Bordeaux-Begles have signed giant Tonga tight-head prop Ben Tameifuna for next season, the French Top 14 club said on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old returned from Rugby World Cup duty last year weighing 160kg before dropping down to 145kg, had been approached by Bristol Bears, Harlequins and Sale Sharks.
However, the prop decided that due to the ongoing pandemic, it would make better sense to remain in France and join a Top 14 club with Stade Francais and Lyon also reportedly making offers for the tighthead.
Tameifuna and Dweba will be joined at Stade Chaban-Delmas by ex-New Zealand sevens international Ben Lam and France under-20’s winger Nathanael Hulleu who are expected to soften the blow of losing Fiji’s Semi Radradra to Bristol.
England’s Ultimate All-time 31 man squad
England have had plenty of superstars down the years.
So, narrowing that down into one ultimate 31-man squad won’t be easy.
It’ll be fun, though, and, this is a lockdown, it’s what we do now.
Here we go.
- Jason Robinson
- Rory Underwood
- David Duckham
- Jonny May
- Ben Cohen
- Will Greenwood
- Manu Tuilagi
- Jeremy Guscott
- Will Carling