TRANSFER NEWS: Mathieu Bastareaud on the move yet again

France international Mathieu Bastareaud will be returning to Europe next season after his stint in Major League Rugby with Rugby Union New York came to a premature end.


The powerhouse centre, capped 54 times by France, had been linked with a possible move to Super Rugby and South African franchise Sharks.

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“He will be in Top 14, he has got a two-year contract with Lyon. He will be over there and will do well,” James Kennedy, Rugby United New York’s majority owner, told RugbyPass.


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