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Top 14: Australian international Rob Simmons signs in Clermont


Australian international second line Rob Simmons (33, 102 caps) has signed up for the next two seasons at Clermont, announced...

Australian international second line Rob Simmons (33, 102 caps) has signed up for the next two seasons in Clermont, the Auvergne club, currently 10th in the Top 14, announced on Monday.

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Former player of the Australian provinces of the Reds and the Waratahs, Simmons has been playing since 2020 in the English championship, at the London Irish.

He participated in three World Cups (2011, 2015 and 2019) with the Wallabies, whose jersey he has not worn for more than two years.

We needed to densify the pack for the coming seasons with high-level players.

The arrival of Rob is part of this objective.

He will bring us all his experience in terms of conquest and character

, ”commented Clermont manager Christophe Urios in a press release.

In difficulty this season in the Top 14, the ASM has also announced the recruitment, also for two years, of another second line, the New Zealander Chris Gabriel (23), who had been put on trial there. a few weeks ago.

He is really strong, with an impressive physique (2.03 m, 128 kg).

He moves a lot, it's really a very big potential

, ”described Urios.

He comes from Japan and played a lot in XIII.

He is not yet formatted and needs to work but it can be a very good surprise


Clermont had already densified its pack for the coming seasons with the reinforcements of four internationals, the French right pillar Mohamed Haouas, the Australian hooker Folau Fainga'a, the New Zealand third line Pita-Gus Sowakula and the Argentinian third line Marcos Kremer .

Source: lefigaro

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