In this week of the Top 14 final where the club will face Toulouse, Stade Rochelais has just announced three important extensions: Leyds, Rhule and the giant Will Skelton, this one for the next four seasons.
It’s important to keep your good players. La Rochelle knows it and has just announced three important extensions in this very special week for the maritime club, which will for the first time in its history try to lift the Brennus Shield on Friday (8:45 p.m.) at the Stade de France against Stade Toulousain. .
Thus, the versatile wingers Dillyn Leyds (2024), Raymond Rhule (2023) and the giant Australian 2nd row Will Skelton (2025) have decided to extend the adventure with the Yellow and Black.
Skelton extends 4 years
Whether it is Leyds (25 games this season, 24 starts, 9 tries), Rhule (24 games, 21 starts, 6 tries) or Skelton (24 games, 22 starts, one try), these three recruits have made themselves indispensable within of the La Rochelle workforce. Skelton alone gave an incredible physical dimension to the La Rochelle pack, helped by Atonio, Alldritt, Sazy and others.
Arrived from Saracens in England, with whom he had been several times European champion and champion of England, many people feared his return there. It is not, he will play the next four seasons with the Rochelais jersey. A hell of a blow, like the other two, achieved by Stade Rochelais.