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Transfer News: France lock Yoann Maestri backs out of move

Toulouse and France lock Yoann Maestri has had a sudden change of heart, opting to join Stade Francais instead of La Rochelle next season.

Maestri initially agreed on a deal to join La Rochelle in November, but since then La Rochelle’s legendary coach Patrice Collazo has quit abruptly, which many feels might have led to the 30-year-old changing his decision.

Parisian outfit Stade Francais reportedly paid La Rochelle €700 000 for Maestri’s signature.

Twice Top 14 and once European winner with Toulouse, Maestri has won 59 caps for the French national side.

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