Genia staying, Parisse to leave Stade?

Date published: April 17 2017

Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia is reportedly set to stay at Stade Français, but veteran back-row Sergio Parisse could be on the move.

Genia has been linked with a return to Australia both before and during the discussions recently over a merger between Racing 92 and Stade Français, which eventually fell through.

Now Midi Olympique report that Genia will see out his contract with the club which expires in 2018, rather than leaving at the end of the season.

Parisse meanwhile is reportedly being pursued by Montpellier and Lyon. The Italy captain has been with Stade since 2005, and the 33-year-old captain the club to their Top 14 title win in 2015.

A number of departures from Stade have already been confirmed, including Pascal Papé (retiring), Raphaël Lakafia and Hugo Bonneval (both Toulon), Geoffrey Doumayrou and Jérémy Sinzelle (both La Rochelle), Rabah Slimani (Clermont) and Jono Ross (Sale Sharks).

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