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Top 14 Transfers for the 2009/10 season

Last updated: 15 August 2009

New arrivals: James Haskell, Iain Balshaw, Jonny Wilkinson, Ollie Phillips, Tom May, Juan Lobbe
Photos: Michael Paler

SCA Albi logo

SCA Albi - Promoted after winning ProD2 play-off final
In: Anthony Pujol (B
éziers - 22-year-old French scrum-half); Florent Fourcade (Tarbes - 23-year-old French flanker); Lucas Borges (Dax - 29-year-old Argentina winger); Michel Denetre (SU Agen - 21-year-old French centre, U19 int); Cyriak Ponnau (SU Agen - 21-year-old French hooker, U19 int); Benjamin Sore (SU Agen - 22-year-old French prop, U19 int); Pierre Correia (Stade Francais - 25-year-old France prop); Dave Valinqueur (Stade Francais - 28-year-old French winger); Thomas Sanchou (Castres - 27-year-old French centre); Thomas Fournil (RC Narbonne - 22-year-old French fly-half); Thomas Vervoot (Toulon - 21-year-old French lock)
Out: Stanislas Krzesinski (retired); Nicolas Grelon (B
éziers); Lionel Saintenac (Colomiers)


Bayonne logoBayonne
In: Ross Filipo (Crusaders - 30-year-old All Blacks lock); Renaud Boyoud (Dax - 28-year-old France prop); Lionel Mazars (Castres - 24-year-old French centre); Benat Arrayet (Mont-de-Marsan - 29-year-old French fly-half); Salvatore Perugini (Stade Toulousain - 31-year-old Italy prop); Ace Tiatia (SU Agen - 32-year-old Samoa hooker); Francois Da Ros (Graulhet - 25-year-old French hooker); Cl
ément Lagain (- French winger)
Out: C
édric Bergez (retired); Andrew Springgay (SU Agen); Xavier Garbajosa (retired); Daniel Larrechea (retired); Anthony Etchegaray (Mont-de-Marsan); Julian Florini (Mont-de-Marsan); Julien Tilloles (Mont-de-Marsan); Jonny Howard (Aix-en-Provence); Mathieu Maillard (FC Auch Gers); Matias Cortese (FC Auch Gers); Mathieu Acebes (FC Auch Gers); Damien Elgoyhen (Saint Jean de Luz); Louis Massabeau (Hendaye); Louis Strydom (Free State Cheetahs); Benjamin Lhande (Niort);


Biarritz logoBiarritz
In: Romain Terrain (Castres - 27-year-old French hooker); Florian Faure (Castres - 26-year-old French flanker); Raphael Lakafia (Grenoble - 20-year-old French flanker, U19 int); Arnaud Mignardi (Clermont Auvergne - 22-year-old France centre); Ian Taele-Pavihi (Overmach Parma - 27-year-old Samoa lock); Ayoola Erinle (Leicester Tigers - 29-year-old England sevens winger); Alexandre Barozzi (FC Auch Gers - 22-year-old French prop); Yann Fior (La Rochelle - 22-year-old French centre, U21 int); Iain Balshaw (Gloucester - 30-year-old England & Lions full-back/wing); Fabien Alexandre (Clermont Auvergne - 23-year-old French flanker, U21 int); Charles Gimenez (Stade Toulousain - 21-year-old French centre); Benoit Guyot (Stade Francais - U20 French int);  
Out: Benjamin Thi
éry (Montpellier); Benjamin Noirot (Racing-Métro 92); Jacques Cronje (Racing-Métro 92); Peio Som (La Rochelle); Andrea Masi (Racing-Métro 92); Benoit Bourrust (Perpignan); David Couzinet (retired); Nicolaas Pretorius (Dax); Romain Cabannes (Castres); Mohamed Dridi (Marseille-Vitrolles); Henry Fa'afili (Leeds Carnegie); Benoit Denoyelle (Marseille-Vitrolles);

