RMC SPORT INFOS. The international center of Lyon Pierre-Louis Barassi will play at the Stade Toulousain next season, despite the interest of the Stade Français and the desire of its leaders to keep it.
Pierre-Louis Barassi will no longer wear the colors of Lyon next season. This is not really a surprise, but it is now a reality. The international center (22 years old, 3 caps, the last against Australia on July 17 as the holder) will leave the LOU where he has been playing since his professional debut during the 2016-2017 season. At the end of the contract, Barassi made his choice.
Jaminet would not be very long
Despite a proposal for an extension from its leaders, he finally decided to leave in a few months. Two clubs were in line to recruit: Stade Toulousain and Stade Français. And according to information from RMC Sport, it is the European and French champion who will welcome him. The various parties have reached an agreement in recent hours for a three-year contract.
Injured against Perpignan on September 18, and unavailable for six weeks, Barassi took the time to reflect before accepting the Toulouse challenge. For personal reasons, his family residing in Narbonne, but also sports. The leaders of the Pink City, who have followed the player for a long time, have found the right arguments with the prospect of quickly winning the titles, even if it means offering him a lower salary than in Paris.
In search of reinforcements within its rear lines, the Stade Toulousain achieves a first big blow. And it is undoubtedly not finished… The international back of Perpignan Melvyn Jaminet, revelation of the summer tour of the Blues in Australia, would not be very far either.