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Biarritz secure five internationals

07th January 2011 14:16


Iain Balshaw Biarritz

Staying in Biarritz: 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.

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