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Rugby: English terror Courtney Lawes officially signs for CA Brive


Highlights: Courtney Lawes has signed a contract until 2026. The second row has 105 caps for the XV de la Rose. The 35-year-old is the fifth most capped player in the history of the British and Irish Lions. Lawes will join the club at the start of the 2015-16 season. He will be able to train with the club's first-team squad before joining the squad for the 2016-17 season. The club is based in Bordeaux- sur-Rouge.

The player with 105 caps with the XV de la Rose has signed up until 2026. He will join the Corrèze club next summer.

The Corrèze club, currently a resident of Pro D2, formalized this Friday the signing of the Englishman Courtney Lawes.

A resounding transfer, the second or third row having 105 caps with the XV de la Rose (5th most capped player in English history) and 5 for the British and Irish Lions.

The 35-year-old colossus (2m01, 115kg) retired internationally after the World Cup, which ended in third place.

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  • Pro D2 schedule and results

After spending his entire career with the Northampton Saints, Lawes, who is committed until 2026,

“will join CA Brive-Corrèze with his family at the start of the summer”


“I can’t wait to join CAB next season and give everything I have for this wonderful rugby club.

I still have the soul of a great competitor and I want to continue to progress in this new chapter of my career while contributing to the future success of CAB

,” commented the English terror.

“It’s a real satisfaction to add a player of this caliber to our squad for next season.

Courtney is a leader and, above all, a huge competitor.

He will also have a real role to play with the club's young players because he is one of those players who does not need to speak thanks to the exemplary behavior he shows at work and on the pitch.

We are happy to welcome him and his family

,” said the sports manager, Pierre-Henry Broncan.

On the French XV side, we have not forgotten the monstrous tackle he inflicted on Jules Plisson during the Crunch in 2015.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2024-02-23

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