A Full List Of All The Top 14 Transfers In & Out So Far

Money talks.

It’s been a busy few months once again in the Top 14, with a whole host of southern hemisphere stars set to call France their home this coming season. The big transfers include Ruan Pienaar and Aaron Cruden to Monpellier and Malakai Fekitoa to Toulon.

Heading across the channel are the likes of Greig Laidlaw and Chris Ashton who join Clermont and Toulon from Gloucester and Saracens respectively, while sevens star Virimi Vakatawa has finally signed a club deal, linking up with Racing 92.

Top 14 transfers 2017/18

AGEN

In: Loris Tolot (US Montauban), Vilikisa Salawa (Mont-de-Marsan), Morgan Phelipponneau (RC Vannes), Facundo Bosch (Jaguares), Leandro Cedaro (La Rochelle), Mickael de Marco (Oyonnax), Vincent Farre SC (Albi), Lucas Rubio RC (Narbonne), Ignacio Mieres (US Dax), Yoan Tanga (Castres Olympique), Gagi Bazadze (Montpellier), Ricky Januarie (La Rochelle), Nicholas Metge (Oyonnax), Loick Jammes (Grenoble), Paul Ngauamo (Mont-de-Marsan), Akapusi Qera (Montpellier)

Out: Taylor Paris (Castres Olympique), Mike Tadjer (CA Brive), Nathan Decron (Bordeaux Begles), Florian Dufour (Bordeaux Begles), William Demotte (La Rochelle), Burton Francis (Grenoble), Marc Baget (retired), Remi Vaquin (retired), Francois Bouvier (US Carcassonne), Dan Hollinshead (Coca Cola West Red Sparks), Clement Darbo (US Montauban), Sione Tau (USA Perpignan), Francois Tardieu (US Colomiers), Arsene N’Nomo (Marmande)

BORDEAUX  BEGLES

In: Apisai Naqavelu (Dax), Adrien Pélissié (Aurillac), Nathan Decron (Agen), Florian Dufour (Agen), Alexandre Roumat (Biarritz Olympique), Cameron Woki (RC Massy), Tian Schoeman (Bulls), Adrien Vigne (Beziers), Peni Ravai (Aurillac), Mahamadou Diaby (Grenoble), Pierre Gayraud (Bayonne), Leroy Houston (Queensland Reds), Fa’asiu Fuatai (Otago)

Out: Ronan Chambord (Biarritz Olympique), Jean-Marcelin Buttin (Lyon), Louis-Benoit Madaule (Toulouse), Jean-Baptiste Poux (retired), Lionel Beauxis (Lyon), Joe Vakacegu (Biarritz Olympique), Julien Audy (Oyonnax), Adam Ashley-Cooper (Kobelco Steelers), Berend Botha (USA Perpignan), Ian Madigan (Bristol), Steven Kitshoff (Stormers), Peter Saili (Pau), Joe Edwards (Provence), Benat Auzqui (Grenoble)

 

CA BRIVE

In: Etienne Harjean (RC Narbonne), Damien Lagrange (La Rochelle), Franck Romanet (Lyon), Mike Tadjer (Agen), Samuel Marques (Toulouse), Florian Cazenave (Rugby Reggio), Sila Puafisi (Glasgow Warriors), James Johnston (Worcester Warriors), Felix Le Bourhis (Bayonne), Na’ama Leleimalefaga (Worcester Warriors), Julien Brugnaut (Racing 92)

Out: Jean-Baptiste Pejoine (retired), Arnaud Mela (retired), Teddy Iribaren (Racing 92), Guillaume Ribes (retired), Lucas Pointud (Toulouse), Chris Tuatara- Morrison (US Colomiers), Romain Cabannes (Mont-de-Marsan), Patrick Toetu (SC Albi), William Whetton (SC Albi), Damien Lavergne (Soyaux Angouleme), Kevin Buys (Oyonnax)

 

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE

In: Taylor Paris (Agen), Ludovic Radosavljevic (Clermont Auvergne), Armand Batlle (Grenoble), Yohan Le Bourhis (Biarritz Olympique), Kevin Firmin (US Dax), Yohan Domenech (US Carcassonne)

Out:  Remy Grosso (Clermont Auvergne), Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Brice Mach (USA Perpignan), Julien Seron (US Carcassonne), Francois Fontaine (US Colomiers), Horacio Agulla (Hindú Club), Yoan Tanga (Agen), Julien Grolleau (Lavaur)

 