Bourgoin logoBourgoin
Alberto Di Bernardo
(Leeds Carnegie - 29-year-old Argentine fly-half); Jon Senio (Clermont Auvergne - 26-year-old Samoa scrum-half); Sylvain Charlet (Bourg-en-Bresse - 23-year-old French prop); Albert Vuli Vuli (Queensland Reds - 24-year-old Fiji centre); Piet van Zyl (Boland Cavaliers - 30-year-old Namibia centre)
Morgan Parra (Clermont Auvergne); Yann David (Stade Toulousain); Matthieu Nicolas (Castres); Damien Fèvre (Oyonnax); Pascal Peyron (Chamb


Brive logoBrive
Scott Zimmerman (Bourg-en-Bresse - 28-year-old South African prop); Jonathan Garcia (La Rochelle - 26-year-old French prop); Retief Uys (RC Narbonne - 30-year-old South African lock); Riki Flutey (London Wasps - 28-year-old England & Lions centre); Jamie Noon (Newcastle Falcons - 29-year-old England centre); Shaun Perry (Bristol - 30-year-old England scrum-half); Pat Barnard (London Wasps - 28-year-old South African prop); Viliame 'Vili' Wagaseduadua (Waikato Chiefs - 26-year-old New Zealand winger); Guillaume Ribes (Toulon - 24-year-old French hooker)  
Out: Ben Cohen (Sale Sharks); Johan van Zyl (Retired); Pierre Capdevielle (Gloucester); Jawad Djoudi (Toulon); Petru Balan (Dax); Vickus Liebenberg (SWD Eagles); Adam Jaulhac (Union Bordeaux-Bègles, on an extended loan); Alexandru Manta (Valence d'Agen); Jonathan Pelissi
é (Grenoble, on a season's loan); Barry Davies (Ospreys); Christopher Mickelwood (Newcastle Falcons); Kevin Buys (Golden Lions); Simon Hughes (Limoges); Pascal Oliveirinha (Cahors); Aurélien Béco (Limoges); Sukanaivalu Hufanga (Limoges); Liam Davies (Ospreys); Norman Ligairi (La Rochelle);


Castres logoCastres
Laurent Travers (Montauban - coach); Laurent Labit (Montauban - coach); Michael Coetzee (Racing-M
étro 92 - 29-year-old South African prop); Alexandre Albouy (Stade Francais - 30-year-old French scrum-half); Romain Cabannes (Biarritz - 24-year-old French centre); Yannick Caballero (Montauban - 26-year-old France flanker); Matthias Rolland (Montauban - 29-year-old French lock); Yoan Audrin (Montauban - 27-year-old French centre); Ibrahim Diarra (Montauban - 26-year-old France flanker); Pierre-Emmanuel Garcia (Clermont Auvergne - 26-year-old French centre); Roman Miralles (Club Atlético San Isidro - 25-year-old Argentine winger); Marc Andreu (Toulon - 23-year-old French winger); Matthieu Nicolas (Bourgoin - 22-year-old French winger, U19 int)
Out: Anthony Lagardère (Dax); Steve Kefu (London Wasps); Kevin Senio (Clermont Auvergne); Mark McCall (Saracens - coach); Lionel Nallet (Racing-M
étro 92); Lionel Mazars (Bayonne); Florian Faure (Biarritz); Romain Terrain (Biarritz); Thomas Sanchou (SCA Albi); Alexandre Bias (SU Agen); Rafael Carballo (end of contract); Colin Gaston (retired); Danie Saayman (Mazamet); Lei Tomiki (Carcassonne); Afeleke Pelenise (Tasman); Brad Fleming (retired); Lei Tomiki (Queensland Reds)


