Montpellier bolster front row stocks

Date published: June 20 2018

Montpellier have announced that Georgian prop Levan Chilachava has joined them from Toulon on a three-year contract, while Jannie du Plessis has agreed new terms.

Chilachava, 26, is a product of Toulon’s famed youth academy, where he spent nine seasons. He is now the third tighthead at the Top 14 outfit along with Antoine Guillamon and 35-year-old former Springbok Du Plessis, who has just agreed a one-year extension to his contract.

Chilachava is one of eight signings made by Montpol coach Vern Cotter so far, including former Racing 92 utility back Johan Goosen and Brive lock Julien Le Devedec.