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TRANSFER. TOP 14. Who to replace Tolofua in Toulouse? Sensitive souls refrain, there is heavy!

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TRANSFER.  TOP 14. Who to replace Tolofua in Toulouse?  Sensitive souls refrain, there is heavy!
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TRANSFER. TOP 14. Selevasio Tolofua (Toulouse) en route to ToulonThe transfer hasn’t been officially announced by Toulon or Toulouse. But according to several media, 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 on the side of the RCT. After seven years spent in Toulouse and more than 90 matches played in the Top 14, Selevasio has chosen to take on a new challenge. No doubt he felt it was time for him to look elsewhere to develop his career and his game. In recent years, however, he had become an important element at Stade Toulousain with more and more playing time. Picking up more and more tenures. But the competition at the Seven Coins is tough alongside 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?The departure of Tolofua will undoubtedly be a loss for Toulouse. Especially since he might not be the only one to leave the Toulouse ship at the end of the season. Alban Placines’ contract comes to an end in 2023, as does that of Springbok Rynhardt Elstadt. Will they be extended? The latter will be 33 in a few weeks and we can imagine that the Stadium will want to turn to a younger and talented element to strengthen their third line. And it won’t be Sam Simmonds, recruited by Montpellier following the departure of Mercer in England. Across the Channel, other well-known players have several times been linked to French clubs. This was particularly the case of South African Daniel Du Preez, tracked by Bordeaux. We know that Billy Vunipola does not leave the Top 14 formations indifferent. He will soon be 30 years old and could do great damage in France. Fijian Albert Tuisue could also be on the market at the end of the season. TRANSFER.  The Vunipola brothers, next headliners of the Top 14?TRANSFER. The Vunipola brothers, next headliners of the Top 14?But according to some rumours, Toulouse would have another Blues in their sights to come and swell their tricolor contingent already well stocked with French internationals. On the Pau side, a player well known to supporters could be available in 2023: Jordan Joseph. Arrived in the form of a loan to the Section last year, he continued the adventure in Béarn this season. Will he return to Plessis-Robinson at the end of the year? He is indeed still under contract with Racing 92. He nevertheless seems to be flourishing in Pau and we can imagine that he will have discussions between the various parties about his future. A possible buyout of the contract cannot be ruled out. Nothing says that the case will be between the former U20 world champion and Stade Toulousain. So that the Haut-Garonne club could explore other avenues.VIDEO.  Rugby Championship.  Ardie Savea proves once again that he is the best 8 in the worldVIDEO. Rugby Championship. Ardie Savea proves once again that he is the best 8 in the worldBy pushing the cap very far, one could imagine that the All Black Ardie Savea is 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 extended with his federation for four years. It is therefore linked with the NZRU until the end of 2025. But only until December 2023 with the Super Rugby franchise. As part of the contract, Savea will, however, have the option to play abroad for a period of six months during the 2024 season. Would an All Black freelance be satisfactory for Toulouse? We imagine not, as the most successful club in Europe likes to prepare for its future. But we also know its potential for attraction. Could he be strong enough to attract Savea or a world-class player like Josh Van der Flier? The Irishman extended last February with his federation and Leinster. But we do not know the duration of the new contract. And his age, 30 years old in 2023, could also be a brake. But imagine a second Van der Flier in Toulouse?CHAMPIONS CUP.  Josh Van der Flier, this 3rd shadow line who became the best number 7 in the worldCHAMPIONS CUP. Josh Van der Flier, this 3rd shadow line who became the best number 7 in the world

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