The third center line of Racing 92 Jordan Joseph, two-time under-twenty world champion, has been loaned until the end of the season in Pau, the two clubs concerned announced on Monday.
Joseph, 21, trained in Sarcelles then in Massy, has been in the Top 14 since he was 18.
In just over three seasons, he played 28 Top 14 and five European Cup matches, but lacking playing time, he opted for a loan in Béarn where he will meet Sébastien Piqueronies, his former manager in the French U20s (18 selections, 12 tries registered).
“I am very happy to find Jordan again within the environment of the Section which, I am convinced, will be very favorable to him to assert all his potential. The objective is very clear: to grow together, ”commented Piqueronies on the Pau site. The departure of Jordan Joseph had become a certainty among the Sky and White. The third row, promised a great future, struggled to find its place among the pros. "I have not shown enough, not proven enough to be able to apply for the XV of France, he said, in January 2020, learning that he had not been called by the coach Fabien Galthié while his name was circulating. It is the media that talk about the phenomenon. Me, I do not take the lead with that, I stay the same, I play my game without putting myself under pressure. »The captain of the Bleuets with an advantageous physique (1.89 m;115 kg) would then experience mostly disappointments despite some flashes. In Pau, he will try to make a new start.