Transfers: Racing 92 begins important maneuvers and sport fishing

Last Thursday, the English coach Stuart Lancaster signed for the next four years in 92. But Racing should not stop there…

As we announced in our previous edition, the British coach Stuart Lancaster, boss of the XV de la Rose during the 2015 World Cup, has signed for Racing for the next four years. It is, therefore, without a doubt, a great blow that the Hauts-de-Seine club has just given since Lancaster, European champion in 2018 with Leinster after beating the Racingmen in the final, has recently been courted: by a On the other hand, the Dublin-based Irish province wanted to see the former Leeds player, whose complementarity with Leo Cullen was well established; on the other, the leadership of the English federation (RFU) thought of him to support Steve Borthwick (favorite in succession to Eddie Jones) at the head of the team.

Last week, therefore, it was Racing that won the bet and in a few months, Stuart Lancaster (53) will thus form a team in 92 with Thibault Giroud, the performance director of the XV de France, also heavily courted before giving he does”. to Jackie Lorenzetti. What about Felipe Contepomi, currently in charge of the Leinster attack? His name has circulated around the Hauts-de-Seine side but Contepomi has not yet lost all hope of succeeding Michael Cheika at the helm of the Argentine team and it will not happen in the immediate future. As a reminder, Rory Teague, currently in charge of Racing’s attack, only signed for one year with Lorenzetti’s club.

Meeting with Tuisova

What about Laurent Travers now? The latter, after spending nine years at the helm of Racing, winning a Bouclier de Brennus and leading the club to the European Cup final three times, should, despite contacts with various professional rugby entities, take over the presidency of the board of directors of the Île-de-France club. A news conference where President Lorenzetti will unveil this new organization chart is also scheduled for Monday at 3 pm at Plessis-Robinson.

On the player side, we recently revealed the clue that leads to Josua Tuisova, at the end of Lou’s contract. As revealed in rugbyrama.fr, The Fijian winger or center back met with Jacky Lorenzetti and Laurent Travers last Sunday, the day after the match between Racing and Lyon. He would have taken the opportunity to visit the facilities of the Hauts-de-Seine club. His profile would now be privileged to that of Damian Penaud, also in reflection and who obviously does not lack courtiers (La Rochelle, Toulouse, UBB…). On the side of potential newcomers, our fellow CMR sports He announced for his part that Racing leaders, eager to find a successor to Finn Russell at the end of this season, had contacted All Black Beauden Barrett and Bordelo-Béglais Matthieu Jalibert. He would not be against accompanying his friend Cameron Woki in the suburbs of Paris but to date, the president of the UBB Laurent Marti does not want to get rid of his best player and the man who is supposed to embody the club’s sporting project throughout over the years. next three years. In fact, the international fly-half has a contract until June 2025…

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