Clermont Auvergne logoClermont Auvergne
Morgan Parra (Bourgoin - 20-year-old France scrum-half); Lionel Faure (Sale Sharks - 31-year-old France prop); Jason White (Sale Sharks - 30-year-old Scotland flanker); Tasesa Lavea (Chiefs - 29-year-old ex-NZ league centre); Kevin Senio (Castres - 30-year-old All Blacks scrum-half); Willie Wepener (Golden Lions - 28-year-old South African hooker); Gavin Williams (Dax - 26-year-old Samoa centre);
Out: Pierre Mignoni (Toulon); Arnaud Mignardi (Biarritz); Laurent Emmanuelli (Toulon); Thomas Combezou (La Rochelle); Pierre-Emmanuel Garcia (Castres); Alejandro Campos (Montauban); Emmanuel Etien (Montauban); Fabien Alexandre (Biarritz); Jon Senio (Bourgoin); Simms Davison (Waikato); Jacobus Stephanus Roux (Wildeklawer Griquas); 


Montauban logoMontauban
In: S
ébastien Calvet (coach); Andrew Henderson (Glasgow - 29-year-old Scotland centre); Alejandro Campos (Clermont Auvergne - 25-year-old Argentina flanker); Emmanuel Etien (Clermont Auvergne - 28-year-old French flanker); Julien Raynaud (Stade Toulousain - 22-year-old French flanker, U19 int - on loan); Mathieu Bélie (Stade Toulousain - 21-year-old French fly-half, U19 int - on loan); Joel Koffi (Dax - 24-year-old French flanker); Cédric Coll (Perpignan - 21-year-old French scrum-half, u19 int)
Out: Laurent Travers (Castres - coach); Laurent Labit (Castres - coach); Fabien Fortassin (Racing-M
étro 92); Yannick Caballero (Castres); Matthias Rolland (Castres); Yoan Audrin (Castres); Ibrahim Diarra (Castres); Fabrice Soldan (Valence d'Agen); Miguel Avramovic (Argentina); Camille Traversa (La Seyne); Gregory Parriel (Orléans); Marc Raynaud (retired - to become coach)


Montpellier logoMontpellier
Benjamin Thi
éry (Biarritz - 24-year-old France full-back); Juan Figallo (Jockey de Salta - 21-year-old Argentina prop); Marc Giraud (Mont-de-Marsan - 23-year-old French flanker); Saklusa Matadigio (FC Auch Gers - 26-year-old Fiji flanker); Georgi Chkhaldze (Racing-Métro 92 - 27-year-old Georgia flanker)
Out: Louis Picamoles (Stade Toulousain); Didier Chouchan (Marseille-Vitrolles);
Clément Baiocco (Racing-Métro 92); Frikkie Welsh (Western Province); Mark McHugh (Nice); Warren Britz (retired);


Perpignan logoPerpignan
In: Benoit Bourrust
(Biarritz - 23-year-old French prop); Thibault Depagne (Aix-en-Provence - 19-year-old French prop);
Ignacio Miéres (Stade Francais - 22-year-old Argentine fly-half); Thomas Dubois (Colomiers - 20-year-old French prop)
Out: Dan Carter (Crusaders); Chris Cusiter (Glasgow); Sebastien Bozzi (retired); Romain Casals (FC Auch Gers); Nathan Hines (Leinster); C
édric Coll (Montauban); Ignacio Mieres (Stade Francais);


Racing-Metro 92 logoRacing-Métro 92 - Promoted as ProD2 Champions
Sébastien Chabal (Sale Sharks - 31-year-old France lock); Lionel Nallet (Castres - 32-year-old France lock and captain); Fabien Fortassin (Montauban - 25-year-old French fly-half); Clément Baiocco (Montpellier - 29-year-old French prop); Fabrice Culine (SU Agen - 25-year-old French flanker); Rémi Vacquin (La Rochelle - 25-year-old French flanker); Benjamin Noirot (Biarritz - 28-year-old French hooker); Juan Pablo Orlandi (Rugby Rovigo - 25-year-old Argentina prop); Jacques Cronje (Biarritz - 26-year-old Springbok flanker); Julien Saubade (Stade Francais - 25-year-old French winger); Francois Steyn (Natal Sharks - 21-year-old Springbok fly-half/centre); Andrea Masi (Biarritz - 28-year-old Italy centre); Epi Taione (Harlequins - 30-year-old Tonga centre);
Out: Michael Coetzee (Castres);
Georgi Chkhaldze (Montpellier); David Gérard (Marseille); Paino Kelekolio Hehea (Lyon OU); Ludovic Valbon (retired); Jean-Frédéric Dubois (Massy); Julian Vulakoro (Marseille-Vitrolles);


