Planet Rugby

Lyon target Hook, Fourie

28th April 2014 12:18

Share:

munster v perpignan james hook

Leaving USAP? James Hook

Wales star James Hook and Stormers breakdown battler Deon Fourie have emerged as targets for newly-promoted Top 14 outfit, Lyon.

Hook, who can fulfill almost any position between fly-half and full-back, currently plies his trade with Perpignan. But unless USAP can do what no other side has managed for 76 games and beat Clermont at home this weekend, they look set to be relegated to the Pro D2 alongside Biarritz.

If Perpignan are to go down, their squad roster is likely to be cut dramatically, with Hook one of many big names expected to be heading for the exit door.

And the versatile back is, according to WalesOnline, being pursued by Lyon - who won promotion last weekend - as one of the few Top 14 clubs who have not filled their quota of foreign players.

28-year-old Hook has also been linked with Bristol, who are chasing promotion to the Premiership, and have laid down a marker with a number of big-name signings already, including former Wales teammates Ryan Jones and Dwayne Peel, and Ospreys starlet Matthew Morgan.

Die Burger report that Lyon are also chasing flanker-cum-hooker Fourie, with the player's agent Eduard Kelder confirming the French side's interest and also that Western Province Rugby Union is aware.

  • Top 14 Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Friday , October 3
Oyonnax vs Toulon20:45
Saturday , October 4
Bordeaux-Begles vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Racing Metro Paris vs Brive18:30
La Rochelle vs Lyon18:30
Castres vs Grenoble18:30
Bayonne vs Montpellier18:30
Toulouse vs Stade Francais20:45
Friday , October 10
Grenoble vs Brive20:45
Saturday , October 11
Bordeaux-Begles vs Castres14:35
Lyon vs Bayonne15:00
More Top 14 fixtures
  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , September 27
Toulon 40 - 17 MontpellierToulon vs Montpellier Report
Brive 34 - 24 Bordeaux-Begles
Grenoble 27 - 25 Racing Metro ParisGrenoble vs Racing Metro Paris Report
Oyonnax 8 - 19 Clermont Auvergne
Stade Francais 43 - 10 La Rochelle
Lyon 28 - 18 Castres
Friday , September 26
Bayonne 35 - 19 ToulouseBayonne vs Toulouse Report
Saturday , September 20
Racing Metro Paris 27 - 16 ToulouseRacing Metro Paris vs Toulouse Report
Castres 27 - 18 Oyonnax
Grenoble 24 - 15 Bayonne
More Top 14 results
  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne727
2Toulon724
3Stade Francais722
4Grenoble720
5Racing Metro Paris718