Racing 92 finally welcome Warrick Gelant
TRANSFER NEWS: South African international fullback Warrick Gelant is one of six new arrivals at Racing 92 for next season, the French Top 14 club announced on Monday.
The 27-year-old, who earlier this month won the United Rugby Championship with the Cape Town-based Stormers franchise, has made nine appearances for the Springboks, the last coming during two pool matches at the 2019 World Cup.
𝔹𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕧𝕖𝕟𝕦𝕖 Warrick !
Dans la ligne des 3/4 Ciel et Blanc on demande un champion du monde : @WarrickGelant rejoint les Ciel et Blanc 🤩
— Racing 92 (@racing92) June 27, 2022
The Stormers bid farewell to the stalwart via Twitter – thanking Boogie for the incredible memories.
It has been thrilling to watch @WarrickGelant do his thing in a DHL Stormers jersey for the last two years. He really is one of a kind. All the best with what lies ahead Boogie and thanks for the incredible memories. pic.twitter.com/9NKp5nQ3Pe
— DHL Stormers (@THESTORMERS) June 27, 2022
Racing have also recruited two Fijian internationals from Brive in the shape of back-rower Kitione Kamikamica and hooker Peniami Narisia and a third, wing Asaeli Tuivuaka, from Parma.
The Parisian side have also signed New Zealand-born second-row Veikoso Poloniati from Super Rugby side Moana Pasifika and French hooker Janick Tarrit from second division side Nevers.
Racing finished sixth in the regular Top 14 season before losing to Bordeaux-Begles in the play-offs.