TRANSFER. TOP 14. Who will replace Tolofua in Toulouse? Sensitive souls abstain, it is heavy!

TRANSFER. TOP 14. Selevasio Tolofua (Toulouse) en route to ToulonThe move has not been officially announced from Toulon or Toulouse. But according to various media reports, Selevasio Tolofua will leave the pink city for La Rade at the end of the season. A three-year contract would await the third international line alongside the RCT. After seven years spent in Toulouse and more than 90 games played in the Top 14, Selevasio has chosen to face a new challenge. No doubt he felt it was time for him to look elsewhere to develop his career and his game, but in recent years he had become an important element at the Stade Toulousain with more and more playing time. Collecting more and more assignments. But the competition at Seven Coins is tough along with the other Tricolores, Jelonch and Cros. We can also think that the arrival of players like Alexandre Roumat will have an impact on his playing time, not to mention the emergence of young talents like Théo Ntamack. TOP 14. Who would have bet on a 4-star performance of these 5 recruits?TOP 14. Who would have bet on a 4-star performance of these 5 recruits?Tolofua’s departure will undoubtedly be a defeat for Toulouse. Especially since he may not be the only one to leave the Toulouse ship at the end of the season. Alban Placines’ contract will expire in 2023, as will Springbok Rynhardt Elstadt’s. Will they be extended? The latter will turn 33 in a few weeks and we can imagine that the Stadium will want to turn to a younger and more talented element to strengthen its third line. And it won’t be Sam Simmonds, recruited from Montpellier after Mercer’s departure to England. On the other side of the English Channel, other well-known players have repeatedly been linked to French clubs. This was particularly the case with South African Daniel Du Preez, followed by Bordeaux. We know that Billy Vunipola does not leave the Top 14 teams indifferent. He will soon turn 30 and could do great damage in France. Fijian Albert Tuisue may also be on the market at the end of the season. TRANSFER.  The Vunipola brothers, next Top 14 headliners?TRANSFER. The Vunipola brothers, next Top 14 headliners?But according to some rumors, Toulouse would have in their sights another Blues to come and expand their tricolor contingent already well-stocked with French national teams. On the Pau side, a player well known to fans may be available in 2023: Jordan Joseph. Arriving in the form of a loan to the Section last year, he continued the adventure in Béarn this season. Will you return to Plessis-Robinson at the end of the year? In fact he is still under contract with Racing 92. He still seems to thrive in Pau and we can imagine that he will have discussions between the various parties about his future of him. A possible redemption of the contract cannot be ruled out. Nothing says the case will be between the former U20 world champion and Stade Toulousain. So that the Haute Garonne club can explore other avenues.VIDEO.  Rugby Championship.  Ardie Savea proves once again that she is the best 8 in the worldVIDEO. Rugby Championship. Ardie Savea proves once again that she is the best 8 in the worldPushing far beyond the cork, one could imagine the All Black Ardie Savea being seduced by an adventure in France. He wouldn’t be the first New Zealander to play for Toulouse. And probably not the last while his teammate in selection Nepo Laulala is announced in the pink city after the World Cup. The problem with the Hurricanes player is that he has stretched with his federation for four years. He is therefore linked to the NZRU until the end of 2025. But only until December 2023 with the Super Rugby franchise. As part of the contract, Savea will still have the option to play overseas for a period of six months during the 2024 season. Would an All Black freelance be satisfactory for Toulouse? We guess not, as the most successful club in Europe likes to prepare for its future. But we also know his attraction potential. Could it be strong enough to appeal to Savea or a world-class player like Josh Van der Flier? The Irishman extended last February with his federation and Leinster. But we don’t know the duration of the new contract. And his age, 30 in 2023, could also be a drag. But can you imagine a second Van der Flier in Toulouse?CUP OF CHAMPIONS.  Josh Van der Flier, this third shadow line that has become the best number 7 in the worldCUP OF CHAMPIONS. Josh Van der Flier, this third shadow line that has become the best number 7 in the world

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