Quin to Clermont, Mathieu Bastareaud linked with Sharks

Date published: January 4 2019

Clermont have signed Harlequins second-row George Merrick, who will be leaving the Premiership club at the end of the season.

Lock Merrick joined the club’s Academy in 2011, making his senior Harlequins bow in 2013 and has since played 92 games for the Stoop side.

Clermont are currently sitting top of the Top 14 table whilst also riding high in the Challenge Cup while Harlequins sit fourth in the Premiership.

In other news from France, centre Mathieu Bastareaud has been linked with a stint away from Toulon in 2020, with Midi Olympique reporting that Super Rugby side the Sharks are a possible suitor for the powerful 30-year-old.