The pillar of international law Charlie Faumuina will engage one more with the Stade Toulousain.
Active in the recruitment of French internationals (Pierre-Louis Barassi and Melvyn Jaminet), Stade Toulousain is also advancing its pawns to modify the contracts of its executives at the end of the lease in June. While nothing has yet been contractually materialized, things are particularly well under way for three of them.
At the level of the pack, the indestructible All Black Charlie Faumuina (50 selections), holder of the position of right pillar during all the matches of the finals and European Cup played by the Haut-Garonnais club since his arrival in the City rose in 2017, wishes to extend the pleasure one more season, he who will be celebrating his 35th birthday in December. This is not to displease the leaders “red and black” since his new contract takes him until June 2023, just before the World Cup. With perhaps the opportunity to find a replacement of his caliber at the end of it. Because his compatriots Nepo Laulala (30 years old next month; 26 caps) and Angus Ta’avao (31 years old; 19 caps) may ask themselves the question of coming to do a remunerative freelance of at least two years in Europe …
Miquel and Guitoune left to imitate him, discussions well underway for the Australians
Still within the pack, the former Agenais Antoine Miquel (27) should also continue his adventure in the third row on the side of Ernest-Wallon and in this sense have given his agreement to his leaders. We are talking about a season plus another optional. The Sofiane Guitoune case is also decided. Important member of the locker room and preponderant during the 2019 title, the international center (32 years old; 9 sel.) Whose return is taking shape after missing the end of last season (rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of a knee), is in party effect to re-pile one more season.
Discussions are also well advanced with three Australian staff whose contracts expire at the end of the current fiscal year: second row and twins Arnold (31), Richie and Rory as well as the opener or center Zack Holmes (31).