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Top 14 transfer wrap

23rd July 2014 12:04

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Incoming: Halfpenny, Guildford, Smith and Aplon

As always, the French transfer market has been making headlines all year. With the new Top 14 season on the horizon we list the major comings and goings.

BAYONNE

Arrivals: Stewart (Grenoble), Pointud (Tarbes), Jgenti (Perpignan), Taele (Biarritz), Foketi (Melbourne Rebels, AUS), Noriega (coach, Stade Français),

Departures: Bélie (Perpignan), Bernad (Oyonnax), Brett (LOU), Puricelli (LOU), Manukula (Béziers), Boutaty (Pau), Tialata (Toulouse), Lafond, Arganèse, Gerber (retired), Ahotaeiloa (Lille), Lanta (coach)


BORDEAUX-BEGLES

Arrivals: Clément (La Rochelle), Beauxis (Toulouse), Gomez Kodela (Biarritz), Ledevedec (Brive), Lesgourgues (Biarritz), Guitoune (Perpignan), S. Taofifenua (Perpignan), B. Botha (Mont-de-Marsan), Guiry (Perpignan), Bronca (coach, Tarbes).

Departures: Lamotte (Tarbes), Luafutu (Brive), Florea (retired), Reihana (retired), Fakaté (retired), Carballo, Gibouin, Sanchez, Treloar, Tuculet, Saubusse (Mont-de-Marsan)


BRIVE

Arrivals: Jourdain (Bourg-en-Bresse), Bézy (Grenoble), Luafutu (Bordeaux-Bègles), Acquier( Carcassonne), Boukerou (Auch), Marais (Sharks, RSA), Masilevu (Fiji Sevens)

Departures: Ledevedec (Bordeaux-Bègles), Ferreres (retired), Naikatini, Laval, Kusiolek, Leupolu.


CASTRES

Arrivals: Montès (Toulouse), Sivivatu (Clermont), Dumora (Lyon), Fa'anunu (Montpellier), Beattie (Montpellier), Combezou (Montpellier).

Departures: Claassen (Racing Metro), Dulin (Racing Metro), Peikrishvili (Racing Metro), Teulet (retired), Tomas (Stade Français), Wannenburg (Oyonnax), Bonnefond (Lyon), Houerie, Tarbes), Bai (Leicester), Lakafia (France sevens), Coetzee.


CLERMONT

Arrivals: Gibbes (coach, Leinster), S. Vahaamahina (Perpignan), J. Davies (Scarlets/Wales), Ulugia (Bourg-en-Bresse), Guildford (Crusaders/NZL), Kolelishvili (Lyon,), Abendanon (Bath/ENG), Lopez (Perpignan), Bettencourt (Lusitanos XV/POR)

Departures: Cotter (coach, Scotland), King (Scarlets/Wales), Byrne (Newport/Wales), Cabello (Perpignan), Hines (Sale/ENG), Roulin (Aurillac), Granouillet (Aurillac), Vosloo (Toulon), Sivivatu (Castres), Vermeulen (retired).


GRENOBLE

Arrivals: Wisniewki (Racing-Métro), Willison (Auckland/NZL), Willemse (Bulls/RSA), McLeod (Sharks/RSA), Grice (Waikato/NZL), Skeate (Agen), Aplon (Stormers/RSA), Farell (Ulster/IRL), Heguy (Biarritz), Mignot (Bourgoin), Owen (Reds/AUS), Diaby (Oyonnax)

Departures: Corrihons (coach, retired), Barkley (Scarlets/Wales), Stewart (Bayonne), Sowerby (retired), Campo (Pau), Mutapic ( Nevers), David (Dax), Veyret (Tarbes), Farley (retired), O'Leary (Connacht/IRL), Bézy (Brive), Lorée (Lyon), Beal (Mont-de-Marsan) Coetzee, Hulme, Ninard.


LA ROCHELLE

Arrivals: Qovu (Racing-Métro), Synaeghel (Biarritz), Pelo (Bourgoin), Graham (Exeter/ENG), Guyot (Biarritz), Barraque (Toulouse), Eaton (NTT/NZL), Grant (Stormers/ RSA), Alofa (NZL), Bourrust (Cardiff Blues).

Departures: Lafoy (Albi), Jacob (retired).


LYON

Arrivals: Porical (Stade Français), Lorée (Grenoble), Tui (Exeter/ENG), G. Smith (Suntory Sungoliath/JAP), Ghézal (Racing-Métro), Puricelli (Bayonne), Brett (Bayonne), Gunther (Toulon - loan), Felsina (Toulon), Bonnefond (Castres), Malet (Narbonne), Matagido (Racing-Métro), Fourie (Stormers/RSA), Martin (Toulon), De Marco (Montpellier), Estebanez (Racing-Métro).

