Biarritz secure five internationals

07th Jan 2011, 14:17

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Staying in Biarritz: Iain Balshaw

Staying in Biarritz: Iain Balshaw

Biarritz have tied down the playing futures of five internationals including Damien Traille, Dimitri Yachvili and Iain Balshaw.

Biarritz Olympique have tied down the playing futures of five internationals including Damien Traille, Dimitri Yachvili and Iain Balshaw.

In a move that will go a long way to stabilising the core of the team, BO have also extended the contracts of American wing Takudzwa Ngwenya and French international loose forward Wenceslas Lauret.

30-year-old Yachvili has signed a four-year deal while 31-year-old Traille, who was on Racing-Métro's shopping list, will stay for another three years meaning the Biarritz stalwarts are set to finish their respective careers at the Basque club.

The same goes for former England full-back Balshaw (31) who has also signed for three more years.

25-year-old Ngwenya, one of the fastest men in world rugby has also inked a three-year deal while young prospect Lauret, who won his first Test cap during France's June tour, has signed for two more years.