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Stade Français sign Lakafia

08th May 2014 10:02

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New face in Paris: Raphael Lakafia

French international loose forward Raphaël Lakafia has joined Stade Français on a three-year deal from relegated Biarritz.

Lakafia has three caps for France, including two at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

A product of the Biarritz academy, 25 year-old usually plays number eight but can also play on the blindside flank.

Lakafia is the third new arrival to be announced at Stade Français in recent days following the signing of former Clermont and Mont-de-Marsan prop Adrien Oléon and France international scrum-half Julien Tomas on a two-year deal from domestic rivals Castres.

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