Departures: Kolelishvili (Clermont, r.p.), Chabal (retired), Tranier.


MONTPELLIER

Arrivals: Qera (Toulouse), Battut (Racing-Métro), Attoub (Stade Français), Fall (Racing-Métro), Viriviri (Fiji), Mowen (Brumbies/AUS), Iraben (Tarbes), Donnelly (Blues/NZL), Cilliers (Stormers/RSA)

Departures: Audrin (Racing Metro), Beattie (Castres), Gorgodze (Toulon), Escande (Toulon), Fa'anunu (Castres), Grant (Nottingham/ENG), Gimeno (Carcassonne), De Marco (Lyon), Figallo (Saracens), Hamilton (Saracens), Du Plessis (Cheetahs/RSA)


OYONNAX

Arrivals: Bernad (Bayonne), Missoup (Stade Français), Faasavalu (Harlequins/ENG), Smit (Cheetahs/RSA), Wanneburg (Castres), Donguy (Toulouse), Tonga'uhia (Racing-Métro), Clermont (Clermont), Domenech (Narbonne), Muller (Lions/RSA).

Departures: Tebani (Brive), Soqueta, Slade, El Abd (retired), Newlands, Authier (retired), Vuillemin (Nevers), Barnard (retired), Traini, Wara, Koroivoutu, Bousquet, Amorosino, Diaby (Grenoble).


RACING-METRO

Arrivals: Claassen (Castres), Dulin (Castres), Charteris (Perpignan), Lavanini (ARG), Goosen (Cheetahs/RSA), Dubarry (Biarirtz), Thomas (Biarritz), Laulala (Cardiff), Audrin (Montpellier), Peikrishvili (Castres)

Departures: Wisniewski (Grenoble), Ghezal (Lyon), Tonga'uiha (Oyonnax), Matadigo (Lyon), Qovu (La Rochelle), Battut (Montpellier), Fall (Montpellier), Estebanez (Lyon), Raiwalui (coach, Stade Français), Brugnaut (Grenoble)


STADE FRANCAIS

Arrivals: Oléon (Mont-de-Marsan), Tomas (Castres), Lakafia (Biarritz), Pyle (Melbourne Rebels), Raiwalui (coach, Racing-Métro)

Departures: Rodriguez, Missoup (Oyonnax), Porical (Lyon), Noriega (coach, Bayonne), Attoub (Montpellier), Lydon (London Scottish/ENG).


TOULON

Arrivals: Barcella (Biarritz), Escande (Montpellier), Halfpenny (Cardiff/Wales), Gorgodze (Montpellier), Guirado (Perpignan), Martin (LOU), Ménini (Biarritz), O'Connor (London Irish/ENG), Vosloo (Clermont), R. Taofifenua (Perpignan).

Departures: Bruno (retired), Palisson (Toulouse), Gunther (Lyon - loan), Noirot (Biarritz), Felsina (Lyon), Rossouw (retired), Martin (Lyon), Wilkinson (retired).


TOULOUSE

Arrivals: Palisson (Toulon), Flood (Leicester/ENG), Tialata (Bayonne), Flynn (Crusaders/NZL), Harinordoquy (Biarritz).

Departures: Beauxis (Bordeaux-Bègles), Qera (Montpellier), Gear (Honda Heat/JAP), Donguy (Oyonnax), Montès (Castres), Barraque (La Rochelle)

  • Top 14 Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , November 29
Lyon vs Montpellier18:00
La Rochelle vs Bayonne18:00
Castres vs Racing Metro Paris18:00
Oyonnax vs Bordeaux-Begles18:00
Toulon vs Clermont Auvergne18:00
Sunday , November 30
Stade Francais vs Brive18:00
Friday , December 19
Bayonne vs Bordeaux-Begles18:00
Saturday , December 20
Toulon vs Lyon18:00
Racing Metro Paris vs La Rochelle18:00
Montpellier vs Toulouse18:00
More Top 14 fixtures
  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , November 8
Oyonnax 37 - 9 La Rochelle
Clermont Auvergne 51 - 9 Stade FrancaisClermont Auvergne vs Stade Francais Report
Grenoble 34 - 30 Lyon
Bordeaux-Begles 20 - 21 Toulouse
Castres 22 - 14 ToulonCastres vs Toulon Report
Racing Metro Paris 27 - 10 Bayonne
Friday , November 7
Montpellier 10 - 25 BriveMontpellier vs Brive Report
Sunday , November 2
Toulon 61 - 28 Grenoble
Saturday , November 1
Lyon 17 - 41 Toulouse
Racing Metro Paris 17 - 21 Oyonnax
More Top 14 results
  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne1136
2Toulon1133
3Stade Francais1131
4Racing Metro Paris1129
5Bordeaux-Begles1128