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France centre leaves Racing for Lyon

04th June 2014 08:26


Fabrice Estebanez Racing Metro

New challenge: Fabrice Estebanez

Dual-code France international Fabrice Estebanez has left Racing-Metro for newly-promoted Lyon, the ProD2 champions have confirmed

The versatile 32-year-old back has signed a three-year deal becoming the club's 16th recruit since winning the second division title.

Estebanez, who can play at fly-half, centre and full-back, won 25 France caps while playing Rugby League from 2001-2006.

He then switched to union with Brive in 2007 before moving to Racing in 2011.

He has won eight caps for France in Union, including three during the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

"I reached the end of a cycle with Racing Metronad I had the fortune and the opportunity to recieve an offer from a club like LOU, who have a very interesting project," said Estebanez.

"Its a club that is building and I like this kind of challenge.

"I liked what the coaches had to say and I'll be joining a lot of friends in the club."

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