CLERMONT AUVERGNE

In: Greig Laidlaw (Gloucester), Remy Grosso (Castres Olympique), Loni Uhila (Hurricanes), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Peter Betham (Leicester Tigers)

Out: Clement Ric (Lyon), Thomas Domingo (Pau), Julien Bardy (Montpellier), Judovic Radosavljevic (Castres Olympique), Enzo Sanga (Montpellier), Vincent Debaty (Oyonnax), Benson Stanley (Pau), Pierre Rude (Aurillac), Adrien Plante (Pau)

 

LA ROCHELLE

In: Geoffrey Doumayrou (Stade Français), Jeremy Sinzelle (Stade Français), Jean-Charles Orioli (Toulon), Gregory Lamboley (Toulouse), William Demotte (Agen), Thomas Jolmes (Grenoble), Greg Alldritt (Auch), Pierre Bourgarit (Auch), Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Chiefs), Ryan Lamb (Worcester Warriors)

Out: Damien Lagrange (CA Brive), Zack Holmes (Toulouse), Leandro Cedaro (Agen), Anthony Fuertes (Oyonnax), Pierre Popelin (US Carcassonne), Jordan Seneca (US Nevers), Jules Le Bail (RC Vannes), Charles Lagarde (RC Vannes), Piere Popelin (France Sevens), Ricky Januarie (Agen), Savenaca Rawaca (Bayonne)

 

LYON

In: Jean-Marcelin Buttin (Bordeaux Begles), Virgile Lacombe (Racing 92), Theophile Cotte (Bourgoin), Clement Ric (Clermont Auvergne), Piero Dominguez (Pakuranga), Lionel Beauxis (Bordeaux Begles), Xavier Mignot (Grenoble), Maxime Granouillet (Aurillac), Francois van der Merwe (Racing 92), Etienne Oosthuizen (Sharks), Richard Choirat (Bayonne), Jonathan Pelissie (Toulon), Hendrik Roodt (Grenoble), Timilai Rokoduru (SC Albi), Alexis Palisson (Toulouse), Liam Gill (Toulon)

Out: Thibaut Privat (retired), Julien Bonnaire (retired), Franck Romanet (CA Brive), Jacques-Louis Potgieter (USA Perpignan), Nisie Huyard (Mont-de-Marsan), Maselino Paulino (RC Narbonne), Sami Mavinga (Newcastle Falcons), Romain Loursac (retired), Guillaume Galletier (Montpellier), Nicolas Durand (retired), Dider Tison US (Carcassonne), Cameron Njewel (Oyonnax), Curtis Browning (Oyonnax), Ti’i Paulo (Tasman Makos), Zaza Navrozashvili (SC Albi), Paul Bonneford (France Sevens), Napolioni Nalaga (London Irish), BJ Botha (Biarritz Olympique)

 

MONTPELLIER

In: Yacouba Camara (Toulouse), Julien Bardy (Clermont Auvergne), Enzo Sanga (Clermont Auvergne), Aaron Cruden (Chiefs), Kevin Kornath (Grenoble), Gela Aprasidze (Lelo Saracens), Guillaume Galletier (Lyon), Jan Serfontein (Bulls), Louis Picamoles (Northampton Saints), Ruan Pienaar (Ulster)

Out: Demetri Catrakilis (Harlequins), Mickael Romera (Oyonnax), Nic White Exeter (Chiefs), Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh), Ben Botica (Oyonnax), Gagi Bazadze (Agen), Akapusi Qera (Agen), Pierre Spies (retired), Marvin O’Connor (Stade Français), Julien Malzieu (retired), Antoine Battut (released), Joffrey Michel (released), Robins Tchale-Watchou (released)

 

OYONNAX

In: Julien Audy (Bordeaux Begles), Tim Giresse (Biarritz Olympique), Vincent Debaty (Clermont Auvergne), Phoenix Battye (Beziers), Mickael Romera (Montpellier), Anthony Fuertes (La Rochelle), Matt Hopper (Harlequins), Cameron Njewel (Lyon), Curtis Browning (Lyon), Pietro Ceccarelli (Zebre), Hika Elliot (Chiefs), Ben Botica (Montpellier), Rory Grice (Grenoble), Khatchik Vartanov (Racing 92), Kevin Buys (CA Brive), Mitch Inman (Melbourne Rebels)

