The Top14 Transfer XV Is As Terrifying As You Expected


The French clubs that make up the Top14 have never been afraid to throw the cash around, and next season looks to be no different thanks to this lot…

15.Ayumu Goromaru

Despite struggling to make much of an impact at the Reds, the Japanese full back is still remembered for his World Cup performances. His commercial value isn’t exactly a downside though.

14.Isaia Toeava

The former All Black star is set to leave Japan at the end of the current domestic season ready to head to the Top14 with Clermont.

13.Alexandra Dumoulin

Dumoulin is one of the few French players heading to Montpellier where he will hope to establish himself in the side and push on for more international caps.

12.Ian Madigan

With his opportunities in an Ireland jersey limited, Madigan has opted for a move to Bordeaux where he will have the chance to play inside Adam Ashley-Cooper.

11.Nemani Nadolo

The giant Fijian has decided this will be his last season in Super Rugby and will now join Jake White’s foreign hoard in Montpellier as they look to challenge for the Top14.

10.Francois Trinh-Duc

The forgotten man of French rugby, Trinh-Duc turned down an offer from Montpellier to sign with Toulon where there will be plenty of expectation on the mercurial playmaker.

9.Vasil Lobzhanidze

You may not know the name yet, but at just 19, Lobzhanidze already has 15 Georgian caps to his name and looks to be an astute signing by Brive.

8.Victor Vito

With his All Black opportunities limited, La Rochelle look to have made an exciting signing with Vito set to make a considerable improvement to their back row.

7.Liam Gill

The Reds flanker looked out of options with the Wallabies thanks to ‘Pooper’ so has opted to bring his considerable talents to the Top14 with Toulon.

6.Ben Mowen

After impressing under Jake White for Montpellier, former Wallabies captain Mowen is now heading to Pau who will be hoping he can continue his good form.

5.Richie Gray

The giant Scottish lock has had a relatively successful spell at Castres and is now looking to step up again, this time with French giants Toulouse.

4.Leone Nakarawa

The Glasgow lock has been their star man for a number of seasons now, and looks set to bring his exciting brand of forward play to Paris with Racing next season.

3.Vadim Cobilas

Virtually unheard of outside of Manchester, Cobilas has slowly gone about establishing himself as one of the top tightheads in England before his move to France next season.

2.Leonardo Ghiraldini

One of Italy’s most experienced forwards, Ghiraldini will help ensure that the Toulouse front row continues to remain as dominant as possible.

1.Alexandre Menini

Menini has decided to end his stay with Toulon and will now head to Lyon where he is likely to form a vital part of their front row next season.



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