Tue 5 Jul 2022 | 01:08

Racing 92 signs Grand Slam winning forward

Racing 92 signs Grand Slam winning forward
Tue 5 Jul 2022 | 01:08
Racing 92 signs Grand Slam winning forward
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TRANSFER NEWS: Cameron Woki, a pivotal member of France’s Six Nations Grand Slam winning side, signed for Racing 92 from Top 14 rivals Bordeaux-Begles.

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The 23-year-old back row forward agreed to a four-year contract with Racing, who were trounced by Bordeaux-Begles in the Top 14 play-offs quarterfinals.

Bordeaux, though, was then beaten by eventual champions Montpellier in the semifinals.

“Cameron Woki: Racing 92 has the pleasure to announce today [Tuesday] he has signed for four seasons,” the club said in a statement.

“The back row forward will join the squad from July 5.”

Although a back row forward at club level the 16-times capped Woki was deployed by France coach Fabien Galthie in the second row for the triumphant Six Nations campaign, in which he started every match.

Racing – who reached the Champions Cup semi-finals last term – have also brought in highly-rated Welsh rugby league winger Regan Grace and another wing in Fijian Wame Naituvi.

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Grace, 25, will not join up till October as he fulfils his obligations to his Super League club St Helens.

Naituvi will only join up in July 2023 as the 26-year-old will play one more season with second-tier Mont-de-Marsan, where he has been since 2017/18, scoring 32 tries for them.

Racing bid farewell to two international second row forwards – France’s Baptiste Pesenti who has left for Stade Francais and Australian Luke Jones who has returned home.

 

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