Former Bath prop Max Lahiff’s move to Clermont Auvergne is no longer happening following the discovery of a neck issue.
The issue was found during a medical, and as a result, the 29-year-old’s move has been called off.
Translated from French, the club said in a statement: “The Englishman from Bath, who came in as a World Cup joker, had to give up even before starting training with the Yellow and Blue.
Heartbreak for Max Lahiff as Clermont Auvergne move falls through https://t.co/28b0HvmUL8— BathBytes (@BathBytes) July 15, 2019
“The medical visit has revealed an anomaly in the cervical (neck portion of the spine). The English prop will not be part of the group that will begin Clermont-Ferrand training on Wednesday, July 17.
“The leaders of Clermont have immediately reactivated their search to find, as soon as possible, a new World Cup ‘joker’ candidate at loosehead or tighthead prop. They are hoping their research will succeed in the coming weeks.”