Stade Francais logoStade Francais
James Haskell (London Wasps - 24-year-old England flanker); Tom Palmer (London Wasps - 30-year-old England lock); Benjamin Kayser (Leicester Tigers - 24-year-old France hooker); Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh Rugby - 28-year-old Scotland full-back/wing); Ollie Phillips (Newcastle Falcons - 26-year-old England 7s winger); Julien Dupuy (Leicester Tigers - 25-year-old French scrum-half); Rayno Gerber (Bulls - 28-year-old South African prop); Charlie Davies (Nottingham - 19-year-old English scrum-half); Damien Weber (Lyon OU - 23-year-old French prop);
Out: Fabrice Landreau (Grenoble - coach); Alexandre Albouy (Castres); Julien Saubade (
Racing-Métro 92); Quentin Valancon (Union Bordeaux-Bègles); Pierre Correia (SCA Albi); Dave Valinqueur (SCA Albi); Ignacio Corleto (retired); Juan-Martin Hernandez (Natal Sharks); Franck Montanella (Aix-en-Provence); Stéphane Glas (retired); David Auradou (retired); Loic Charlon (Pau); Agustin Pichot (retired); Terry Bouhraoua (Béziers); Laurent Simutoga (La Rochelle); Ignacio Miéres (Perpignan); Gregori Labadze (Aix-en-Provence); Benoit Guyot (Biarritz);


Toulon logoToulon
ébastien Bruno (Sale Sharks - 34-year-old France hooker); Pierre Mignoni (Clermont Auvergne - 32-year-old France scrum-half); Laurent Emmanuelli (Clermont Auvergne - 25-year-old French centre); Philippe Saint-André (Sale Sharks - director of rugby); Joe El Abd (Bristol - 29-year-old English flanker/No 8); Felipe Contepomi (Leinster - 31-year-old Argentina fly-half); Jamie Robinson (Cardiff Blues - 29-year-old Wales centre); Kris Chesney (Saracens - 35-year-old English flanker); Tom May (Newcastle Falcons - 30-year-old English utility back); Rory Lamont (Sale Sharks - 26-year-old Scotland full-back); Juan Martin Lobbe (Sale Sharks - 27-year-old Argentina flanker/No 8); Timmy Ryan (Munster - 24-year-old Irish prop); Jonny Wilkinson (Newcastle Falcons - 29-year-old England & Lions fly-half); Dewald Meyer Senekal (Golden Lions - 28-year-old South African lock); Clément Marienval (Lyon OU - 23-year-old French winger); Christian Loamanu (Toshiba Brave - 23-year-old Tongan born Japan winger); Tonga Lea'aetoa (London Irish - 32-year-old Tongan prop); Jawad Djoudi (Brive - 33-year-old French hooker)
Out: Orene Ai'i (Japan); Yoann Maestri (Stade Toulousain); Tusi Pisi (Japan); Christiaan Liebenberg (Stormers); Martin Jagr (Union Bordeaux-Begles); Jerry Collins (Ospreys); Sisa Koyamaibole (Sale Sharks);
Soane Toevalu (Mont-de-Marsan); Guillaume Ribes (Brive); Julien Chouquet (Union Bordeaux-Bègles); Marc Andreu (Castres); Ben Castle (Newport Gwent Dragons); Damien Vidal (Grenoble); Clément Imbert (Grenoble); Kiri Mariner (Marseille-Vitrolles); Alessio Galasso (La Seyne); Thomas Vervoot (SCA Albi); Tana Umaga (retired - to coach); Norman Jordaan (retired); Jerome Taofifénua Filitoga (retired); Mathieu Larrouy (Saint-Jean-de-Luz); Gregori Labadze (Marseille-Vitrolles);


