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Perpignan desperately seeking fly-half

21st January 2014 14:17


Perpignan s fly half Sofiane Guitoune leaves the pitch after being injured

Wanted: A fit number 10

Perpignan are hoping to recruit a fly-half within the next fortnight to compensate for their recent spate of injuries and international call ups.

French international wing Sofiane Guitoune was the latest addition to USAP's injury list when his season came to an end on Saturday due to partially ruptured tendon sustained while filling in at fly-half against Gloucester.

The Catalans have already lost France fly-half Camille Lopez to a knee injury and with James Hook and Tony Allan called up to the Welsh and Italian Six Nations squad respectively, they are desperately short on options for the number 10 jersey.

"We will need a medical joker to arrive within fifteen days," said director Sylvain Deroeux.

"We will have made a decision by the end of the week. The Super Rugby clubs have already announced their squads. We'll thus have to look at the Currie Cup, the other lower level southern hemisphere competitions or European clubs that have started cutting their payroll."

Perpignan are lying in 11th place in the Top 14, just five points clear of the relegation zone and travel to fifth-placed Grenoble, who are unbeaten at home, this weekend.

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