We analyze the latest official announcements and transfer market rumors in the Top 14 and Pro D2 this week.
Changes are happening in Toulouse as Melvyn Jaminet, the French national team player, departs. “Stade Toulousain has granted Melvyn’s request to join his hometown club for personal reasons.“ The former USAP player has signed a contract with the RCT until 2028.
It is also worth noting that the contracts of Piula Faasalele and Setareki Bituniyata, who were World Cup replacements, are expected to be extended until the end of the season.
Rowing has officially announced the signing of Argentine international Mateo Carreras for a two-year contract.
Argentine international Joaquin Oviedo, who plays as a third-row for USAP, is leaving to join MHR.
Dillyn Leyds has extended his contract with La Rochelle until 2027.
UBB center Pablo Uberti has extended his contract until 2026.
Henry Arundell, who scored a hat-trick in his first match for Racing 92, is reportedly attracting interest from rugby league clubs.
Alun Wyn Jones, the former captain of the Welsh national team, is set to play his final match for RCT this Saturday, marking the end of his illustrious career.
Toulon ultimately decided not to meet the salary demands of English international Kyle Sinckler from Bristol Bears. The club had also been linked with Lewis Ludlam, but the Saints are determined to keep him.
Clermont is showing interest in young U20 and Grenoble hooker Barnabé Massa. According to reports, Yohan Beheregaray and Benjamin Boudou will not be retained.
Georgian player Levan Chilachava has extended his contract until June 2026, while Antoine Tichit is expected to sign until 2025.
Former French national team scrum half Rory Kockott will continue playing for Stade Français as a medical replacement for a few more months.
The Pro D2 team is reportedly interested in signing Welsh international George North.
Richard Barrington will not be retained by SUA, unlike Mamuka Mstoiani who has signed a contract until 2026.
Pierre-Henry Broncan is set to succeed Collazo as the coach of Brive. He is rumored to have signed a contract until 2026.
Jasper Wiese, the South African third-row player and world champion with the Leicester Tigers, is reportedly in talks to join Stade Français next season.