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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
Friday , September 19
Brive vs ToulonBrive vs Toulon Preview
Saturday , September 20
Racing Metro Paris vs Toulouse14:45
La Rochelle vs Bordeaux-Begles18:30
Clermont Auvergne vs LyonClermont Auvergne vs Lyon Preview
Grenoble vs Bayonne18:30
Castres vs Oyonnax18:30
Montpellier vs Stade Francais20:45
Saturday , September 27
Toulon vs Montpellier18:00
Stade Francais vs La Rochelle18:00
Lyon vs Castres18:00
More Top 14 fixtures
  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Sunday , September 14
Bordeaux-Begles 27 - 21 MontpellierBordeaux-Begles vs Montpellier Report
Saturday , September 13
Oyonnax 40 - 27 Grenoble
Toulouse 9 - 13 Clermont AuvergneToulouse vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 23 - 6 Brive
Toulon 24 - 28 Stade FrancaisToulon vs Stade Francais Report
Racing Metro Paris 28 - 11 LyonRacing Metro Paris vs Lyon Report
Friday , September 12
La Rochelle 41 - 16 CastresLa Rochelle vs Castres Report
Saturday , September 6
Brive 26 - 19 ToulouseBrive vs Toulouse Report
Clermont Auvergne 32 - 6 Racing Metro ParisClermont Auvergne vs Racing Metro Paris Report
Lyon 26 - 23 Oyonnax
More Top 14 results
  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne518
2Stade Francais517
3Toulon514
4Montpellier514
5Bordeaux-Begles513