Toulon sign French international hooker

16th Nov 2013, 06:47

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Moving down the coast: Guilhem Guirado

Moving down the coast: Guilhem Guirado

Heineken Cup champions Toulon have confirmed the arrival of French international hooker Guilhem Guirado from Perpignan.

Reigning Heineken Cup champions Toulon have announced the arrival of French international hooker Guilhem Guirado from Top 14 rivals Perpignan.

The 27-year-old, who has 18 caps fo France, has signed a two-year contract starting from the 2013-14 season.

Guirado will succeed Sebastian Bruno, who is set to retire, and will compete with former Sharks hooker Craig Burden for a place in the starting XV.

The 105kg hooker is just the latest signing for Toulon, who have also signed Mamuka Gorgodze and re-signed Xavier Chiocci, Josua Tuisova and Steffon Armitage.

Guirado, won the Top 14 title in 2009 with Perpignan, for whom he has made 30 Heineken Cup appearances.