo (Mont-de-Marsan), Lagrange (La Rochelle), Browne (retired), André (Perpignan), Domenech (Carcassone), Luatua (Aurillac), Paea (Lyon), Donguy, Nemecek.

PAU

Arrivals: C. Smith (Hurricanes), Lacrampe (Clermont), Ratuvou (Lyon), King (Montpellier), Dougall (Munster), Slade (Crusaders), Butler (Munster), Dupouy (Auch), Lespiaucq (Dax), Malié (Montauban), Murray (Glasgow), Pierre (Clermont).

Departures: Fakalelu (Bourgoin), Barrère (Bèziers), Bourgeois (Montauban), Condou (Albi), Drouard (Nevers), Lescalmel (Montauban), Monto (Auch), Solofuti (Angoulême), Toevalu (Bourgoin),Vatubua (Academy), Pierce (Academy).

RACING 92

Arrivals: Carter (Crusaders), Tales (Castres), Nyanga (Toulouse), Masoe (Toulon), Carizza (Stormers), Tameifuna (Chiefs), Castrogiovanni (Toulon), Fa’aoso (Bayonne).

Departures: Roberts (Harlequins), Sexton (Leinster), Lapeyre (La Rochelle), Metz (Oyonnax, loan), Lavanini (Argentine Super Rugby), Maurouard (Oyonnax), Planté (Clermont), Magnaval (Biarritz), Desmaison (Grenoble), Gérondeau (Clermont), Lydiate (Ospreys).

STADE FRANCAIS

Arrivals: Genia (Reds), Macalou (Massy), Felsina (Lyon), Alberts (Sharks), Alo-Emile (Rebels), Powell (Fiji), Daguin (Massy, return from loan), Sio.

Departures: Dubois (France, Coach), Fillol (retired), Rabadan (retired), Inu (Catalan Dragons), Kingi, Lyons (retired), Ioane, Frou, Guillemain, Garrault (Tarbes), LaValla (retired).

TOULON

Arrivals: Ollivon (Bayonne), Etrillard (Bayonne), Pélissié (Montpellier), Cooper (Reds), Boughanmi (Bèziers), Manoa (Northampton), Nonu (Hurricanes), Dominguez (Coach), Lassalle (Oyonnax), Ma’afu (Northampton), Caminati (joker, Grenoble), O'Connell (Munster), Vermeulen (Stormers), Stevens (Sharks).

Departures: Botha (retired), Williams (retired), Hayman (retired), Durand (Lyon), Masoe (Racing), Wulf (Castres), Mignoni (Lyon, Coach), Castrogiovanni (Racing), Bruno (retired, Coach Lyon), D. Smith (Castres), Munoz (Montauban), Claassens (Sharks).

TOULOUSE

Arrivals: Kunatani (Fiji Sevens), Muller (Bayonne), Mélé (Leicester), Mola (Albi, Coach), Pelous (France U20, Director).

Departures: Nyanga (Racing), Vermaak (Stormers), Novès (France, Coach), Ralepelle (South Africa).

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