Laumape vers la sortie, Toala ne viendra pas

Laumape vers la sortie, Toala ne viendra pas



RMC SPORT INFO – New Zealand international center Ngani Laumape, who arrived in Paris last summer signing a three-season contract, may no longer play with Stade Français. The track (very hot in recent days) leading to Danny Toala has been abandoned.

A year and then goes? Recruited last summer, Ngani Laumape was to be one of the major players at Stade Français. One of the symbols of renewal. While he was also courted by Toulon, the New Zealand international (29 years old, 15 caps) had finally chosen to join the Parisian club over the long term, with a three-year contract, i.e. until 2024. For this which then looked like a very nice operation on paper.

The center, who arrived from the Hurricanes with a big salary, unfortunately did not manage to settle. His performances fell far short of the hopes placed in him and his All Black status, despite a slightly better end to the season. In total, Laumape played 22 games, including 19 as a starter, and scored only two tries (against Connacht and Biarritz).

The one who is nicknamed “the wrecking ball” in New Zealand unfortunately did not keep his promises. His leaders, the staff of Gonzalo Quesada as well as the supporters clearly expected better from him. Since the end of the season, Laumape has returned home to enjoy the holidays and his loved ones. His return to France is now more than uncertain… According to several sources, he could indeed no longer wear the colors of Stade Français, both parties would also be in favor of this outcome. A departure to Japan is mentioned.

Danny Toala targeted but stays at Moana Pasifika

In the center, Paris will no longer be able to count on the Fijian Waisea, a new RCT player, but has recruited Théo Dachary, who is going in the opposite direction. In addition, several avenues have been studied abroad. One of them even seemed closed a few days ago in the southern hemisphere before finally being abandoned. According to our information, it was Danny Toala. The versatile 23-year-old New Zealander will finally stay at Moana Pasifika where he is under contract. This weekend, he also made his international debut, at the back, with Samoa.

The Stade Français is looking for the rare foreign pearl, with more scope for the salary cap, after having bet on the recruitment of many JIFFs this summer (including the experienced scrum-half Morgan Parra who has taken on a lot of responsibilities or even the second line Baptiste Pesenti, for whom the departure of Racing was completed last Thursday.

A time announced on the side of Jean-Bouin, the Scotsman Huw Jones has officially committed to Glasgow. The New Zealander Francis Saili, he is not really sure to stay in Biarritz although his contract ends in two years. He could stay in the country or join another club. Paris, who greatly appreciates his profile, would always be interested. Will he revive this track? This is a hypothesis that Jean-Baptiste Aldigé, president of the BO, and Thomas Lombard, general manager of the Stade Français, could evoke on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the LNR this Tuesday and Wednesday in La Rochelle.

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