Top 14 transfer wrap

24th Jul 2014, 05:56

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Incoming: Halfpenny, Guildford, Smith and Aplon

Incoming: Halfpenny, Guildford, Smith and Aplon

With the new Top 14 season on the horizon we list the major comings and goings in France.

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)