French star extends Racing 92 contract
NEWS: France centre Virimi Vakatawa has extended his contract with Racing 92, the Top 14 club announced on Tuesday, without giving more details.
“We are more than delighted to continue our great story with Virimi Vakatawa, who has been with the club since 2009,” tweeted Racing who recently also extended the contracts of Scottish flyhalf Finn Russell and young centre Olivier Klemenczak.
According to AFP information, the 28-year-old Vakatawa, who has won 27 caps for France, has committed to an additional two years until 2023.
Fiji-born Vakatawa arrived at Racing in 2009. After a break to play Sevens, he returned to the 15-a-side game, quickly becoming a go-to player for new France coach Fabien Galthie.
Vakatawa has scored 10 tries for Les Bleus, including the only try of the game in Sunday’s 22-15 win over Scotland at Murrayfield.
📣 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐢 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐢𝐞𝐥 𝐞𝐭 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜 !
🔥 Nous sommes plus que ravis de prolonger notre belle histoire avec @vvakatawa, formé au club depuis 2009 🐐
— Racing 92 (@racing92) November 24, 2020