Stade Toulousain logoStade Toulousain
Yann David (Bourgoin - 21-year-old France centre); Louis Picamoles (Montpellier - 23-year-old France flanker); Yoann Maestri (Toulon - 21-year-old French lock, U19 int), Census Johnston (Saracens - 27-year-old Samoa prop); William Geraudie (Limoges - 21-year-old French scrum-half)
Out: Gaffie Du Toit (SWD Eagles);
Mathieu André (Dax); Alexandre Ducasse (Dax); Loic Mazières (Dax); Charles Gimenez (Biarritz); Julien Raynaud (Montauban - on loan); Mathieu Bélie (Montauban - on loan); Stéphane Clement (La Rochelle - loan); Salvatore Perugini (Bayonne); Fabien Pelous (retired); Netava Ravouvou (end of contract)  


British and Irish players already in Top 14:
Phil Christophers - Castres:
27-year-old England centre (3 caps), joined from Leeds in 2005/06
Simon Taylor - Stade Francais:
29-year-old Scotland flanker/No 8 (67 caps), joined from Edinburgh in 2007/08
Magnus Lund - Biarritz:
25-year-old England flanker (10 caps), joined from Sale Sharks in 2008/09
Phil Fitzgerald - Toulon -
32-year-old Scottish hooker, joined from Boroughmuir in 1997/98
Nick Adams - Montauban -
31-year-old English prop, joined from London Wasps in 2008/09
Matthew Clarkin - Montauban -
27-year-old English flanker/No 8, joined in 2005/06
Scott Murray - Montauban -
33-year-old Scotland lock (77 caps), joined from Edinburgh in 2007/08
Damien Browne - Brive -
28-year-old Irish lock, joined from Northampton Saints in 2008/09
Andy Goode - Brive -
29-year-old England fly-half (14 caps), joined from Leicester Tigers in 2008/09
Simon Hughes - Limoges -
22-year-old English prop, joined Brive in 2006/07, signed for Limoges in 2009/10
Ben Johnston - Brive -
30-year-old England centre (2 caps), joined from Saracens in 2007/08
Alix Popham - Brive -
29-year-old Wales No 8 (31 caps), joined from Llanelli Scarlets in 2008/09
Steve Thompson - Brive -
30-year-old England hooker (53 caps), joined from Northampton Saints in 2007/08
Bruce Douglas - Montpellier -
29-year-old Scotland prop (43 caps), joined from Llanelli Scarlets in 2008/09
Mark McHugh - Nice -
30-year-old Ireland full-back (1 cap), joined Montpellier from Connacht in 2007/08, signed for Nice in 2009/10
Ollie Smith - Montpellier -
26-year-old England centre (9 caps), joined from Leicester Tigers in 2008/09
Johnny Howard - Bayonne -
28-year-old English scrum-half, joined from Northampton Saints in 2007/08
Andrew Springgay - SU Agen -
27-year-old English lock, joined from RC Narbonne in 2007/08
Nathan Hines - Perpignan -
32-year-old Scotland lock (58 caps), joined from Edinburgh in 2005/06
Perry Freshwater - Perpignan -
35-year-old England prop (10 caps), joined from Leicester Tigers in 2003/04
Ben Russell - Racing-Metro 92 -
26-year-old English flanker, joined from Saracens in 2007/08
Dan Scarborough - Racing-Metro 92 -
31-year-old England full-back (2 caps), joined from Saracens in 2009/10
Craig Smith - Racing-Metro 92 -
30-year-old Scotland prop (25 caps), joined from Edinburgh in 2008/09


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