England international heading to France for medical ahead of shock move

England winger Semesa Rokoduguni reportedly flew to France yesterday to undergo a medical with ProD2 side Beziers.

The French club are aiming big as their multi-million pound takeover from a UAE billionaire closes in on completion.

If their project succeeds, the consortium plan to inject 10 million euros from the first season in order to pay off the debts of the club, buy back the loans in progress and, above all, “recruit heavy”.

The club have been linked with a number of high profile stars in recent months including Roko’s Bath teammate Taulupe Faletau along with England internationals Manu Tuilagi and Maro Itoje.

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If they are to sign their high-profile targets they will have to act fast as French rugby has a formal transfer window, which slams shut on July 15th, meaning any big signings would need to happen quickly.

Rokoduguni is an astute attacking wing with raw power and possesses the ability to beat defenders on the wide channels, as well as coming in-field to challenge over the ball.

The Fijian-born England International is also a proud Lance Corporal and reconnaissance tank soldier in the British Army.


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UPDATED | British & Irish Lions predicted 2021 starting XV, according to the bookies

Odds are accurate on Wednesday,3rd July, 8am, and are subject to change. 

Fullback: LIAM WILLIAMS (Wales 4/7)

Other contenders: Stuart Hogg (Scotland 4/6), Jordan Larmour (Ireland EVS), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales 5/1), George Furbank (England 7/2)


Left wing: JONNY MAY (England 1/25)

Other contenders: Jacob Stockdale (Ireland 1/3), Adam Radwan (England 40/1), Jack Nowell (England 11/4), Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales 13/8)


Outside-centre: JONATHAN DAVIES (Wales 1/3)

Other contenders: Henry Slade (England 5/6), Garry Ringshow (Ireland 4/6), Jonathan Joseph (England 13/8), Chris Harris (Scotland 20/1), Huw Jones (Scotland 6/1)


Inside-centre: MANU TUILAGI (England 1/3)

Other contenders: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland 5/6), Hadleigh Parkes (Wales 5/4), Sam Johnson (Scotland 9/2)


Right wing: JOSH ADAMS (Wales 1/18)

Other contenders: Anthony Watson (England 4/6), George North (Wales 2/1), Elliot Daly (England 10/11), Joe Cokanasiga (England 3/1), Keith Earls (Ireland 9/2)

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