The third line Louis Picamoles international center, which had already agreed with the UBB for next season, will finally arrive in the next few days in Gironde.
Louis Picamoles will no longer wear the Montpellier jersey. The third line of the international center will be packing its bags sooner than expected. As revealed by RMC Sport on January 29, Picamoles (34 years old, 82 caps) had reached an agreement to join the Union Bordeaux-Bègles at the end of the season. With the key to a one-year contract. Everything was stalled.
But, behind the scenes, the discussions continued. And the former Toulouse and Northampton player will finally join the Gironde club with immediate effect, as a medical joker, as indicated by L’Equipe. According to our information, Picamoles would have announced it to its partners in recent hours and the file is almost complete.
Soon the reunion with Trinh-Duc
Deprived in particular of Mahamadou Diaby, victim of a ruptured Achilles tendon at the end of January against Racing, but also of Marco Tauleigne, affected last weekend, Bordeaux-Bègles smelled the right thing. As for Picamoles, who was no longer in the plans of the MHR and his manager Philippe Saint-André, he will have a good opportunity to relaunch within the team trained by Christophe Urios.
This season, he played eight Top 14 games with the MHR, for three starts. His last appearance in the Hérault jersey will therefore be remembered as the match won against Clermont (22-16) last week.
At UBB, Picamoles will find a player he knows well: François Trinh-Duc. The international opener (33 years old, 66 caps), at the end of his contract with Racing 92, will land this summer at the current third in the Top 14. Picamoles and Trinh-Duc, who played together at the start of their careers in Montpellier, will be responsible for providing their experience.