The New Zealand international center, Ngani Laumape (28 years old, 15 caps), will join the Stade Français this summer to compensate in particular for the departure of Gaël Fickou. The Parisian club also announced four other signings.
Nice pick from Stade Français. The very solid New Zealand international center Ngani Laumape (28 years old, 16 caps since 2017) will join the Parisian club this summer. In search of a reinforcement in this position to compensate for the departures of Gaël Fickou from Racing 92 but also of Jonathan Danty in La Rochelle, the current 8th of the Top 14 has studied several tracks in recent weeks before setting his sights on the All Black of the Hurricanes, also followed by other French clubs.
“Targeted and ambitious recruitment is underway for next season: formalizations will take place quickly,” said Stade Français on March 21, when Fickou’s departure was formalized. The club owned by German billionaire Hans-Peter Wild has kept its promises by signing Ngani Laumape tempted by an experience abroad.
Not selected for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, he was however recalled for the double confrontation against Australia last fall. However, that was not enough to keep him in the country. Laumape will be the headliner of the Parisian recruitment which has already registered the signatures, also formalized by the club on Monday, of the Toulouse pillar Clément Castets, the third line from Agen Romain Briatte as well as the South African pillar of Nevers, Nemo Roelofse, and the English center or winger Harry Glover from Carcassonne.