Vakatawa, FFR agree two-year extension

Date published: May 24 2016

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Virimi Vakatawa will continue to represent the France national team and France Sevens after agreeing a new two-year contract.

Vakatawa’s outstanding form in the World Rugby Sevens Series earlier this season earned him a call-up to Guy Novès’ first Six Nations squad, with the 24-year-old playing in all five Tests and scoring on his debut against Italy.

He has since return to Sevens for the conclusion of the season’s schedule was named in the official Dream Team following the conclusion of the Series in London last weekend.

Previously with Racing 92, Vakatawa joined France Sevens back in 2014.

The Champions Cup finalists were one of a number of clubs, along with the FFR, who were eager to sign Vakatawa following the Olympics in Rio this year, with Racing also suggesting that they would be owed compensation due to a clause in his contract.

This appears to have been agreed, with Vakatawa now available to play for France in both Sevens and XVs moving forward.

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