France legend to come out of retirement to play in the MLR

According to a report from French newspaper Midi Olympique, former France and Toulouse fly-half Frédéric Michalak is set to make a sensational return.

The 35-year-old will reportedly turn out for Rugby United New York, in their debut Major League Rugby season in 2019.

Michalak, whose most recent stint was with Lyon – joining the club as an advisor following his retirement, also enjoyed a successful period with Toulon, during which the last of his 77 caps for Les Bleus was won.

It was an international career that lasted 14 years and offered up 436 points, 101 of which were amassed at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, a tournament which the Frenchman lit up and truly arrived on the global scene at.

The New York-based MLR franchise have already signed up by Ben Foden for the 2019 season and it looks as if their bid to add star power is far from over if the reports in Midi Olympique are to be believed.


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