Out: Fabien Cibray (Provence), Mickael de Marco (Agen), Uwa Tawalo (Biarritz Olympique), Nuku Swirling (Grenoble), Jamie Cudmore (retired), Thomas Bordes (RC Massy), Pascal Cotet (Aubenas), Arthur Aziza (RC Narbonne), Keziah Giordano (Provence), Nicholas Metge (Agen), Alaska Taufa (Grenoble), Killian Marie (USA Limoges), Lucas Chouvet (Valence Romans Drome), Fetu’u Vainikolo (Valence Romans Drome)

 

PAU

In: Thomas Domingo (Clermont Auvergne), Martin Puech (US Colomiers), Laurent Bouchet (Grenoble), Florian Nicot (US Colomiers), Benson Stanley (Clermont Auvergne), Frank Halai (Wasps), Dave Foley (Munster), Peter Saili (Bordeaux Begles), Lourens Adriaanse (Sharks), Adrien Plante (Clermont Auvergne)

Out: Mehdi Boundjema (RC Narbonne), Louis Dupichot (Racing 92), Julien Jacquot (Morlaas), James Coughlan (retired), Santiago Fernandez (Hindú  Club)

 

RACING 92

In: Teddy Iribaren (CA Brive), Census Johnston (Toulouse), Vasil Kakovin (Toulouse), Louis Dupichot (Pau), Donnacha Ryan (Munster), Baptiste Chouzenoux (Bayonne), Virimi Vakatawa (France Sevens), Patricio Albacete (Toulouse)

Out: Virgile Lacombe (Lyon), Pierre Maiau (Grenoble), Étienne Dussartre (Grenoble), James Hart (Munster), Loïc Godener (Grenoble), Mathieu Loree (Mont-de-Marsan), Thibault Dubarry (Biarritz Olympique), Julien Brugnaut (CA Brive), Francois van der Merwe (Lyon), Chris Masoe (retired), Sean Robinson (Bayonne), Khatchik Vartanov (Oyonnax)

 

STADE FRANÇAIS

In: Jimmy Yobo (Toulon), Elies El Ansari (RC Massy), Bakery Meite (Beziers), Charl McLeod (Grenoble), Terry Bouhraoua (France Sevens), Marvin O’Connor (Montpellier), Romain Martial (Bayonne), Lorenzo Cittadini (Bayonne), Simone Favaro (Glasgow Warriors)

Out: Pascal Pape (retired), Raphaël Lakafia (Toulon), Geoffrey Doumayrou (La Rochelle), Hugo Bonneval (Toulon), Jeremy Sinzelle (La Rochelle), Rabah Slimani (Clermont Auvergne), Jono Ross (Sale Sharks), Julien Dupuy (retired)

 

TOULON

In: Chris Ashton (Saracens), Raphaël Lakafia (Stade Français), Hugo Bonneval (Stade Français), Semi Radradra (Parramatta Eels), Jonathan Wisniewski (Grenoble), Facundo Isa (Jaguares), Luke McAlister (Toulouse), Jean Monribot (Bayonne), JP Pietersen (Leicester Tigers), Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)

Out: Jean-Charles Orioli (La Rochelle), Jimmy Yobo (Stade Français), Juandre Kruger (USA Perpignan), Maxime Mermoz (Newcastle Falcons), Teiva Jacquelain (Grenoble), Drew Mitchell (retired), Jonathan Pelissie (Lyon), Matt Giteau (Suntory Sungoliath), Ben Barba (St Helens), Pierre Bernard (Biarritz Olympique), Manasa Saulo (London Irish), Juan Smith (Toyota Verblitz), Ayumu Goromaru (Yamaha Jubilo), Aidon Davis (Bayonne), Liam Gill (Lyon)

 

TOULOUSE

In: Louis-Benoit Madaule (Bordeaux Begles), Antoine Dupont (Castres Olympique), Zack Holmes (La Rochelle), Charlie Faumuina (Blues), Lucas Pointud (CA Brive), Cheslin Kolbe (Stormers), Baptiste Mouchous (Tarbes), Daniel Mienie (Cheetahs)

Out: Christopher Tolofua (Saracens), Yacouba Camara (Montpellier), Census Johnston (Racing 92), Samuel Marques (CA Brive), Vasil Kakovin (Racing 92), Gregory Lamboley (La Rochelle), Thierry Dusautoir (retired), Luke McAlister (Toulon), Toby Flood (Newcastle Falcons), Alexis Palisson (Lyon), Patricio Albacete (Racing 92)

[Courtesy of The Telegraph]

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Jason Hennessy

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