CONFIRMED: Bastareaud’s new club has changed his position

Mathieu Bastareaud will start the next chapter of his career as a forward on Friday.

Last month Bastareaud, who spent most of his career playing centre, revealed that his new club Lyon were thinking about moving him to the pack.

“With [head coach] Pierre (Mignoni), we discussed the possibility of playing at No.8,” he told reporters at the time.

“I told him that I was not closed to play at that position. On the contrary, since we are talking about change, why not continue! It can also be exciting to take on this challenge over this period. After that, I think I still have a lot of work to perform at this key position. But we will try the bet!”

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